Authors' Picks: Gift Ideas for Every Reader On Your List
We asked some of our favorite authors which books they plan to give this season, and
which they'd most love to get.
Photo: Ashley Gilbertson
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PETER CAREY, True History of the Kelly Gang and the forthcoming
Parrot and Olivier in America (April 2010)
I always want to give books by Richard Holmes. His Coleridge particularly. Now we
have The Age of Wonder. It is history, biography, the Romantics, and science.
It is also entertaining, well written, and generally improving. Who could ask for more than
that? It is disgraceful that I haven't yet read E.L. Doctorow's Homer & Langley. If
I am given a copy I'll pretend I bought it myself.