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NYT Notable Books for 2008 (novels minus poems)

Of the 42, I have read 5 and own 4 more. How about you?

AMERICAN WIFE. By Curtis Sittenfeld.
ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES. By Rivka Galchen.
BASS CATHEDRAL. By Nathaniel Mackey.
BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. By Charles Bock. I've got a downloaded copy. A legal one when they gave them away for a couple of days.
BEIJING COMA. By Ma Jian. Translated by Flora Drew.
A BETTER ANGEL: Stories. By Chris Adrian.
BLACK FLIES. By Shannon Burke. I was just looking at this in a bookstore. Obviously I should have bought it.
THE BLUE STAR. By Tony Earley.
THE BOAT. By Nam Le. Have an ARC.
BREATH. By Tim Winton.
DANGEROUS LAUGHTER: Thirteen Stories. By Steven Millhauser.
DEAR AMERICAN AIRLINES. By Jonathan Miles. I would really like to read this.
DIARY OF A BAD YEAR. By J. M. Coet zee.
DICTATION: A Quartet. By Cynthia Ozick.
THE ENGLISH MAJOR. By Jim Harrison.
FANON. By John Edgar Wideman.
THE FINDER. By Colin Harrison. Don't look too closely for plot holes, because you'll find them.
FINE JUST THE WAY IT IS: Wyoming Stories 3 . By Annie Proulx.
THE GOOD THIEF . By Hannah Tinti. Sitting by my bed.
HIS ILLEGAL SELF. By Peter Carey.
HOME. By Marilynne Robinson.
INDIGNATION. By Philip Roth.
THE LAZARUS PROJECT. By Aleksandar Hemon.
LEGEND OF A SUICIDE. By David Vann.
LIFE CLASS. By Pat Barker.
LUSH LIFE. By Richard Price. This is not a crime novel, but a novel of a place. By the time I finished, I kind of forgot who did it.
A MERCY. By Toni Morrison. Another book everyone is talking about.
A MOST WANTED MAN . By John le Carré. Reviewed it for the Oregonian. Mid-level le Carre', meiner Meinung nach.
MY REVOLUTIONS. By Hari Kunzru.
NETHERLAND. By Joseph O’Neill. Heard a great interview with him this morning on NPR.
THE OTHER. By David Guterson. Could not get through this. I tried, but it just didn't work for me.
OUR STORY BEGINS: New and Selected Stories. By Tobias Wolff. I have an ARC.
THE ROAD HOME. By Rose Tremain.
THE SACRED BOOK OF THE WEREWOLF. By Victor Pelevin.
THE SCHOOL ON HEART’S CONTENT ROAD. By Carolyn Chute. It has been a long time since I saw a book of hers.
TELEX FROM CUBA. By Rachel Kushner.
2666. By Roberto Bolaño. Everyone is talking about this book.
UNACCUSTOMED EARTH. By Jhumpa Lahiri.
THE UNFORTUNATES. By B. S. Johnson.
WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS? By Kate Atkinson. Read it, liked it, although in the end I thought there were too many coincidences.
THE WIDOWS OF EASTWICK. By John Updike.
YESTERDAY’S WEATHER. By Anne Enright.



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