Monday 21 Deceber 2oo9: John Deaderick/Alison Jones-Pomatto/Cameron Cobden
On 21 December Booktown's Readers Panel got together to discuss their favorite books of the year.

Cameron Cobden couldn't get off work so I recorded some of her comments the day before (the wifi connection failed after a minute and I had to summarize most of what she said). As the working mother of a 1 1/2 year old, she only had time to read a few books and could only recommend one of these:

Freddy and Frederica by Mark Helprin

John Deaderick

The Rage of the Vulture by Barry Unsworth
His Dark Materials by Philip Putnam
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Drood by Dan Simmons
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Alison Jones-Pomatto

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
Spooner by Pete Dexter
Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
Me Cheetah by Cheetah
Love Stories in this Town by Amanda Ward

Alsion also had several other books she enjoyed but felt she didn't have time to discuss:

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
When Will There be Good News by Kate Atkinson
Not Becoming My Mother by Ruth Reichl
Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Eric Tomb

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Beijing Coma by Ma Jian
6 novels by Paul Auster
February House bySherill Tippins
The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
Evolution's Rainbow and The Genial Gene by Joan Roughgarden
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Negro President by Garry Wills
Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees and True to Life by Lawrence Weschler
The Value of Nothing by Raj Patel

Links to the books and authors mentioned are coming soon.

To hear this program, click here.

posted by Eric Tomb and others 8:49 AM

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