f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: National Book Award Finalists

f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n

Thursday, October 13, 2005

National Book Award Finalists

These are like the polar opposite of The Quills....

The March
by E.L. Doctorow (Random House)
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill (Pantheon)
Trance by Christopher Sorrentino (FSG)
Holy Skirts by Rene Steinke (William Morrow)
Europe Central by William T. Vollmann (Viking)

I'm about to start The March. Don't know much about the others which is totally typically for the NBAs.

Rene Steinke is the cousin to novelist Darcey Steinke who wrote, Jesus Saves, which I reviewed here. She also may play keyboard in a punk band.