tenth of decemberTenth of December: Stories by George Saunders goes on sale today – and it’s getting RAVES:

The New York Times Magazine cover states, “George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year.” 

“A book for everyone from serious students of the American short story to those folks just looking for a good read. . . . Saunders is one of the most gifted and seriously successful comic short story writers working in America today.”
—Alan Cheuse, NPR “All Things Considered”

“Each one of these is as funny and off-kilter and formally ingenious as you want a Saunders story to be, but each one is also something else: unabashedly tender.”
Washington Post

“It’s no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction.”
The Wall Street Journal

“Saunders’ highly original stories burst with life and characters, showing us the fullness of the soul.”
—Minneapolis Star Tribune 

“If storytelling is a form of kinship network, binding readers together in a shared experience, then Saunders is as much an ‘earth mover’ as the best engineer.”
Financial Times

“George Saunders at his most subversive, hilarious, and emotionally piercing. Few writers can encompass that range of adjectives, but Saunders is a true original—restlessly inventive, yet deeply humane.”
Jennifer Egan

“George Saunders is a complete original, unlike anyone else, thank god—and yet still he manages to be the rightful heir to three other complete American originals—Barthelme (the lyricism, the playfulness), Vonnegut (the outrage, the wit, the scope), and Twain (the common sense, the exasperation). There is no author I recommend to people more often.”
—Dave Eggers

“These are unpredictable, stealthily funny, and complexly affecting stories of ludicrousness, fear, and rescue.”
—Booklist (
starred review)

“Satirical, searching, sure-footed, the masterful Saunders peers into the wintry twilight ahead, holding love like a fragile lamp to guide us.”
—O Magazine

“Brims with laboriously constructed nuggets that will make you beam with unmitigated glee. . . . an irresistible mix of humor and humanity.”
Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)

Move This Book to the Top of Your Stack: Tenth of December

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