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.


Booklist announces Top 10 First Novels of 2009

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  • I really need to read The Invisible Mountain, don’t I? I keep hearing the best things about this book! I’m going to go pull it off the shelf right now and make it my next “me” book.

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