Library Journal looked at the 2010 crop of fiction and found a winner: Maaza Mengiste's novel set during the Ethiopian revolution of 1974, Beneath the Lion's Gaze (available January 11, 2010).
"A recent New York University graduate, Mengiste was voted a "new literary idol" by New York magazine and garnered a Pushcart Prize nomination. Her honors do not belie her skill, for this book is stunning." (The full review is here.)
You can meet Maaza Mengiste when she reads from her novel at Magers & Quinn--Sunday, January 24, at 5:00pm. Don't miss it.--David E