January books: DNA, drugs and Patti Smith

A reader's checklist for the first month of 2010

By Salon Staff
Published January 5, 2010 1:25AM (EST)

Compiled by Salon staff, a short list of  upcoming works to keep your eye on.

Nonfiction

  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
    The music legend about bohemian life in New York City in the '60s -- and her friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe.

Fiction

  • Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler
    The author of "The Accidental Tourist" writes about a retired teacher and father of three grown daughters as he contemplates the end of his life.

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