Monday, November 15, 2010

Curtis Sittenfeld's favorite books of 2010

The Observer polled a number of writers and public figures about their favorite books of 2010, including:
Curtis Sittenfeld

I fell in love with two American first novels. Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel (Harper) is the gorgeously written story of a marriage over several decades, and it takes place in Miami, Florida, a place so vividly depicted you feel like you've travelled there while reading. If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous (HarperPerennial) is about a college graduate who goes to teach English in Japan, thinking she'll end up in Tokyo and instead landing in a rural nuclear power plant town. It's funny in a sharp, dark, painfully true way.
Read about the other picks at the Observer.

The Page 69 Test: Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel.

The Page 69 Test: If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous.

--Marshal Zeringue