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Book news, reviews, and musings 13 Dec 2010

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News and features

The Independent gives us its top science-related books of the year.

A number of notable authors give us their top picks for 2010.

A four-volume copy of John James Audubons Birds of America was auctioned off for a not too shabby ?7,321,250 on the weekend. GFC? Whats that?

A suppressed work by Anthony Burgess has finally seen the light of day in the school where he once taught.

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Sales, goodies, and freebies

Sales, goodies, and freebies is a new section, so feel free to notify me if you have something I should feature! has posted new fiction by Kij Johnson for your reading pleasure.

The Atlantic Monthly has posted new fiction by Jerome Charyn, EC Osondu, Kate Williams, and more.


Martin Flanagan chats to author Sally Dingo about walking between cultures.

The girls from Girls in the Stacks chat to Kiersten White, author of Paranormalcy


Sarah Reads Too Much reviews In the Woods by Tana French and calls it incredibly well constructed.

Boston Book Bums reviews The Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent, a fascinating historical involving the journey from London to colonial America.

Chachics Book Nook reviews The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (see also our review of Addisons excellent'Garden Spells)


Kimberley Freeman, aka Kim Wilkins, gives us her thoughts on writing her novel Wildflower Hill

Author Barry Jones reflects on the future of publishing and puts out a call for submissions.

Roxanne Gay muses on The Best American Stories 2010 and reflects on the lack of diversity in its pages.

Just for fun

Heres a cute little Christmas-themed video to get you in the end-of-year spirit.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, 'Emma Bull!

Quote of the day

'Volume depends precisely on the writers having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone.' Susan Sontag

Beautiful book cover of the day:

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