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Top Ten Tuesday.
Here are ten of my favorite author discoveries of 2014
Pascal Garnier (1949-2010)
I first heard of this French noir author from a review of his Moon in a Dead Eye on JacquiWine's Journal. Based on that review, I checked the library catalog and placed holds on what was available. Here are the three I read. Loved them all. There are some others I haven't read, will try to acquire them.
Edwidge Danticat (1969- )
Claire of the Sea Light jumped into my hands from the new book shelf at the Library. The author's name was vaguely familiar but I'd never read anything by her. This was an enchanting story. I intend to read more by Danticat. This is one of several novels with a Caribbean setting that I read this year. It is set in Haiti
I read This Dark Road to Mercy for the April Readathon. It worked so well that I made A Land More Kind than Home one of my selections for the October Readathon.
Schlink, Bernhard (1944- )
I Purchased a novel, The Reader, by this German writer at a used book sale. I had heard of him but never read him. I intended to read it for German Lit Month VI, but decided to read a book of his short stories Flights of Love for the event.
Eduardo Halfon (1971- )
These two books by this Guatemalan author came to me from Belleviue Press in a LibraryThing giveaway. As far as I know they are the only two of his works translated into English. I hope there's more to come.
Daniel Alarcón (1977- )
Alarcón is an American (born in Lima, Peru). He writes in English. This novel it about a traveling theater company and is set in an unnamed South American country.
I first heard about Alarcón on Twitter.
Gina B. Nahai (1961- )
The Luminous Heart of Jonah S. is a stunning saga of Iranian Jewish refugees in Los Angeles. I'm ready to start seeking for more works by this author. I discovered this one on the publisher's website after reading some other excellent books from Akashic books.
The next four are all debut novels. Looking forward to seeing more from these promising authors.
The Quick, a dark tale of Vampires in Victorian London is a stunning debut novel. Blog hop win at
Eric Charles May
May is an established author of non-fiction and short fiction. Bedrock Faith, about a Chicago South Side neighborhood, is his first published novel.
The Golem and the Jinni is another great debut novel. Two unlikely characters meet in New York City in 1899. An enchanting story of an unusual alliance.
Another excellent debut. We Need New Names was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.
About a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America.
It was very hard for me to pick favorites, I read so many great books from authors who were new to me, including many that I featured in other posts for this project.
Did everyone else have a year with so many great new (to you) authors that it was difficult to narrow it down to ten?