Archive for dicembre 2009

USA: novità dicembre 2009, gennaio 2010

23 dicembre 2009

Dal sito del New York Times le principali novità in libreria:

FACES OF THE GONE By Brad Parks (Minotaur)

CLEAVING By Julie Powell (Penguin)

VILLAGE OF THE GHOST BEARS By Stan Jones (Soho Press)

LONDON BOULEVARD By Ken Bruen (Minotaur)

TRUE CONFECTIONS By Katharine Weber (Shaye Areheart)

LA’S ORCHESTRA SAVES THE WORLD By Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon)

Fonte: The New York Times (December 16, 2009)

Dal Publishers Weekly i 10 libri dell’anno

18 dicembre 2009

La lista dei migliori 10 libri dell’anno compilata dal Publishers Weekly. La lista include sia fiction che non fiction:

The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes (Pantheon);

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon (Ballantine);

Big Machine by Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau);

Cheever by Blake Bailey (Knopf);

A Fiery Peace in a Cold War by Neil Sheehan (Random);

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin (Bloomsbury);

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer (Pantheon);

Lost City of Z by David Grann (Doubleday);

Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford (Penguin Press);

Stitches by David Small (Norton).

Fonte: Publishers Weekly, 10/28/2009

Scienza: i migliori libri del 2009

16 dicembre 2009

I migliori libri di scienza scelti dal Sunday Times

Darwin’s Sacred Cause,  Adrian Desmond and James Moore (Penguin)

Darwin’s Island, Steve Jones (Little, Brown)

The Greatest Show on Earth, Richard Dawkins (Transworld)

Why Evolution Is True, Jerry Coyne (OUP)

The Vanishing Face of Gaia, James Lovelock (Penguin)

He Knew He Was Right: The Irrepressible Life of James Lovelock and Gaia, John and Mary Gribbin (Penguin)

The Strangest Man : The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius, Paul Dirac (Faber)

Fonte: Sunday Times, December 6, 2009

I migliori libri del 2009 scelti dal New York Times

16 dicembre 2009

The 10 Best Books of 2009

Fiction

“Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want ItBy Maile Meloy, Riverhead Books

Chronic CityBy Jonathan Lethem, Doubleday

A Gate at the StairsBy Lorrie Moore, Alfred A. Knopf

Half Broke HorsesBy Jeannette Walls, Scribner

A Short History of WomenBy Kate Walbert, Scribner

Non fiction

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of ScienceBy Richard Holmes, Pantheon Books

The Good SoldiersBy David Finkel, Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Lit : A MemoirBy Mary Karr, Harper/HarperCollins Publisher

Lords of Finance : The Bankers Who Broke the WorldBy Liaquat Ahamed,
The Penguin Press

Raymond Carver : A Writer’s LifeBy Carol Sklenicka, Scribner

Fonte: THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (Wednesday, December 9, 2009)


Francia: i migliori libri del 2009

7 dicembre 2009

Come ogni anno la redazione di Lire ha scelto i 20 migliori libri dell’anno in 20  generi differenti.

Les 20 meilleurs livres :

Meilleur livre de l’année
Colum McCann, Et que le vaste monde poursuive sa course folle ( Belfond)

Récit français
Emmanuel Carrère, D’autres vies que la mienne (P.O.L)

Roman étranger
Philippe Roth, Exit le fantôme (Gallimard)

Autobiographie
Claude Lanzmann, Le lièvre de Patagonie (Gallimard)
ex æquo avec Daniel Cordier, Alias Caracalla (Gallimard)

Roman français
Dany Laferrière, L’énigme du retour (Grasset)

Polar
Dennis Lehane, Un pays à l’aube (Rivages/Thriller)

Découverte étrangers
Marilynne Robinson, Chez nous ( Actes Sud)

Révélation française
Thierry Hesse, Démon (L’Olivier)

Premier roman étranger
Paolo Giordano, La solitude des nombres premiers (Seuil)

Histoire
Yuri Slezkine, Le siècle juif (La Découverte)

Biographie
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Une vie (Grasset)

Roman Gonzo
Tom Robbins, Comme la grenouille sur son nénuphar (Gallmeister)

Essai critique
Alain Finkielkraut, Un coeur intelligent (Stock/Flammarion)

Philosophie
François Roustang, Le secret de Socrate pour changer la vie (Odile Jacob)

Cuisine
John Dickie, Delizia! Une histoire culinaire de l’Italie (Buchet-Chastel)

Nouvelles
Antonio Tabucchi, Le temps vieillit vite (Gallimard)

Classique revisité
Alfred Döblin, Novembre 1918. Une révolution allemande (Agone)

BD
David Prudhomme, Rébétiko (Futuropolis)

Jeunesse
Anne-Laure Bondoux, Le temps des miracles (Bayard Jeunesse)

Fonte: L’Express 03/12/2009