Best fiction books of 2010
A young father begins to tell his child a bedtime story, aware that his wife has not yet come home. As "The Private Lives of Trees" continues, and his wife grows ever later, the man's thoughts swirl and spiral, and a tension mounts that Alejandro Zambra manipulates with extraordinary deftness. Make no mistake, this book is, in literary terms, a piece of origami. But it is perfect.