Dec 18, 2009   |  

Top Ten Books of 2009: The Complete List

Here are my top ten books of 2009. 1. Wendell Berry, Leavings: Poems 2. Dan Baum, Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans 3. Andrew J. Cherlin, Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today 4…. Read More

Dec 18, 2009   |  

Top Ten Books of 2009, Number One

Wendell Berry, Leavings: Poems For years, I’ve read one of Wendell Berry’s “Sabbath Poems” every Sunday afternoon. I rarely stop thinking about it throughout the week. I’ve said earlier that this list of ten books is in random order and,… Read More

Dec 18, 2009   |  

Top Ten Books of 2009, Number Two

Dan Baum, Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans “Stop thinking of New Orleans as the worst-organized city in the United States,” author Dan Baum starts off this book. “Start thinking of it as the best-organized city in the… Read More

Dec 18, 2009   |  

Top Ten Books of 2009, Number Three

Andrew J. Cherlin, The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today As you go to your family gatherings this holiday season, you might wonder why so many of the twenty- and thirty-somethings there are on their… Read More

Dec 17, 2009   |  

Top Ten Books of 2009, Number Four

Frederick Barthelme, Waveland “Waveland was like Baghdad if the Air Force had hit it really hard: gone.” That’s the description this novel gives you of the town in Hancock County, Mississippi, after Hurricane Katrina. This book, written by University of… Read More

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