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ALA Notable Books - 2009
Gere Books Talk, November 30, 2009 and Bethany Books Talk, December 18, 2009
Pat L.

Since 1944, the goal of the Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nation's readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader.

FICTION

book cover The Hakawati
by Rabih Alameddine

book cover The Wasted Vigil
by Nadeem Aslam

book cover Peace
by Richard Bausch

book cover City of Thieves
by David Benioff

book cover The Plague of Doves
by Louise Erdrich

book cover Atmospheric Disturbances
by Rivka Galchen

book cover Unaccustomed Earth
by Jhumpa Lahiri

book cover Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories
by Steven Millhauser

book cover Resistance
by Owen Sheers

book cover Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout

book cover The Ginseng Hunter
by Jeff Talarigo

NON-FICTION

book cover The Bin-Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century
by Steve Coll [Biography Bin Laden]

book cover This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
by Drew Gilpin Faust [973.71 Fau]

book cover The Forever War
by Dexter Filkins [956.704 Fil]

book cover Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950
by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore [323.4 Gil]

book cover The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
by Annette Gordon-Reed [Biography Hemmings]

book cover Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
by Mark Harris [CALL]

book cover A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World
by Tony Horwitz [970.01 Hor]

book cover The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
by Jane Mayer [973.931 May]

book cover In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
by Michael Pollan [613 Pol]

book cover American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work
by Nick Taylor [973.917 Tay]

book cover Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
by Tom Vanderbilt [629.283 Van]

book cover The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order
by Joan Wickersham [155.938 Wic]

POETRY

book cover Special Orders: Poems
by Edward Hirsch [811 Hir]

book cover Ghost Soldiers: Poems
by James Tate [811 Tat]