Congratulations to Juan Felipe Herrera on having his Half of the World in Light: New & Selected Poems (Univ. of Arizona Press) named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 2008.
Critic Janet Maslin also named contributor Ron Rash's Serena (Ecco) as one of her top ten books of 2008. She says, "A stunningly effective novel that is stark, fierce, dramatic and gripping from its unforgettable opening paragraph. A woman of frighteningly indomitable ambition wreaks havoc on her husband’s Appalachian business empire. Equal parts myth, poetry and folklore." Click here for Maslin's October 5, 2008 review.
Way to keep it Normal, fellas.