NABOKV-L post 0018698, Fri, 23 Oct 2009 03:16:39 -0400

Best books ...

Best books ... chosen by Tracy Kidder
Tracy Kidder is the Pulitzer–winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and House. His latest best-seller, Strength in What Remains, follows a war refugee who returns to Burundi to open a medical clinic.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Author Tracy Kidder

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Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov (Vintage, $15). To me, this is Nabokov at his very best. Among Pale Fire’s astonishing contents is a long and rather lovely poem written by a principal character: a poem written by Nabokov, of course, but not by Nabokov, as it were. This is one of the strangest and funniest novels I know.

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