We have asoft spot for the quirky debut novel by short story writer, Kevin Wilson, The Family Fang. Back in March, we discussed it in a special edition of GalleyChat and have enjoyed tracking its success ever since (Nicole Kidman likes it, too. She recently signed it for a movie). The latest accolade; it’s #4 on People magazine’s picks of the years Top Ten Books (Dec. 26 issue).
Like most of the other titles on People‘s list, it’s already on several others. The major exception is #9, In Zanesville, which received its first Best Book mention yesterday, when Nancy Pearl called it her favorite novel of year on NPR’s Morning Edition.
- The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes, (RH/Knopf)
- Bossypants, Tina Fey, (Hachette/Little, Brown; Hachette Audio)
- Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Rob Lowe, (Macmillan/Holt; Macmillan Audio)
- The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson (HarperCollins/Ecco)
- Then Again, Diane Keaton, (RH/Random House; RH Audio)
- The Stranger’s Child, Alan Hollinghurst, (RH/Knopf; RH Audio)
- Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson, (S&S; S&S Audio; Large print, Thorndike; Spanish Edition, RH/Vintage Books)
- State of Wonder, Ann Patchett (Harper; Recorded Books; HarperLuxe; HarperAudio)
- In Zanesville, Jo Ann Beard, (Hachette/Little, Brown; Audio, Dreamscape)
- The Paris Wife, Paula McLain (RH/Ballantine; Audio; Random House and Books On Tape)