Booklist has announced its “Top 10 First Novels of 2009” and I’m pleased to say that one of my faves (and a past Random Revelations Staff Pick) has made the cut along with two other Random House titles. Here’s what they had to say:
The Invisible Mountain by Carolina de Robertis: “Words, so beautifully employed by this author, seem inadequate to convey the essence of this twentieth-century Uruguayan woman-centered family saga.”
Lime Tree Can’t Bear Orange by Amanda Smyth: “In lithe, lyrical prose, the author evokes the lush language of the West Indies and the modest lives lived at the mercy of fate.”
Precious by Sandra Novack: “Trouble simmers beneath the surface of a bucolic Pennsylvania town in Novack’s dramatic, elegantly rendered debut.”
Check out the full list of Top 10 First Novels here. Also, be sure to take a peek at the list of “Top 10 First Novels for Youth” featuring some titles by our friends at Random House Children’s and Egmont.