1. Because it’s December 10th, let’s revisit Maureen Corrigan’s review of George Saunders' bestseller collection of short stories, “Tenth of December.”

Saunders’ short stories have it all — the flexibility of language, the social criticism, the moral ambition, the entertaining dark humor. Check back with me at the end of 2013; if his collection isn’t in this year’s top 10, it will really have been an extraordinary year for books.


Tenth of December was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction

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    Because it’s December 10th, let’s revisit Maureen Corrigan’s review of George Saunders' bestseller collection of short stories, “Tenth of December.”

    Saunders’ short stories have it all — the flexibility of language, the social criticism, the moral ambition, the entertaining dark humor. Check back with me at the end of 2013; if his collection isn’t in this year’s top 10, it will really have been an extraordinary year for books.

    Tenth of December was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction

    image via telegraph UK

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  1. Maureen Corrigan on George Saunders and his new collection of short stories, The Tenth of December:




It’s tough to make a mainstream name for yourself as a writer — even when you’re a writer who’s won a MacArthur “Genius” Award. Hence, that deliberately provocative headline of The Times Magazine article, which succeeded in its goal of making me want to read Saunders’ new collection of short stories called, Tenth of December. It would be so satisfying to topple that Olympian Times pronouncement, but, in good conscience, I can’t do it. Tenth of December probably will turn out to be one of the best new books I read in 2013 because Saunders is, indeed, something special.




The article Corrigan references is "George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year" from a couple of weeks ago and, if you haven’t already, it is worth the read.
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    Maureen Corrigan on George Saunders and his new collection of short stories, The Tenth of December:

    It’s tough to make a mainstream name for yourself as a writer — even when you’re a writer who’s won a MacArthur “Genius” Award. Hence, that deliberately provocative headline of The Times Magazine article, which succeeded in its goal of making me want to read Saunders’ new collection of short stories called, Tenth of December. It would be so satisfying to topple that Olympian Times pronouncement, but, in good conscience, I can’t do it. Tenth of December probably will turn out to be one of the best new books I read in 2013 because Saunders is, indeed, something special.

    The article Corrigan references is "George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year" from a couple of weeks ago and, if you haven’t already, it is worth the read.

    Image by Marion Ettlinger

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