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Experts Detail Best Book Picks of 2006

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Aired 4/19/09

Tom Fudge : If literacy in America is on the wane, you wouldn’t know it from the number of books published every year. Because there are an awful lot.

The big sellers this holiday season may be ghost-written celebrity memoirs or self-help tomes. But there is a fair amount of good stuff out there as well.


Guest
  • Debra Ginsberg , San Diego-based author of two critically acclaimed memoirs Waiting and Raising Blaze . She has just published her first novel called Blind Submission .
  • Tiffany Lee-Youngren, freelance book critic for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Books discussed on the show:

Fiction
  • Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn
  • Literacy and Longing in L.A., by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack
  • A Spot of Bother, by Mark Haddon
  • Severance, by Robert Olen Butler
  • Twilight of the Superheroes, by Deborah Eisenberg
  • Carte Blanche, by Carlo Lucarelli
  • Small Acts of Sex and Electricity, by Lise Haines
  • Kafka’s Soup, by Mark Crick
Non-Fiction
  • The Great Deluge, by Douglas Brinkley
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan

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