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NYPL’s Books to Remember for 2008

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I was invited to this year’s presentation for Books to Remember. It was fun and definitely would shape my read list for the next year. This is the New York Public Library’s top 25 Adult books for the year.

These are the books chosen in alphabetical order.
* – something on my personal reading list.

  • Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal by Ben Macintyre
  • Be Near Me by Andrew O’Hagan *
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz *
  • By George: A Novel by Wesley Stace *
  • Cheating at Canasta: Stories by William Treavor *
  • Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis by Kim Todd
  • The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History by Katherine Ashenburg *
  • The Door by Margaret Atwood
  • Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee
  • Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan’s Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outllaws’ Bloody Reign by Stephan Talty
  • Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain by Michele Morano *
  • Heyday: A Novel by Kurt Andersen
  • Hotel de Dream: A New York Novel by Edmund White *
  • The Indian Clerk: A Novel by David Leavitt *
  • Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan *
  • Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name: A Novel bv Vendela Vida *
  • The Man Suit by Zachary Schomburg
  • Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet Washington
  • Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only: The Life of America’s First Black Filmmaker by Patrick McGilligan
  • Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (trans by Anne Born) *
  • The Pesthouse by Jim Crace
  • Schultz and Peanut: A Biography by David Michaelis
  • A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom. Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation by David Blight
  • Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005 by Robert Hass
  • Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson
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Written by Linda

April 4, 2008 at 4:55 pm

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