Monday, November 23, 2009

Top 10 debut novels of the decade (2000-2009)

The staff at Paste magazine came up with a list of the ten best debut novels of the decade (2000-2009).

One title on the list:
8. Hillary Jordan: Mudbound [Algonquin Books] (2008)

Mudbound, an ambitious and affecting debut, may very well become a staple for courses in Southern literature. It is accessible, engaging and spiked with suspense… Readers now have Hillary Jordan’s tremendous gift, a story that challenges the 1950s textbook version of our history and levels its readers completely in the thrall of her characters.” Tayari Jones, Paste #40
Read about the other nine books on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Mudbound.

My Book, The Movie: Mudbound.

--Marshal Zeringue