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Favorite Books Of 2010
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Jacki Lyden calls Lydia Davis' new translation of Madame Bovary one in which the heroine is "translated to perfect pitch."
As his Favorite Book of 2010, film critic Bob Mondello chooses Stephen Sondheim's Finishing The Hat, which he calls "belligerently accessible [and] altogether fascinating."
NPR foreign correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton says Queen Pokou: Concerto For A Sacrifice will "reach right into the soul and pull at your heartstrings."
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen doesn't always have time to read, but he truly enjoyed this year's Soul Mining by producer Daniel Lanois.
Our series on Favorite Books of 2010 takes a special request from Susan Stamberg to talk about a book from a previous year: Olive Kitteridge.
As her favorite of 2010, NPR political correspondent Mara Lisasson picks Reading Obama: An Intellectual History of the 44th President. The book examines the president's own words in order to answer the question: Is there such a thing as Obamism?
Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz reads two books a week for the show. Of the 104 books he read last year, Jonathan Franzen's Freedom "stands alone."
Favorite Book 2010 asks NPR personalities to recommend one book from the past year. Michel Martin, host of NPR's Tell Me More, calls The Warmth of Other Suns – about the black migration out of the South — "an amazing piece of work."
Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks about his favorite book of 2010: Innocent, the sequel to Scott Turow's 1987 first novel, Presumed Innocent.
Peter Sagal of Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! kicks off our series asking NPR staff for their favorite books of 2010. Sagal's pick, Sex At Dawn, showed him that everything he thought he knew about sex and prehistory might be wrong.