Indie Booksellers' Favorite Books of 2010

The Instructions by Adam Levin (McSweeney’s)

Adam Levin’s debut novel, The Instructions, centers around four days in the young life of Gurion Maccabee as he endures a particularly harsh education at Aptakisic Junior High. This book was recently nominated for the NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award and the winning writer will be awarded a $10,000 prize on May 9, 2011 at a ceremony hosted by actor Ethan Hawke. Fancy.