Friday, December 31, 2010

The top 10 nonfiction books of 2010

One title on Time magazine's list of the top ten nonfiction books of 2010:
Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell

When they first met, Gail Caldwell was a book critic for the Boston Globe and Caroline Knapp had just published Drinking: A Love Story. They could have been competitors but instead became best friends. The recovering alcoholics, both devoted dog lovers, walked the Massachusetts woods together, rowed the rivers and talked. When Caldwell bought a house, Knapp carried her over the threshold. And then Knapp got cancer. Heartbreaking but never maudlin, Let's Take the Long Way Home is a testament to the power and beauty of mature friendship and the most powerful memoir about loss since Joan Didion's Year of Magical Thinking.
Read about the other books on the list.

See Gail Caldwell's list of the five groundbreaking memoirs and learn more Let's Take the Long Way Home.

--Marshal Zeringue