>Top Ten Books of 2006

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The NYT has come up with a list of the 10 best books of 2006. I’m happy to see both Claire Messud and Amy Hempel on the list, and I’m looking forward to reading a few of the others–the Ford, especially.

Fiction: Absurdistan, by Gary Shteyngart; The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel; The Emperor’s Children, by Claire Messud; The Lay of the Land, by Richard Ford; and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl.

Non-fiction: Falling Through the Earth, by Danielle Trussoni; The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright; Mayflower, by Nathaniel Philbrick; The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan; and The Places in Between, by Rory Stewart.

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