The best books of 2010.

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THE LIST OF BEST BOOKS LISTS In which we hope to TOTAL Globe and Ny Guardian Oregonian mitigate the arbitrary Mail Mag nature of year-end "best (Canada) books" lists by bringing the results together into one big arbitrary list. FICTION FREEDOM | JONATHAN FRANZEN 17 * * * EXCELLENT A ViSiT FROM THE GOON 13 * SQUAD | JENNIFER EGAN EXCELLENT SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY 8 * | GARY SHTEYNGART EXCELLENT TO THE END OF THE LAND | 8 * * DAVID GROSSMAN EXCELLENT PARROT & OLIVIER IN 7 * * AMERICA | PETER CAREY EXCELLENT ROOM | EMMA DONOGHUE 7 * EXCELLENT THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF 6 * * JACOB DE ZOET | DAVID MITCHELL EXCELLENT FAITHFUL PLACE | TANA 5 FRENCH EXCELLENT MATTERHORN | KARL 5 * MARLANTES EXCELLENT SKIPPY DIES | PAUL MURRAY 5 * EXCELLENT GREAT HOUSE | NICOLE 4 * * KRAUSS EXCELLENT HOW TO READ THE AIR | 4 DINAW MENGESTU EXCELLENT MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST 4 * STAND | HELEN SIMONSON EXCELLENT THE PREGNANT WIDOW | 4 * * * MARTIN AMIS FAIR NONFICTION THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF 12 * * * HENRIETTA LACKS [REBECCA SKLOOT EXCELLENT THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS | 10 ISABEL WILKERSON EXCELLENT THE BIG SHORT | MICHAEL 9 * LEWIS EXCELLENT JUST KIDS | PATTI SMITH 8 * * CLEOPATRA | STACY SCHIFF 7 * EXCELLENT THE EMPEROR OF ALL 7 * MALADiES | SID-DHARTHA MUKHERJEE EXCELLENT LET'S TAKE THE LONG WAY 7 * * HOME | GAIL CALDWELL EXCELLENT THE POSSESSED | ELIF 7 * BATUMAN EXCELLENT UNBROKEN | LAURA 5 * HILLENBRAND EXCELLENT COLONEL ROOSEVELT | EDMUND 4 * MORRIS EXCELLENT In which we hope to SF Wall Boston LA Onion mitigate the arbitrary Chronicle Street Globe Times AV nature of year-end "best Journal (Ulin) Club books" lists by bringing the results together into one big arbitrary list. FICTION FREEDOM | JONATHAN FRANZEN * * * EXCELLENT A ViSiT FROM THE GOON * * SQUAD | JENNIFER EGAN EXCELLENT SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY * | GARY SHTEYNGART EXCELLENT TO THE END OF THE LAND | DAVID GROSSMAN EXCELLENT PARROT & OLIVIER IN * AMERICA | PETER CAREY EXCELLENT ROOM | EMMA DONOGHUE * EXCELLENT THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF * JACOB DE ZOET | DAVID MITCHELL EXCELLENT FAITHFUL PLACE | TANA FRENCH EXCELLENT MATTERHORN | KARL MARLANTES EXCELLENT SKIPPY DIES | PAUL MURRAY EXCELLENT GREAT HOUSE | NICOLE KRAUSS EXCELLENT HOW TO READ THE AIR | * DINAW MENGESTU EXCELLENT MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND | HELEN SIMONSON EXCELLENT THE PREGNANT WIDOW | MARTIN AMIS FAIR NONFICTION THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF * * HENRIETTA LACKS [REBECCA SKLOOT EXCELLENT * THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS | * ISABEL WILKERSON EXCELLENT THE BIG...

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