1. 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' by Seth Grahame-Smith
Seth Grahame-Smith's spoof of a Jane Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, became a national hit. Now he returns with a bit of some revisionist history concerning Abraham Lincoln.
Milo Burke, a jaded university development officer, finds himself on the brink of joblessness with the only thing between him and the unemployment line being the successful completion of a major "ask," in which the prospective donor is an old college classmate. From the author of Home Land.
3. 'Bite Me: A Love Story' by Christopher Moore
4. 'The History of White People' by Nell Irvin Painter
March 15, 2010
Award-winning author and historian, Nell Irvin Painter, plumbs ancient history that includes Caesar, Saint Patrick, and Emerson, “the philosopher king of American white race theory,” in discovering the history and definition of whiteness.
7. 'Known to Evil' by Walter Mosley
The second book in Walter Mosley's new bestselling mystery series (after The Long Fall) features Leonid McGill, a New York private detective and bad-guy-turned-good once again called upon by the powers that be to chase down inscrutable matters of intrigue.
8. 'Solar' by Ian McEwan
At the center of Ian McEwan's Solar is an award-winning physicist who comes under attack for remarks suggesting that brain differences between men and women account for disparity of success in the workforce, rather than discrimination.
An 11-year-old refugee by the name of June Han, an American G.I. Hector Brennan meet at an orphanage during the Korean War, where they receive the attention of a lovely but damaged missionary wife. Thirty years later, they must come to terms with this past. Korean author Chang-Rae Lee's fourth novel may be his most ambitious to date.
10. 'Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience' by Stephen Hall
What is wisdom? Award-winning science writer Stephen S. Hall traverses territory from philosophy to science in a thought-provoking investigation of this question.