Sunday, December 02, 2007


THESE are the 10 Best Books of 2007, according to the leading arbiter of literary taste, The New York Times Book Review.

1. Man Gone Down (Black Cat/Grove/Atlantic) / Michael Thomas
2. Out Stealing Horses (Graywolf Press) / Per Petterson (trans. Anne Born)
3. The Savage Detectives (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) / Roberto Bolaño (trans. Natasha Wimmer)
4. Then We Came to the End (Little, Brown & Company) / Joshua Ferris
5. Tree of Smoke (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) / Denis Johnson

1. Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone (Alfred A. Knopf) / Rajiv Chandrasekaran
2. Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression (Bantam Books) / Mildred Armstrong Kalish
3. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court (Doubleday) / Jeffrey Toobin
4. The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History (Pantheon Books) / Linda Colley
5. The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) / Alex Ross


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