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June 19, 2008

Overrated Book-Award Winners – Now Being Debated on the Ruthless Book Club

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Is The Inheritance of Loss overrated? Is The Worst Hard Time underrated?

We’ve been talking about overrated and underrated book-award winners over on the Ruthless Book Club, a new online reading group with no required reading. Among the books that may qualify, based on vistiors’ comments: Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss, winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction (overrated) and Timothy Egan’s The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction (underrated)

What award-winners do you think are overrated and underrated? You can let others know by leaving comment during the month of June at A new conversation will begin on July 1.

© 2008 All rights reserved. Janice Harayda.

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