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BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman to highlight one book each month that you should not miss. If the Statesman Selects it, you know it's bound to be a good read.
Go here to see this month's pick. Below find a list of all of the Statesman Selects picks thus far.
December 2012"With her latest novel, “NW,” Smith returns to the fertile territory of northwest London to explore the inner lives of four troubled characters, using inventive narrative techniques that range from streams of consciousness to text-message exchanges."Read the whole review.
January 2013"Short story master George Saunders is fascinated by one of the great stories of the modern age — and it’s not climate change, not the world at war. Rather: It is the aching banality of our times. The pervasive McCulture. And how it robs us of our humanity, contorts our moral bearings, separates us from true feeling."Read the whole review.
February 2013"In vivid prose, the director of the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism explains why his favorite film is important and a masterpiece. And he does so in the clear, economical style of a writer who’s lived a life of deadlines in news capitals around the world."Read the whole review.
March 2013"Louisa Hall deftly explores the notions of romantic and familial regret in her debut novel, “The Carriage House.” And it’s already getting plenty of attention. Oprah has selected it as one of the top reads in March for her influential book club." Read the whole review.
April 2013"Harrigan writes with ease, with a straightforward, friendly
thoughtfulness that lures you in and makes you wonder how someone can be
so nice, so modest, so self-deprecating at times, when it’s obvious
that writing as concisely and clearly as he does is quite difficult." Read the whole review
“Over the course of 11 novels, Mosley has made Rawlins into both an exceptionally memorable character and something of an everyman, a detective who, quietly and not so quietly, struggles against the casual, institutional racism of his age and the machinations of the situation he is handed with equal vigor.”Read the whole review
June 2013 “The Son appears destined to be a contender for 2013’s top literary prizes." Read the whole review
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