New York Times®: 100 Notable Books of 2009
Holiday 2009

 

Fiction & Poetry

1) Amateur Barbarians
Robert Cohen
(Hardcover, Scribner)

2) American Rust
Philipp Meyer
(Hardcover, Spiegel & Grau)

3) The Anthologist
Nicholson Baker
(Hardcover, Simon & Schuster)

4) The Art Student's War
Brad Leithauser
(Hardcover, Knopf)

5) Asterios Polyp
David Mazzucchelli
(Hardcover, Pantheon)

6) Await Your Reply
Dan Chaon
(Hardcover, Ballantine Books)

7) Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
Maile Meloy
(Hardcover, Riverhead Hardcover)

8) The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
Peter Ackroyd
(Hardcover, Nan A. Talese)

9) Chronic City
Jonathan Lethem
(Hardcover, Doubleday)

10) The Confessions of Edward Day
Valerie Martin
(Hardcover, Nan A. Talese)

11) Dearest Creature
Amy Gerstler
(Paperback, Penguin Books)

12) Do Not Deny Me
Jean Thompson
(Paperback, Simon & Schuster)

13) Don't Cry
Mary Gaitskill
(Hardcover, Pantheon)

14) Every Man Dies Alone
Michael Hofmann; Hans Fallada
(Hardcover, Melville House)

15) Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
Wells Tower
(Hardcover, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

16) Family Album
Penelope Lively
(Hardcover, Viking Adult)

17) Follow Me
Joanna Scott
(Hardcover, Little, Brown and Company)

18) A Gate at the Stairs
Lorrie Moore
(Hardcover, Knopf)

19) Generosity
Richard Powers
(Hardcover, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

20) Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls
(Hardcover, Scribner)

21) How It Ended
Jay Mcinerney
(Hardcover, Knopf)

22) In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
Daniyal Mueenuddin
(Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company)

23) Invisible
Paul Auster
(Hardcover, Henry Holt and Co.)

24) Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
Geoff Dyer
(Hardcover, Pantheon)

25) The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver
(Hardcover, Harper)

26) Lark and Termite
Jayne Anne Phillips
(Hardcover, Knopf)

27) Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann
(Hardcover, Random House)

28) The Little Stranger
Sarah Waters
(Hardcover, Riverhead Hardcover)

29) Love and Obstacles
Aleksandar Hemon
(Hardcover, Riverhead Hardcover)

30) Love and Summer
William Trevor
(Hardcover, Viking Adult)

31) The Museum of Innocence
Orhan Pamuk; Maureen Freely
(Hardcover, Knopf)

32) My Father's Tears and Other Stories
John Updike
(Hardcover, Knopf)

33) Nocturnes
Kazuo Ishiguro
(Hardcover, Knopf)

34) Nothing Right
Antonya Nelson
(Hardcover, Bloomsbury USA)

35) Once the Shore
Paul Yoon
(Paperback, Sarabande Books)

36) One D.O.A., One on the Way
Mary Robison
(Hardcover, Counterpoint)

37) Sag Harbor
Colson Whitehead
(Hardcover, Doubleday)

38) A Short History of Women
Kate Walbert
(Hardcover, Scribner)

39) The Sky Below
Stacey D'Erasmo
(Hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

40) The Song Is You
Arthur Phillips
(Hardcover, Random House)

41) Too Much Happiness
Alice Munro
(Hardcover, Knopf)

42) Typhoon
Charles Cumming
(Hardcover, St. Martin's Press)

43) A Village Life
Louise Glück
(Hardcover, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

44) Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel
(Hardcover, Henry Holt and Co.)

45) The Year of the Flood
Margaret Atwood
(Hardcover, Nan A. Talese)

  
 

Nonfiction

46) The Age of Entanglement
Louisa Gilder
(Paperback, Vintage)

47) The Age of Wonder
Richard Holmes
(Hardcover, Pantheon)

48) Ayn Rand and the World She Made
Anne Conover Heller
(Hardcover, Nan A. Talese)

49) Born Round
Frank Bruni
(Hardcover, Penguin Press HC, The)

50) The Case for God
Karen Armstrong
(Hardcover, Knopf)

51) Cheever
Blake Bailey
(Hardcover, Knopf)

52) City Boy
Edmund White
(Hardcover, Bloomsbury USA)

53) Closing Time
Joe Queenan
(Hardcover, Viking Adult)

54) Cold
Bill Streever
(Hardcover, Little, Brown and Company)

55) Columbine
Dave Cullen
(Hardcover, Twelve)

56) A Country of Vast Designs
Robert W. Merry
(Hardcover, Simon & Schuster)

57) Cowboys Full
James McManus
(Hardcover, Macmillan Audio)

58) Dancing in the Dark
Morris Dickstein
(Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company)

59) Dorothea Lange
Linda Gordon
(Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company)

60) Empire of Liberty
Gordon S. Wood
(Hardcover, Oxford University Press, USA)

61) The Evolution of God
Robert Wright
(Hardcover, Little, Brown and Company)

62) A Fiery Peace in a Cold War
Neil Sheehan
(Hardcover, Random House)

63) The Fires of Vesuvius
Mary Beard
(Hardcover, Belknap Press)

64) The First Tycoon
T.J. Stiles
(Hardcover, Knopf)

65) Flannery
Brad Gooch
(Hardcover, Little, Brown and Company)

66) Fordlandia
Greg Grandin
(Hardcover, Metropolitan Books)

67) The Good Soldiers
David Finkel
(Hardcover, Sarah Crichton Books)

68) The Ground Truth
John Farmer
(Hardcover, Riverhead Hardcover)

69) Hiding Man
Tracy Daugherty
(Hardcover, St. Martin's Press)

70) Horse Soldiers
Doug Stanton
(Hardcover, Scribner)

71) In FED We Trust
David Wessel
(Hardcover, Crown Business)

72) The Invention of Air
Steven Johnson
(Paperback, Riverhead Trade)

73) The Last Empress
Hannah Pakula
(Hardcover, Simon & Schuster)

74) Lit
Mary Karr
(Hardcover, Harper)

75) Lords of Finance
Liaquat Ahamed
(Paperback, Penguin Books)

76) Losing Mum and Pup
Christopher Buckley
(Hardcover, Twelve)

77) The Lost Child
Julie Myerson
(Hardcover, Bloomsbury USA)

78) The Lost City of Z
David Grann
(Hardcover, Doubleday)

79) Lost in the Meritocracy
Walter Kirn
(Hardcover, Doubleday)

80) Louis D. Brandeis
Melvin Urofsky
(Hardcover, Pantheon)

81) The Mercy Papers
Robin Romm
(Hardcover, Scribner)

82) Methland
Nick Reding
(Hardcover, Bloomsbury USA)

83) My Paper Chase
Harold Evans
(Hardcover, Little, Brown and Company)

84) The Myth of the Rational Market
Justin Fox
(Hardcover, HarperBusiness)

85) Open
Andre Agassi
(Hardcover, Knopf)

86) A Paradise Built in Hell
Rebecca Solnit
(Hardcover, Viking Adult)

87) Raymond Carver
Carol Sklenicka
(Hardcover, Scribner)

88) Satchel
Larry Tye
(Hardcover, Random House)

89) Securing the City
Christopher Dickey
(Hardcover, Simon & Schuster)

90) Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford
(Hardcover, Penguin Press HC, The)

91) The Strangest Man
Graham Farmelo
(Hardcover, Basic Books)

92) Thelonious Monk
Robin Kelley
(Hardcover, Free Press)

93) The Third Reich at War
Richard J. Evans
(Hardcover, Penguin Press HC, The)

94) The Weight of a Mustard Seed
Wendell Steavenson
(Hardcover, Harper)

95) When Everything Changed
Gail Collins
(Hardcover, Little, Brown and Company)

96) Why This World
Benjamin Moser
(Hardcover, Oxford University Press, USA)

97) The Wilderness Warrior
Douglas Brinkley
(Hardcover, Harper)

98) Worse Than War
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
(Hardcover, PublicAffairs)

99) Yours Ever
Thomas Mallon
(Hardcover, Pantheon)

100) Zeitoun
Dave Eggers
(Hardcover, McSweeney's)

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