I have to admit I haven't read one of those fiction titles! & am not familiar w/the nonfiction titles either, but I'm not much of a nonfiction reader. But I have never looked at WSJ lists-- not a fan of their editorial slant, so haven't followed their book choices. I usually target fiction reads (i.e. when they'll come out in ppbk from international lists such as Man Booker. Our current read in book club is Mario Vargas-Llosa's 'Conversations in the Cathedral'. He is the 2010 Nobel Lit winner & currently a visiting prof at Princeton; I (a Sp Lit minor) & an ESL member twisted arms to get the group to read his major work (we 2 are reading it in Spanish). So far it is great & I highly recommend it. Check out this book for a look at what's been going on in Lat Amer for 40 yrs & soon coming to the US!
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I am reading "Five Days at Memorial," by Sheri Fink. It's about Memorial Hospital during Katrina and how they saved, or didn't save, patients. It was highly recommended by my work colleagues, and it convinced them to be critical of the staff at Memorial during Katrina. I am not reading it that way at all. In fact, I disagree with this Pulitzer Prize winning author that the staff was so negligent in their care. I think the author needs to realize that it's much easier to look back and make judgments. I can't imagine being stuck in a hospital, in horrible conditions, worrying about my own family and home, having no sleep and little food and then making the perfect decisions about the patients. It's so interesting how people have such different perspectives.