6.09.2010

What's Good Now: What to Read June 2010

I don’t know about you, but the books just keep coming, and I’m beginning to wonder if the publishing industry will ever stem the flow. By the looks of the published pile out this month, I'm not holding my breath. In an effort to help sort through the deluge, I’ll be picking my top 3 picks each month. I figure 3 will give folks a fighting chance of keeping up…

1. Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
Jackson's latest is riveting, hilarious, poignant, and thought-provoking as it follows Rose Mae Lolly on a path to a better life.

2. The Marrowbone Marble Company by Glenn Taylor

Finely wrought and eloquently presented, this historical novel follows one West Virginia mining family through the social upheavals of the mid-20th century.

3. The Great Lover by Jill Dawson
Dawson, herself a poet, imagines the youth of World War I poet Rupert Brooke in this beautifully written novel about a failed love affair.

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