Friday, July 30, 2010
Book Blogger Hop: Favorite New Author of the Year (So Far ....)
Maybe it is a sign that I am loving my new job, but these days, Friday just seems to show up even faster than usual.
Either that or it really is true what the infamous "they" say about time flying as we get older. (It does.)
This week's Book Blogger Hop question ties in with that, asking who our favorite new-to-us author is this year.
(I know ... I can't believe we're at the end of July either. Hopefully there are lots of favorite new-to-us authors.)
For me, I'd have to go with Steve De Jarnett, because I was so taken with his short story "Rubiaux Rising" in The Best American Short Stories 2009. (I raved about it here, in my Sunday Salon post on April 25.) It really is one of the best short stories I've ever read and I am looking forward to reading more from Steve.
Also well worth mentioning are Jess Walter (The Financial Lives of the Poets), Joshua Ferris (Then We Came to the End), Cathy Marie Buchanan (The Day the Falls Stood Still), and Kelly Corrigan (Lift). (Links take you to my reviews.)
Looking forward to spending some time Hopping around to your blogs and discovering some soon-to-be favorite authors!
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