Wednesday, July 22, 2015
NY Times Notable Books 2014
ALL OUR NAMES. By Dinaw Mengestu.
ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING. By Evie Wyld.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. By Anthony Doerr.
AMERICAN INNOVATIONS. By Rivka Galchen.
THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER: Stories. By Hilary Mantel.
THE BALLAD OF A SMALL PLAYER. By Lawrence Osborne.
BARK: Stories. By Lorrie Moore.
THE BLAZING WORLD. By Siri Hustvedt.
THE BONE CLOCKS. By David Mitchell.
THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS. By Michel Faber.
THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS. By Cristina Henríquez.
BOY, SNOW, BIRD. By Helen Oyeyemi.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS. By Marlon James.
CAN’T AND WON’T. By Lydia Davis.
THE COLD SONG. By Linn Ullmann. Translated by Barbara J. Haveland.
COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE. By Haruki Murakami. Translated by Philip Gabriel.
DEPT. OF SPECULATION. By Jenny Offill.
THE DOG. By Joseph O’Neill.
EUPHORIA. By Lily King.
EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU. By Celeste Ng.
F. By Daniel Kehlmann. Translated by Carol Brown Janeway.
FAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT. By Louise Glück.
FAMILY LIFE. By Akhil Sharma.
FOURTH OF JULY CREEK. By Smith Henderson.
A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING. By Eimear McBride.
I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT. By Zachary Lazar.
THE LAUGHING MONSTERS. By Denis Johnson.
LENA FINKLE’S MAGIC BARREL. Written and illustrated by Anya Ulinich.
LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU: A Frank Bascombe Book. By Richard Ford.
LILA. By Marilynne Robinson.
LOVERS AT THE CHAMELEON CLUB, PARIS 1932. By Francine Prose.
THE MAGICIAN’S LAND. By Lev Grossman.
THE MOOR’S ACCOUNT. By Laila Lalami.
MOTHERLAND FATHERLAND HOMELANDSEXUALS. By Patricia Lockwood.
MY STRUGGLE. Book 3: Boyhood. By Karl Ove Knausgaard. Translated by Don Bartlett.
THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH. By Richard Flanagan.
NORA WEBSTER. By Colm Toibin.
PANIC IN A SUITCASE. By Yelena Akhtiorskaya.
THE PAYING GUESTS. By Sarah Waters.
THE POETRY OF DEREK WALCOTT 1948-2013. Selected by Glyn Maxwell.
REDEPLOYMENT. By Phil Klay.
REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS. By Bret Anthony Johnston.
A REPLACEMENT LIFE. By Boris Fishman.
SONG OF THE SHANK. By Jeffery Renard Allen.
10:04. By Ben Lerner.
THIRTY GIRLS. By Susan Minot.
THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY: Book 3, The Neapolitan Novels: “Middle Time.” By Elena Ferrante. Translated by Ann Goldstein.
THE WALLCREEPER. By Nell Zink.
WE ARE NOT OURSELVES. By Matthew Thomas.
WHEN MYSTICAL CREATURES ATTACK! By Kathleen Founds.
AMERICAN MIRROR: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell. By Deborah Solomon.
BEING MORTAL: Medicine and What Matters in the End. By Atul Gawande.
BUILDING A BETTER TEACHER: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone). By Elizabeth Green.
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? Written and illustrated by Roz Chast.
CHINA’S SECOND CONTINENT: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa. By Howard W. French.
CUBED: A Secret History of the Workplace. By Nikil Saval.
DEEP DOWN DARK: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free. By Héctor Tobar.
DEMON CAMP: A Soldier’s Exorcism. By Jennifer Percy.
DUTY: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. By Robert M. Gates.
DYING EVERY DAY: Seneca at the Court of Nero. By James Romm.
EICHMANN BEFORE JERUSALEM: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer. By Bettina Stangneth. Translated by Ruth Martin.
ELEPHANT COMPANY: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II. By Vicki Constantine Croke.
EMBATTLED REBEL: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief. By James M. McPherson.
THE EMPATHY EXAMS: Essays. By Leslie Jamison.
FACTORY MAN: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town. By Beth Macy.
THE FAME LUNCHES: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Brontës, and the Importance of Handbags. By Daphne Merkin.
FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES: A Memoir. By Charles M. Blow.
FORCING THE SPRING: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality. By Jo Becker.
GANDHI BEFORE INDIA. By Ramachandra Guha. GEEK SUBLIME: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty. By Vikram Chandra.
HOTEL FLORIDA: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War. By Amanda Vaill.
THE HUMAN AGE: The World Shaped by Us. By Diane Ackerman.
THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. By Rick Perlstein.
THE INVISIBLE FRONT: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War. By Yochi Dreazen.
THE INVISIBLE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures. By Christine Kenneally.
JUST MERCY: A Story of Justice and Redemption. By Bryan Stevenson.
LIMONOV. By Emmanuel Carrère. Translated by John Lambert.LITTLE FAILURE: A Memoir. By Gary Shteyngart.THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO: My Year of Raging Hormones. By Sandra Tsing Loh.
NAPOLEON: A Life. By Andrew Roberts.
NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes. By Anand Gopal.
NOT I: Memoirs of a German Childhood. By Joachim Fest. Translated by Martin Chalmers.
ON IMMUNITY: An Inoculation. By Eula Biss.
ON THE RUN: Fugitive Life in an American City. By Alice Goffman.
100 ESSAYS I DON’T HAVE TIME TO WRITE: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater. By Sarah Ruhl.
THE PARTHENON ENIGMA. By Joan Breton Connelly.
PAY ANY PRICE: Greed, Power, and Endless War. By James Risen.
PENELOPE FITZGERALD: A Life. By Hermione Lee.
PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights. By Katha Pollitt.
THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League. By Jeff Hobbs.
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION: An Unnatural History. By Elizabeth Kolbert.
A SPY AMONG FRIENDS: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal. By Ben Macintyre.
STUFF MATTERS: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World. By Mark Miodownik.
THE TEACHER WARS: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession. By Dana Goldstein.
THIRTEEN DAYS IN SEPTEMBER: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David. By Lawrence Wright.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: Capitalism vs. the Climate. By Naomi Klein.
THROWN. By Kerry Howley.
THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING: On Writers and Drinking. By Olivia Laing.
THE TRUE AMERICAN: Murder and Mercy in Texas. By Anand Giridharadas.
WORLD ORDER. By Henry Kissinger.