The Lame “My 10 Favorites of 2010″ List

A Listmania! list by Man of La Book (NJ USA)
The list author says: "This year has been a tough year for me. Many changes were either implemented on decided on in many aspects of my and my family’s life. I think that starting this blog has helped me stay a bit sane in an insane year."
Cutting for Stone
1.  Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The list author says:
  "“Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese if a fictional book set mostly in Ethiopia and the latter part of the book in the United States which tells the story of identical twins born to a British surgeon and a nun. Shiva and Marion Praise Stone, sons to Dr. Thomas Stone and Sister Mary Joseph Praise were born attached in the head in a rural Ethiopian hospital."
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Child 44
2.  Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
The list author says:
  "“Child 44” by Rob Tom Smith is a tightly woven fictional story taking place in old-school Russia where Big Brother is everywhere and a fabricated incriminating charge is just a step away – a charge no-one could defend against.
Because that would mean the State is wrong."
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Devil's Garden
3.  Devil's Garden by Ace Atkins
The list author says:
  "In “Devil’s Garden”, a historical fiction novel, author Ace Atkins recounts the events of a historic Labor Day weekend in 1921, San Francisco. On that fateful day beloved comic and silent movie star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle held a weekend of drunkenness orgy (regardless of the prohibition laws) and debauchery with several friends, sans his wife of course."
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Kingdom Under Glass: A Tale of Obsession, Adventure, and One Man's Quest to Preserve the World's Great Animals
4.  Kingdom Under Glass: A Tale of Obsession, Adventure, and One Man's Quest to Preserve the World's Great Animals by Jay Kirk
The list author says:
  "“Kingdom Under Glass” by Jay Kirk is a historical fiction – biography tale, set in the late late nineteenth – early twentieth century, about the great taxidermist & conservationist, inventor and sculptor Carl Akeley, his wives Delia “Mickie” Akeley and second wife Mary Jobe Akeley."
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A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True
5.  A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka
The list author says:
  "“A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True” by Brigid Pasulka is a fascinating fictional book tells the stories of two generations of the same family in Poland. The chapters alternated between the grandparents’ experience in WWII war years & beyond, and their granddaughter’s life in the mid 1990′s living their dream in Krakow after leaving Half-Village, the rural home."
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Purge
6.  Purge by Sofi Oksanen
The list author says:
  "“Purge” is a fictional story tells the story of three generations of Estonian women (and the men in their lives). The book chapters jump in time to tell the tale of some horrifying events in their lives which correspond to the historical events which take Estonia, in general, and their rural village specifically through WWII, soviet rule and independence."
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The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
7.  The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire by Jack Weatherford
The list author says:
  "“The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire” Jack Weatherford   tells a gripping story of lost history and the role the female heirs of Genghis Khan played in his Empire. While the Great Kahn was out conquering the world, his wives and daughters managed his empire."
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The Shadow of the Wind
8.  The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The list author says:
  "“The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a 2001 fictional story and a worldwide best seller.  The book follows a young boy named Daniel and has possibly one of the best literary inventions of the decade the “Cemetery of Forgotten Books”."
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Three Seconds
9.  Three Seconds by Anders Roslund
The list author says:
  "“Three Seconds” by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström is a crime fiction novel focusing on the prison drug trade. The novel has won the prestigious Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year in 2009."
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Washington: A Life
10.  Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
The list author says:
  "“Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow is an encompassing biography of George Washington.  This  marvelous book breaks the wooden image of Washington and brings out the character of the man we all learned about with all his charm and personality."
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