The 2011 Indie Lit Award fiction shortlist:
Dance Lessons by Aine Greaney
Cross Currents by John Shorts
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene
The 2011 Indie Lit Award shortlists were announced this weekend, and I can't wait to start reading the titles that made the fiction shortlist (for which I am a judge this year). It has everything I look for in a shortlist: a book I've read (The Night Circus), a couple of titles I've been meaning to get to (Cross Currents and Silver Sparrow), and two titles that are new to me (Dance Lessons and The Last Time I Saw Paris.) There's an impressive variety of settings in these novels: Scotland, Thailand, just about everywhere, Atlanta and Paris. I'll be reading these titles over the next two months and discussing their merits with my fellow judges. I won't be posting reviews on these titles until the winner and runner-up are announced in mid-March.
Now tell me: which title are you most excited to see on this year's shortlist?
The shortlists for the other categories are available on the Indie Lit Awards web site.
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