Best Books of 2010 #3 - Various

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Continuing the Australina entries in the Best Books of the Year lists:

- "The Economist" chose Peter Carey's Parrot & Olivier in America as one of only 7 entries in their fiction list: "A vivid narrative about Alexis de Tocqueville's visit to America which brings together a mass of vivid historical detail and some very lively writing, by an Australian-born two-time Man Booker prize-winner."

- "Publishers Weekly" picked Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta in their children's book list: "Printz Award-winner Marchetta's epic is distinguished by flawed and endlessly surprising heroes, an atmospheric island setting, and a compelling quest to restore a desecrated kingdom to its former glory. Shot through with complexities, humor, and exquisitely crafted dialogue, interactions, and relationships, this is fantasy that succeeds on every level."

- and the same publication also went for Peter Carey in their fiction list: "Olivier, a fictionalized and absolutely obnoxious riff on Alexis de Tocqueville, contends with Parrot, a cunning servant dispatched to spy on Olivier by Olivier's mother, as the two journey across early 19th-century America. In this vast picaresque, Carey finds, via a snobbish Frenchman and an earthy Brit, a truly American story."

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