Best books of 2010: fiction

2. "Beneath the Lion’s Gaze," by Maaza Mengiste

"Beneath the Lion’s Gaze," by Maaza Mengiste (W.W. Norton, 308 pp., $24.95). This intelligent, moving story, set amid the political turmoil of 1970s Ethiopia, provides a window into a complex and ancient country. (CSMonitor.com, 3/5/10)

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