Monday 22 December 2008: Alison Jones-Pomatto, Cameron Cobden, John Deaderick
On 22 December our Readers Panel tried to assemble again to talk about our favorite books we'd read in 2008. But Cameron Cobden was stuck at JFK airport and couldn't call in (I relayed the books she'd mentioned to me the day before) and Alison Jones-Pomatto was working at the Book Seller and could only call in briefly. John Deaderick and I listened to their choices in the KVMR studio and then pontificated about our own favorites. Here are the books we mentioned:

Alison Jones-Pomatto

City of Thieves by David Benioff (Viking)
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (Europa)
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco)
So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger (Atlantic Monthly Press)
In the Woods by Tana French (Viking)

Cameron Cobden

The Yiddish Policemen's Union
by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins)
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles (several editions)

John Deaderick

by Jeffrey Eugenides (Picador)
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens (many editions)
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (Nan A Talese/Doubleday)
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson (Little Brown)
A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami (Vintage)
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)

Eric Tomb

Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami (Vintage)
Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Doubleday)
Earth Abides by George R Stewart (several editions)
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman (Picador)
The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross (Picador)
A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon (Vintage)

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