Thursday, December 6, 2007

Best Books of 2007 - Dewey Picks Part 2

Continuing our series of Top Ten Books for 2007, today we have two Deweys who are reps for The Literary Press Group and Kate Walker & Company - both of whom represent a wide variety of different publishers including many small Canadian presses. I guarantee you'll be introduced to some great new authors by browsing their lists.

Susan's Top Ten Picks

1. The Reckoning of Boston Jim by Clair Mulligan
Immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the Caribou Gold Rush, these finely drawn, complex characters interact with historic people, places and events while struggling towards goals which, finally, are not about gold at all. This book was on the 2007 Giller longlist. Historical Fiction.
A Chinese family’s struggle to overcome difficulties during the rise of the Viet Cong in Northern Vietnam and their eventual journey to Southern Vietnam where war would soon follow them. Memoir.
3.GreenTOpia: Reimagining Green in Toronto, Edited by Alana Wilcox, Christina Palassio and Jonny Dovercourt
5. The Bone Cage by Angie
6. The Paper Trail by Arleen
7. Be Wolf by Wayne
9. The Good Lie by D.F. Bailey.
10. Wages by John Armstrong

Saffron's Top Ten List:
Absolutely worth all the hype and wait.
A funny, tongue in cheek (but not necessarily) on how to deal with all of those unread books piled up beside your bed.
3. My Last Supper by Melanie Dunea
4. Nature of Monsters by Claire Clarke
7. Porn for Women, by the Cambridge Women's Pornography Collective
8. One Well: The Story of Water on Earth by Rochelle Strauss, illustrated by Rosemary Woods.
9. Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
10. I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids by Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile

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