'Tenth of December'
Published on Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 9:46am
On Jan. 3, 2013, The New York Times ran the story "George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You'll Read All Year" about Saunders' new short story collection, Tenth of December. In her Jan. 15 review of the collection, Maureen Corrigan, the reviewer for NPR's Fresh Air, said, "Check back with me at the end of 2013; if his collection isn't in this year's top 10, it will really have been an extraordinary year for books." And on Oct. 16, Tenth of December was announced as one of the five finalists for this year's National Book Award in Fiction.
The stories in Saunders' much-praised collection cover a wide array of topics, including a teenage girl's abduction, pharmaceutical drug testing, and the nature of status symbols. Throughout, though, Saunders writes with imagination, humor, edge, and emotional acuity, and, in doing so, he creates an overall tone that unites the varying narratives.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Tenth of December on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Copies are currently available at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, and everyone is welcome!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 202-727-0232.