Recommending Books

January 4, 2011

Here’s a partial list of some books I read or re-read this year that I think deserve your attention. No “bests” or “mosts”, just books that compelled me to keep reading and thinking, for one reason or another. If you are thinking of buying one, I’d recommend ordering from your local independent bookseller.


  • Life is a Dream, Paul Durcan
  • The Semi Conducting Dictionary, Natalee Caple
  • Past Imperfect and The Irrationalist, Suzanne Buffam
  • Lemon Hound, Sina Queyras
  • Come All You Ghosts, Matthew Zapruder
  • This Way Out, Carmine Starnino
  • Update, Darren Wershler and Bill Kennedy
  • Sea Legend, Mark Callanan
  • Zong!, M. Nourbese Philip
  • The Reinvention of the Human Hand, Paul Vermeersch
  • Paper Radio, Damian Rogers
  • The Chimney Stone, Rob Winger
  • Ossuaries and Inventory, Dionne Brand
  • Different Hours, Stephen Dunn


  • Annabel, Kathleen Winter
  • Galore, Michael Crummey
  • How Should a Person Be and Ticknor, Sheila Heti
  • Every Day in the Morning (Slow), Adam Seelig
  • February, Lisa Moore
  • Far to Go, Alison Pick
  • Mother Superior, Saleema Nawaz

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