There are some amazing books to look forward to in the first quarter of 2011! There won’t be a better book of fiction all year than Rana Dasgupta’s Solo, and Colm Toibin, one of the world’s master storytellers, is out with an incredible new story collection, The Empty Family. Look for the selected poems of Michael McClure, a poet who’s been writing for 50 years and deserves more attention, and the selected poems of Tadeusz Rozewicz. As we head into the third year of the financial crisis, a number of books offer necessary perspectives on global economics, financial regulation, and the balance of power heading into the future. There is a Humphrey Bogart biography, Joyce Carol Oates’s memoir on widowhood, Andre Dubus’s memoir, a book on the gospel of Oprah, a J. D. Salinger biography, and books on the continuing chaos in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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