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December 20, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 10 books of 2010.

Emma Donoghue: "The Room"

If anyone doubts that these are dark days, one need only look, for confirmation, at a cross-section of books published in 2010. Of the best-of-the-year selections we have made here – a top 10 list, 100 additional recommended books and a few dozen recommended reads by Bay Area authors – many of the themes that stand out are not especially light.

There are books about war, immigration, the economic crisis and the perennial issue of race: A dozen titles focus primarily on this last subject.

But the sober stuff is mercifully offset by a bevy of books that celebrate, among other things, our creative spirit….read more

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