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I dieci migliori libri del 2010: New York Times

14 dicembre 2010

I dieci migliori libri del 2010: il New York Times li ha eletti sulla Sunday Book Review.

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New York Times

The 10 Best Books of 2010: Sunday Book Review


FREEDOM Eccolo su LibOn senza spese di spedizione
By Jonathan Franzen.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

The author of “The Corrections” is back, not quite a decade later, with an even richer and deeper work — a vividly realized narrative set during the Bush years, when the creedal legacy of “personal liberties” assumed new and sometimes ominous proportions. Franzen captures this through the tribulations of a Midwestern family, the ­Berglunds, whose successes, failures and appetite for self-invention reflect the larger story of millennial America.

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By Ann Beattie.

As these 48 stories published in The New Yorker from 1974 through 2006 demonstrate, Beattie, even as she chronicled and satirized her post-1960s generation, also became its defining voice. She punctures her characters’ pretensions and jadedness with an economy and effortless dialogue that writers have been trying to emulate for three decades, though few, if any, have matched her seamless combination of biting wit and mordant humor, precise irony and consummate cool.

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By Emma Donoghue.
Little, Brown & Company.

Donoghue has created one of the pure triumphs of recent fiction: an ebullient child narrator, held captive with his mother in an 11-by-11-foot room, through whom we encounter the blurry, often complicated space between closeness and autonomy. In a narrative at once delicate and vigorous — rich in psychological, sociological and political meaning — Donoghue reveals how joy and terror often dwell side by side.

By William Trevor.

Gathering work from Trevor’s previous four collections, this volume shows why his deceptively spare fiction has haunted and moved readers for generations. Set mainly in Ireland and England, Trevor’s tales are eloquent even in their silences, documenting the way the present is consumed by the past, the way ancient patterns shape the future. Neither modernist nor antique, his stories are timeless.

A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD Eccolo su LibOn la libreria internazionale di Genova
By Jennifer Egan.
Alfred A. Knopf.

Time is the “goon squad” in this virtuosic rock ’n’ roll novel about a cynical record producer and the people who intersect his world. Ranging across some 40 years and inhabiting 13 different characters, each with his own story and perspective, Egan makes these disparate parts cohere into an artful whole, irradiated by a Proustian feel for loss, regret and the ravages of love.


APOLLO’S ANGELS: A History of Ballet Eccolo su LibOn senza spese di spedizione
By Jennifer Homans.
Random House.

Here is the only truly definitive history of classical ballet. Spanning more than four centuries, from the French Renaissance to American and Soviet stages during the cold war, Homans shows how the art has been central to the social and cultural identity of nations. She meticulously reconstructs entire eras, describing the evolution of ballet technique while coaxing long-lost dances back to life. And she raises a crucial question: In the 21st century, can ballet survive?

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By Stacy Schiff.
Little, Brown & Company.

With her signature blend of wit, intelligence and superb prose, Schiff strips away 2,000 years of prejudices and propaganda in her elegant reimagining of the Egyptian queen who, even in her own day, was mythologized and misrepresented.

THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A Biography of Cancer Su LibOn
By Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Mukherjee’s magisterial “biography” of the most dreaded of modern afflictions. He excavates the deep history of the “war” on cancer, weaving haunting tales of his own clinical experience with sharp sketches of the sometimes heroic, sometimes misguided scientists who have preceded him in the fight.

FINISHING THE HAT: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, ­Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes Eccolo su LibOn
By Stephen Sondheim.
Alfred A. Knopf.

The theater’s pre-eminent living songwriter offers a master class in how to write a musical, covering some of the greatest shows, from “West Side Story”  to “Sweeney Todd.” Sondheim’s analysis of his and others’ lyrics is insightful and candid, and his anecdotes are telling and often very funny.

THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration Eccolo su LibOn
By Isabel Wilkerson.
Random House.

Wilkerson, a former national correspondent for The Times, has written a masterly and engrossing account of the Great Migration, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South between 1915 and 1970. The book centers on the journeys of three black migrants, each representing a different decade and a different destination.



USA Bestsellers Books: 12-19 Novembre 2010

19 novembre 2010

La lista dei libri più venduti in U.S.A.  Settimana dal 12 al 19 Novembre 2010.

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1. TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.

2. THE CONFESSION, by John Grisham. (Doubleday)

3. INDULGENCE IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb. (Putnam)

4. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf)

5. AMERICAN ASSASSIN, by Vince Flynn. (Atria)

6. MOONLIGHT MILE, by Dennis Lehane. (Morrow/HarperCollins)

7. WORTH DYING FOR, by Lee Child. (Delacorte)

8. FALL OF GIANTS, by Ken Follett. (Dutton)

9. IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS, by Jan Karon. (Viking)

10. SQUIRREL SEEKS CHIPMUNK, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown)

11. SAFE HAVEN, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central)

12. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam

13. SIDE JOBS, by Jim Butcher. (Roc)

14. EDGE, by Jeffery Deaver. (Simon & Schuster)

15. FREEDOM, by Jonathan Franzen. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)


1. LIFE, by Keith Richards with James Fox. (Little, Brown)

2. BROKE, by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe. (Threshold/Mercury Radio Arts)

3. UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS, by Portia de Rossi. (Atria)

4. EARTH (THE BOOK), by Jon Stewart and others. (Grand Central)

5.  ME, by Ricky Martin. (Celebra)

6. THEY CALL ME BABA BOOEY, by Gary Dell’Abate with Chad Millman. (Spiegel & Grau)

7. THE LAST BOY, by Jane Leavy. (Harper/HarperCollins)

8. IN FIFTY YEARS WE’LL ALL BE CHICKS, by Adam Carolla. (Crown Archetype)

9. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOL. 1, by Mark Twain. (University of California)

10. PINHEADS AND PATRIOTS, by Bill O’Reilly. (Morrow/HarperCollins)
11.CLEOPATRA, by Stacy Schiff. (Little, Brown)
12. —— FINISH FIRST, by Tucker Max. (Gallery)
13. AT HOME, by Bill Bryson. (Doubleday)
14. TRICKLE UP POVERTY, by Michael Savage. (Morrow/HarperCollins)
15. MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern. (It Books/HarperCollins)


Fonte: New York

Le classifiche riflettono la vendite nazionali della settimana 3-9 Ottobre 2010 e includono i rivenditori indipendenti e le catene.

“Life”, l’autobiografia di Keith Richards

15 novembre 2010

Nelle librerie l’autobiografia del grande chitarrista dei Rolling Stones.

Tra  riff  rythm and blues, eroina e tour entrati nella storia del rock n’ roll, The Life: Keith Richards.

Il libro è stato pubblicato dalla casa editrice Little, Brown and Company il 26 Ottobre.