Favorite Books of 2011


Happy New Year

 

Everyone loves end of the year lists–best of’s, if you will. So I’ve decided to present Gently Read Literature’s Books of the Year 2011, twelve favorites. These titles were all reviewed in Gently Read Literature over 2011.

 

Enjoy!

Daniel Casey, editor Gently Read Literature

 

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 1.      In Which Brief Stories Are Told, Phillip Sterling, Wayne State University Press, 2011

Reviewed in the December issue

http://issuu.com/gently_read_literature/docs/grl_dec

 

2.      To Be Human is to be a Conversation, Andrea Rexilius, Rescue Press, 2011

Reviewed in the November issue

http://issuu.com/gently_read_literature/docs/grl_nov

 

 3.      The Girl with Brown Fur, Stacey Levine, Starcherone, 2011

Reviewed in the July & November issues

http://issuu.com/gently_read_literature/docs/julyissue

http://issuu.com/gently_read_literature/docs/grl_nov

 

4.      Mule, Shane McCrae, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011

Reviewed in the October issue

http://issuu.com/gently_read_literature/docs/octoberissue

 

 5.      The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning , Maggie Nelson, W.W. Norton, 2011

Reviewed in the October issue

http://issuu.com/gently_read_literature/docs/octoberissue

 

6.      Ordinary Suns, Matthew Henriksen, Black Ocean, 2011

Reviewed in the July issue

http://issuu.com/gently_read_literature/docs/julyissue

 

 7.      The Grief Perfomance, Emily Kendal Frey, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011

Reviewed in the September issue

http://issuu.com/gently_read_literature/docs/september_issue

 

8.      In the Kingdom of the Sons, Bonnie Bolling, Briery Creek Press, 2011

Reviewed in the August issue

http://issuu.com/gently_read_literature/docs/august_issue1

 

 9.      Nahoonkara: A novel, Peter Grandbois , Etruscan Press, 2011

Reviewed in the September issue

http://issuu.com/gently_read_literature/docs/september_issue

 

10.  lie down too, Lesle Lewis, Alice James Books, 2011

Reviewed in the October issue

http://issuu.com/gently_read_literature/docs/octoberissue

 

 11.  Your Father on the Train of Ghosts, G. C. Waldrep and John Gallaher, BOA Editions, 2011

Reviewed in the October issue

http://issuu.com/gently_read_literature/docs/octoberissue

 

12.  No Eden, Sally Rosen Kindred, Mayapple Press, 2011

Reviewed in the May issue

http://wp.me/pcuKI-N9

 

 

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