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New York Times Best Books 2009


New York Times Best Books 2009

Each year, the editors of the New York Times Book Review narrow down the best 100 books of the year and refine that list to the top 10 Best Books of the Year from that selection.

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BOTH WAYS IS THE ONLY WAY I WANT IT by Maile Meloy (Riverhead Books)
CHRONIC CITY by Jonathan Lethem (Doubleday)
A GATE AT THE STAIRS by Lorrie Moore (Alfred A. Knopf)
HALF BROKE HORSES: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls (Scribner)
A SHORT HISTORY OF WOMEN by Kate Walbert (Scribner)

THE AGE OF WONDER: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes (Pantheon Books)
THE GOOD SOLDIERS by David Finkel (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
LIT: A Memoir by Mary Karr (Harper/HarperCollins Publishers)
LORDS OF FINANCE: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed (The Penguin Press)
RAYMOND CARVER: A Writer's Life by Carol Sklenicka (Scribner)