NPR’s best fiction of 2011

It’s a gray sort of day here in Detroit, what with unseasonably warm 40 degree temperatures and copious amounts of rain all day. I woke up feeling under the weather and a little blue today, so I made sure to move into my robe and fuzzy socks and — with no plans to venture out into the yucky weather — am looking forward to pounding out a few last stories for work, then doing some serious hibernating until I feel better. Preferably with Mr. King and Under the Dome.

What better way to unwind then to kick myself for all the fabulous books I haven’t read yet this year? NPR released its Year-End Fiction Wrap-Up, with the following books making the cut:

  • Swamplandia by Karen Russell
  • Open City by Teju Cole
  • The Submission by Amy Waldman
  • The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  • The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier
  • The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
  • The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  • Train Dreams by Dennis Johnson
  • The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel by David Foster Wallace

Now to go try and eat one of those nasty Vitamin C tablets and vitamins.

 

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