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Best of 2010 at Dzanc Books

I have a "Best of list" at Dzanc Book's blog today listing my favorite books of 2010. These lists are so hard to compile; I read so many good books last year. But these are ones I definitely wouldn't let anyone borrow, for fear they'd never be returned.

I also did a similar list of short stories for John Madera's blog Big Other a few weeks ago.