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3 Responses to "2008: The Year In Book News, Part 2"
January 3, 2009 at 11:11 AM
We often attempt to determine the best books of the past week, month, year etc. Virtually all are the products of so-called standard publishers. But many superb writers have finally begun to see a light at the end of the tunnel. And it is not just another train coming in the opposite direction! The technology leading the way to self publishing has been both a god-send, and a mixed blessing. We are flooded with books. Now the questions have become: Which books about American life will forever remind us of who we are, and who we will become? Which books will become like the classics of the past? Which will guide us? Which will uplift? Which will be passed on to the next generations? I know of one such recently published book, already being embraced: Finding Grace on a Less Traveled Road: A Cancer Doctor Reflects on Living and Dying. But this is just one book among many. What books do you think will uplift and inspire like this one? What books really matter to you, and us all?
January 1, 2009 at 03:48 PM
I predict the Powells.com Book News blogger will be exposed for taking millions of dollars worth of payola from publishers and authors. And James Frey will lie some more.
January 1, 2009 at 03:36 PM
Any predictions for the biggest book scandal of 2009?
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