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Great Titles to Add to the NYT Best of 2010 Lists

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In a year when so many good books were published, my own list of the best of 2010 includes some truly great books missing from the NYT collection.

Heroic Mothers: Tamsen Donner, Gabrielle Burton and Jodi Picoult's Latest

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Three very different portraits of motherhood are presented in Jodi Picoult's House Rules and Gabrielle Burton's Impatient with Desire and Searching for Tamsen Donner; what all three books have in common is a vibrant portrayal of mother as hero.