And these are some lists. In young people’s lit we have:
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Kathleen Duey, Skin Hunger: A Resurrection of Magic, Book One
M. Sindy Felin, Touching Snow
Brian Selznick,The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Sara Zarr, Story of a Girl
Loved the Selznick, still haven’t read the Zarr for some bizarre reason (but yay! and I’m looking forward to it), and the Duey is currently in the stack. I know nada about the Felin and haven’t gotten a copy of the Alexie yet. Strong list–although I would have loved to see Flora Segunda on there, my own personal favorite of the year to date.
And bloggers everywhere will be cheering Joshua Ferris’ inclusion in the best novel category, I’m guessing–not to mention fan favorite Denis Johnson.