The October Poll Is ThisClose

September 21, 2011 | By | Comments (0)

Hi, Bookies:

This one sure looks like it’s going down to the wire—the two leaders have been seesawing like crazy, first one is up, then the other, separated by as little as one vote. So much fun to watch. (I told you I was a book geek!) Remember, if you haven’t voted yet, the poll is open until 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 25. Here are your choices:

The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman

This zingy debut novel set in Rome weaves together the private lives of the motley crew of writers and editors who populate the newsroom of an English-language paper.

The Heights, by Peter Hedges

An attractive, young married-with-children couple have the perfect life—or do they? The two main characters take turns narrating, chapter by chapter, the complications that ensue when a beautiful stranger moves into their neighborhood.

An Invisible Sign of My Own, by Aimee Bender

Mona Gray, the oddball heroine of Invisible Sign, retreats from her young life when her father mysteriously falls ill. Numbers are where she finds her joy—and how she begins to reconnect, when she takes a job teaching math to second graders at the local elementary school.

We Were the Mulvaneys, by Joyce Carol Oates

The once happy and close Mulvaneys begin to unravel after one of their own suffers a tragedy in a sprawling novel by the famed National Book Award winner.