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Our 25 Favorite Books of 2006


Voices of Time
By Eduardo Galeano
Translated by Mark Fried
Metropolitan 368pp., $25
This Uruguayan author's vignettes stitch together tales of wonder and terror, love and war, and just about everything in between. Are these koans, fables, experiences, or testimonials? And why is a passage about Diego Maradona shimmying up next to ones about Rigoberta Mench�, Sebasti�o Salgado, Jos� Saramago's grandfather, and an anonymous tango singer? Because Galeano, author of the groundbreaking "Memory of Fire" trilogy, is a collector of stories, a clairvoyant reared in the caf�s of Montevideo, who carries with him a multitude.

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