Phil’s 2010 Top Picks

Phil’s 2010 Top Picks

 The following titles, which I prefer to list without ranking, are my top picks among those published in 2010 that I reviewed during 2010. It would be easy to find room for another 5-6 fiction titles (I truly enjoyed and admired recent titles by Jonathon King, Kris Radish, Julie Compton, Chris Kuzneski, Kristy Kiernan, and Bob Morris), but I’m staying with the 10 selected.

Because I review far fewer nonfiction titles than fiction, I’ve made this list a “top 8.” The first two lists reflect my favorites among the trade publications that I reviewed.

Separately, I’ve listed 3 self-published titles that seem to me especially worthy of notice.

FICTION [trade]

Julie Orringer, The Invisible Bridge

Lisa Unger, Fragile

Randy Wayne White, Deep Shadow

William Heffernan, The Dead Detective

Robert Macomber, The Darkest Shade of Honor

Allegra Goodman, The Cookbook Collector

*James Lee Burke, The Glass Rainbow

Connie May Fowler, How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly

Michael Lister, The Body and the Blood

Susan Hubbard, The Season of Risks

NONFICTION  [trade]

Rodger Kamenetz, Burnt Books

*Anna Lillios, Crossing the Creek

Doug Alderson, Encounters with Florida’s Endangered Wildlife

Michael Hirsh, The Liberators

Dorothy Seymour Mills, Chasing Baseball

Benjamin Balint, Running Commentary

*Ron Ellis, ed., In That Sweet Country: Uncollected Writings of Harry Middleton

Lu Vickers, Cypress Gardens, American’s Tropical Wonderland

SELF-PUBLISHED

Robert Hilliard, Phillipa

Lander Duncan, Children of Secrets

Saul Cooperman, Eddie and Me

For all but three of these titles, reviews are available via this web site. Just type author or title in search box on sidebar.  *Titles reviewed in www.southernlitreview.com – see link on sidebar.

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One response to “Phil’s 2010 Top Picks

  1. Chasing Baseball is getting good reviews, but there’s none that I appreciate more than the perceptive remarks of Phil Jason.

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