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2010’s Top 100 Books

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The Kansas City Star lists its Top 100 Books of the year. Books by Allison Amend, Benjamin Percy, Patrick Somerville, Richard Bausch, Robert Stone, Emmanuel Carrère, and Salman Rushdie are on it.

I reviewed Amend’s Stations West in The Raleigh News & Observer.

I reviewed Percy’s  first novel, The Wilding in The Boston Globe.

The Universe

I reviewed Somerville’s book of short stories, The Universe in Miniature in Miniature in The Boston Globe.

I reviewed Something Is Out There in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

I reviewed Fun With Problems in The Raleigh News & Observer.

I reviewed Carrère’s My Life as a Russian Novel in The Boston Globe.

I reviewed Luka and the Fire of Life in The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Written by Joe Peschel

November 24th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

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Review of Luka and the Fire of Life

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If you’re expecting magical realism on a level with Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, you may initially be disappointed in Luka and the Fire of Life (Random House, 240 pages, $25). But the charm and cleverness of this buoyant fantasy will draw you into its Magical World.

Read my review in the November 24, 2010, edition of The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

You can buy Luka and the Fire of Life at Barnes & Noble.

Written by Joe Peschel

November 24th, 2010 at 1:46 am