links for 2010-10-01

  • "We spend plenty of time here on The Millions telling all of you what we’ve been reading, but we are also quite interested in hearing about what you’ve been reading. By looking at our Amazon stats, we can see what books Millions readers have been buying, and we decided it would be fun to use those stats to find out what books have been most popular with our readers in recent months. Below you’ll find our Millions Top Ten list for September."

    Interesting list. There's a couple on there I've been meaning to get to.

  • 'And now there is Jon Clinch, who gets it just right: the mixture of harsh and tender that seems to come with the land. Kings of the Earth is the story of the Proctor brothers, Creed, Vernon and Audie, scrabbling away at the family farm in the fictional town of Carversville. (A nod to Raymond? If so, he should be honored.) The book opens with Vernon’s mysterious overnight death in the bed all three share, or as Audie puts it, “My brother Vern went on ahead.”'

    An excellent novel, much appreciated by readers but sadly overlooked by the Gatekeepers of Literary Criticism. Cheers to Like Fire!

  • "Scholastic unveiled the cover for Maggie Stiefvater‘s final book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, Forever. Stylistically, it follows the first two books, Shiver and Linger. All three covers feature bold color palettes, a natural woodsy frame, a wolf, and the title in a white center. Forever was done in shades of crimson red."

    Click over to GalleyCat and take a peek.

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