The winner: Tinkers by Paul Harding
Harding's first novel just won the Pulitzer Prize. I already downloaded it onto my Kindle and cannot wait to start reading it. The novel was published January 1, 2009.
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
Mueenuddin is not too much of a surprise, as he was also a finalist for the National Book Award and Entertainment Weekly named it its Best Fiction book of 2009. It appeared on a slew of end of the year lists.
Love in Infant Monkeys: Stories by Lydia Millet
Millet's inclusion on this list is a huge surprise. I've wanted to read her work for years, but I never have.
Overall, I'm thrilled. I've only heard good things about all three books and two of the three were huge surprises. The best news? The longest of the three is Other Wonders, Other Rooms, and it's only 256 pages. All three are accessibly works of literature, and I cannot wait to start discussing them with you.