Nancy Pearl’s Favorite People (are in books, of course)

On NPR’s Morning Edition today, Nancy Pearl talks about her favorite books of the year; those that feature people who become part of your life, so much so that when you finish, it’s “like you’re losing a friend.” (listen here)

Among the four titles she features on air (three more are on the Web site) is a debut novel, that she calls “her favorite novel of the year”:

In Zanesville: A Novel
Jo Ann Beard
Retail Price: $23.99
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Hachette/Little, Brown- (2011-04-25)
ISBN / EAN: 0316084476 / 9780316084475

Audio: Dreamscape

She also recommends a 1,000-page  history of the Civil War, written from the point of view of Great Britain. Nancy says that author Amanda Foreman brings to life each one of the over 200 people she describes, from well-known politicians to a lesser-known female spy. The book is on many of the year’s best books lists.

A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War
Amanda Foreman
Retail Price: $35.00
Hardcover: 1008 pages
Publisher: RH/Random House – (2011-06-28)
ISBN / EAN: 037550494X / 9780375504945

Audio; Books on Tape; audio and ebook on OverDrive

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