Literary Rats

Over at the LitBlog Co-Op Ed talks about why he nominated the latest Read This! selection: Sam Savage’s Firmin. (This is a charming, thoughtful little book* that was pretty much neck and neck for my affections with nominee Manbug, which Matt Cheney will post about on Wednesday, I believe.) And it comes from the truly awesome Coffeehouse Press. So, check it out.

Something else about this round’s books? There’s only three, as there will be in every round from now on, and they’re all short, which may never happen again.

*I first suspected I’d like it when I noticed Karen Joy Fowler blurbed it. I make it a habit never to quibble with Karen’s taste.

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