Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Economist: best books of 2009

The Economist named its best books of the year.

One title on the list:
American Rust. By Philipp Meyer.

Set in America’s crumbling industrial heartland, Mr Meyer’s first novel is a paean to the end of empire — a book that is as painful as it is enjoyable.
Read about a work of nonfiction on the list.

Read an excerpt from American Rust, and learn more about the book and author at Philipp Meyer's website.

The Page 69 Test: American Rust.

--Marshal Zeringue