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NYT Ten Best Books of 2009


The Gray Lady has spoken. Here are the ten best of 2009 from the New York Times, quite possibly the most respected authority on literary merit.

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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
by Jeannette Walls
Staff Pick
Lily Casey Smith is a woman who won't take no for an answer if there's any way around it. She embarks on journeys and has experiences that only someone with iron-willed character could survive: As a child, she gets her young siblings up a cottonwood tree... (read more)

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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
by Richard Holmes
Staff Pick
Richard Holmes's The Age of Wonder is at once a history of Regency-era scientific discovery and a meditation on what the pursuit of science says about us as individuals and as a culture. Scrupulously researched and deftly told, this book is an epic... (read more)

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Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
by Liaquat Ahamed
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Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize andquot;A magisterial work...You can't help thinking about the economic crisis we're living through now.andquot; --The New York Times Book Review It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929... (read more)

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Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
by Maile Meloy
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Award-winning writer Maile Meloy's return to short stories explores complex lives in an austere landscape with the clear-sightedness that first endeared her to readers. Meloy's first return to short stories since her critically acclaimed debut, Both... (read more)

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A Gate at the Stairs
A Gate at the Stairs
by Lorrie Moore
Staff Pick
Lorrie Moore has long been one of my favorite writers, and her first novel in years does not disappoint. With unique, full characters, an incredible level of emotional detail, and her trademark psychological wit, A Gate at the Stairs is a graceful, funny,... (read more)

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A Short History of Women
A Short History of Women
by Kate Walbert
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National Book Award finalist Kate Walbert's A Short History of Women is a profoundly moving portrayal of the complicated legacies of mothers and daughters, chronicling five generations of women from the close of the nineteenth century through the early... (read more)

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Chronic City
Chronic City
by Jonathan Lethem
Staff Pick
Chase is a former child actor rediscovering fame as the fiancé of an astronaut stranded in space. With a cast that includes a ghostwriter, a minor NYC bureaucrat, a grizzled pop critic, and a tiger that randomly appears throughout Manhattan, Chronic... (read more)

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Lit: A Memoir
Lit: A Memoir
by Mary Karr
Staff Pick
The best way I can describe this work is to say that it's absolutely delicious. More than a mere memoir, this fascinating jewel contains universal truths, with delicate and elegant phrasing, and, despite the subject matter, there's no sense of frivolous... (read more)

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The Good Soldiers
The Good Soldiers
by David Finkel
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A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR: THE NEW YORK TIMES CHICAGO TRIBUNE SLATE.COM THE BOSTON GLOBE THE KANSAS CITY STAR THE PLAIN DEALER (CLEVELAND) THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITORWINNER OF THE HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM It was the... (read more)

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Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
by Carol Sklenicka
Staff Pick
Carver's concerns with the consequences and consolations of human frailty were deeply rooted in his own life, as revealed in Sklenicka's captivating and very human portrait. Her insights into his stories inspired me to reread old favorites and discover... (read more)

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