Here they are, my Top Twelve Reads for 2020. But then I’ve added another; just could leave out, Jim Defede’s The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander Newfoundland.
Except for that late addition, my list only celebrates fiction. This year I needed someone else’s soap opera to relieve me of Covid and political non-fiction.
Cohen, Jon. Harry’s Trees
Dugoni, Robert, The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
Irving, John, A Prayer for Owen Meany
Kidd, Sue Monk, The Book of Blessings
Krueger, William Kent. Ordinary Grace
Lundberg, Sophia. The Red Address Book
Martin, Charles. When Crickets Cry
Montgomery, Jess. The Hollows
O’Farrell, Maggie. Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague
Riley, Lucinda. The Shadow Sister
Salzman, Mark. The Soloist
Sullivan, Mark. Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Jim Defede’s The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander Newfoundland
(As you watch this, a stray picture may appear. Don't ask my how it appeared or how to get rid of it.)