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What if you asked 125 top writers to pick their favorite books? Which titles would come out on top?

You'll find the answer in The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books: the ultimate guide to the world's greatest books. As writers such as Norman Mailer, Annie Proulx, Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, Margaret Drabble, Michael Chabon and Peter Carey name the ten books that have meant the most to them, you'll be reminded of books you have always loved and introduced to works awaiting your discovery.

The Top Ten includes summaries of 544 books — each of which is considered to be among the ten greatest books ever written by at least one leading writer. In addition to each writer's Top Ten List, the book features Top Ten Lists tabulated from their picks, including:

  • The Top Ten Books of All Time
  • The Top Ten Books by Living Writers
  • The Top Ten Books of the Twentieth Century
  • The Top Ten Mysteries
  • The Top Ten Comedies
Already sparking debate, The Top Ten will help readers answer the most pressing question of all: What should I read next?

Synopsis:

You'll find the answer in The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books: the ultimate guide to the world's greatest books. As writers such as Norman Mailer, Annie Proulx, Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, Margaret Drabble, Michael Chabon and Peter Carey name the ten books that have meant the most to them, you'll be reminded of books you have always loved and introduced to works awaiting your discovery.

The Top Ten includes summaries of 544 books--each of which is considered to be among the ten greatest books ever written by at least one leading writer. In addition to each writer's Top Ten List, the book features Top Ten Lists tabulated from their picks, including:

• The Top Ten Books of All Time
• The Top Ten Books by Living Writers
• The Top Ten Books of the Twentieth Century
• The Top Ten Mysteries
• The Top Ten Comedies

Already sparking debate, The Top Ten will help readers answer the most pressing question of all: What should I read next?

Synopsis:

Editor Zane asked 125 celebrated authors to choose ten books they loved. The answers revealed some likely suspects, as well as a vast number of books he would never have suspected, including some thoroughly obscure ones. This volume includes a synopsis of each book chosen, along with essays by authors on favorite books.

About the Author

J. Peder Zane is the book review editor of the Raleigh News & Observer and the editor of Norton's Remarkable Reads. His syndicated column received the ASNE Distinguished Writing Award for Commentary.

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Blanchette, February 3, 2007 (view all comments by Blanchette)
This is the best--Its a great guide to all those books you "meant" to read or all the ones you would like to re-read. This definitely answers that age old question "What can I read." This book should be in everyone's library from teens to octogenarians!
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ISBN:
9780393328400
Author:
Zane, J. Peder
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Best books
Subject:
Authors -- Books and reading.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
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Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
20.828 x 13.97 x 2.286 mm 0.286363636363636 kg

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"Synopsis" by , You'll find the answer in The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books: the ultimate guide to the world's greatest books. As writers such as Norman Mailer, Annie Proulx, Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, Margaret Drabble, Michael Chabon and Peter Carey name the ten books that have meant the most to them, you'll be reminded of books you have always loved and introduced to works awaiting your discovery.

The Top Ten includes summaries of 544 books--each of which is considered to be among the ten greatest books ever written by at least one leading writer. In addition to each writer's Top Ten List, the book features Top Ten Lists tabulated from their picks, including:

• The Top Ten Books of All Time
• The Top Ten Books by Living Writers
• The Top Ten Books of the Twentieth Century
• The Top Ten Mysteries
• The Top Ten Comedies

Already sparking debate, The Top Ten will help readers answer the most pressing question of all: What should I read next?
"Synopsis" by , Editor Zane asked 125 celebrated authors to choose ten books they loved. The answers revealed some likely suspects, as well as a vast number of books he would never have suspected, including some thoroughly obscure ones. This volume includes a synopsis of each book chosen, along with essays by authors on favorite books.
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