Eleanor Catton's The Rehearsal (2008) McClelland & Stewart, 2010 I felt like a teenager when I started reading this novel. I'd switched purses seasonally and forgot to transfer my housekeys, so I ended up sitting on the front porch for a few hours waiting for Mr. BIP to come home.
Nadifa Mohamed's Black Mamba Boy Harper Collins, 2009 "...and it's a story that I think hasn't been told before..." That's how Nadifa Mohamed describes her first novel, Black Mamba Boy in this video. Maybe that's a tall order for a novel in 2010. And, then again, maybe not. Consider this.