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New York Times Book Review

100 Notable Books - 2011



The December 4th, 2011 issue of the New York Times Book Review included their list of the 100 most notable books released in 2011. This is that list, broken up into Fiction and Non-Fiction entries. All books in this list which are owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability.

Titles not owned by the libraries are included in order to represent the complete list correctly. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

FICTION

The Angel Esmerelda The Angel Esmerelda
by Don DeLillo

The Art of Fielding The Art of Fielding
by Chad Harbach

Barbarian Nurseries The Barbarian Nurseries
by Hector Tobar

Title Not in Library Collection Big Questions: Or, Asomatognosia: Whose Hand Is It Anyway?
by Anders Brekhus Nilsen

Buddha in the Attic The Buddha in the Attic
by Julie Otsuka

Title Not in Library Collection Canti
by Giacomo Leopardi

The Cat's Table The Cat's Table
by Michael Ondaatje

Chango's Beads... Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes
by William Kennedy

Title Not in Library Collection Come On All You Ghosts
by Matthew Zapruder

11/22/63 11/22/63
by Stephen King

Title Not in Library Collection The Free World
by David Bezmozgis

Title Not in Library Collection Ghost Lights
by Lydia Millet

The Grief of Others The Grief of Others
by Leah Hager Cohen

Gryphon Gryphon: New and Selected Stories
by Charles Baxter

House of Holes House of Holes: A Book of Raunch
by Nicholson Baker

Last Werewolf The Last Werewolf
by Glen Duncan

Leftovers The Leftovers
by Tom Perrotta

Title Not in Library Collection Life on Mars
by Tracy K. Smith

Title Not in Library Collection The London Train
by Tessa Hadley

Title Not in Library Collection Long, Last, Happy: New and Selected Stories
by Barry Hannah

Lost Memory of Skin Lost Memory of Skin
by Russell Banks

Marriage Plot The Marriage Plot
by Jeffrey Eugenides

Moment in the Sun A Moment in the Sun
by John Sayles

Title Not in Library Collection Mr. Fox
by Helen Oyeyemi

My New American Life My New American Life
by Francine Prose

1Q84 1Q84
by Haruki Murakami

Open City Open City
by Teju Cole

The Pale King The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel
by David Foster Wallace

Title Not in Library Collection Parallel Stories
by Peter Nadas

Say Her Name Say Her Name
by Francisco Goldman

Title Not in Library Collection Scenes From Village Life
by Amos Oz

Title Not in Library Collection The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes

Title Not in Library Collection Seven Years
by Peter Stamm

Title Not in Library Collection Shards
by Ismet Prcic

Title Not in Library Collection Space, In Chains
by Laura Kasischke

Title Not in Library Collection Stone Arabia
by Dana Spiotta

The Stranger's Child The Stranger's Child
by Alan Hollinghurst

The Submission The Submission
by Amy Waldman

Swamplandia Swamplandia!
by Karen Russell

Title Not in Library Collection Taller When Prone: Poems
by Les Murray

Title Not in Library Collection Ten Thousand Saints
by Eleanor Henderson

Not currently in the Lincoln City Libraries' collection.

This Beautiful Life This Beautiful Life
by Helen Schulman

The Tiger's Wife The Tiger's Wife
by Tea Obreht

The Tragedy of Arthur The Tragedy of Arthur
by Arthur Phillips

Train Dreams Train Dreams
by Denis Johnson

NON-FICTION

And So It Goes And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life
by Charles J. Shields [Biography Vonnegut]

Arguably Arguably: Essays
by Christopher Hitchens [081 Hit]

Title Not in Library Collection The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning
by Maggie Nelson

Title Not in Library Collection Assassins of the Turquoise Palace
by Roya Hakakian

The Beginning of Infinity The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World
by David Deutsch [501 Deu]

Title Not in Library Collection Believing is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography
by Errol Morris

Better Angels of Our Nature The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
by Steve Pinker [155.7 Pin]

Blood, Bones and Butter Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
by Gabrielle Hamilton [641.5 Ham]

Blue Nights Blue Nights
by Joan Didion [155.937 Did]

Title Not in Library Collection The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son
by Ian Brown

Not currently in the Lincoln City Libraries' collection.

Caravaggio Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane
by Andrew Graham-Dixon [Biography Caravaggio]

Catherine the Great Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
by Robert K. Massie [Biography Catherine]

Clarence Darrow Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned
by John A. Farrell [Biography Darrow]

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
by Alexandra Fuller [Biography Fuller]

Destiny of the Republic Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
by Candice Millard [364.152 Mil]

Title Not in Library Collection The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.
by Jonathan Lethem

1861 1861: The Civil War Awakening
by Adam Goodheart [973.711 Goo]

Title Not in Library Collection Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche
by James Miller

1493 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
by Charles C. Mann [909.4 Man]

George F. Kennan George F. Kennan: An American Life
by John Lewis Gaddis [Biography Kennan]

Title Not in Library Collection Great Soul: Mahatma Ghandi and His Struggle With India
by Joseph Lelyveld

Title Not in Library Collection Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America
by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Title Not in Library Collection Holy War: How Vasco de Gama's Epic Voyages Turned the Tide in a Centuries-Old Clash of Civilizations
by Nigel Cliff

In the Garden of Beasts In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson [943.086 Lar]

Inferno Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945
by Max Hastings [940.54 Has]

The Information The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
by James Gleick [303.483 Gle]

Inside Scientology Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion
by Janet Reitman [299.936 Rei]

Title Not in Library Collection Is That a Fish In Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything
by David Bellos

Jerusalem Jerusalem: The Biography
by Simon Sebag Montefiore [956.944 Mon]

Title Not in Library Collection The Keats Brothers: The Life of John and George
by Denise Gigante

Knocking on Heaven's Door Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Unvierse and the Modern World
by Lisa Randall [On Order]

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
by Mannie Marable [Biography Malcolm]

Title Not in Library Collection The Memory Chalet
by Tony Judt

Midnight Rising Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War
by Tony Horwitz [973.711 Hor]

Title Not in Library Collection Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them
by Donovan Hohn

My Song My Song: A Memoir
by Harry Belafonte [Music 781.64 Bel]

Title Not in Library Collection The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom
by Evgeny Morozov [Biography Belafonte]

Title Not in Library Collection One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir
by Binyavanga Wainaina

TITLE The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
by Francis Fukuyama [320.1 Fuk]

Title Not in Library Collection Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark
by Brian Kellow

Title Not in Library Collection Pulphead
by John Jeremiah Sullivan

The Quest The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World
by Daniel Yergin [339.272 Yer]

Title Not in Library Collection Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality
by Richard Thompson Ford

TITLE Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
by Susan Orlean [636.737 Orl]

Title Not in Library Collection [Sic]: A Memoir
by Joshua Cody

Storm of War The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War
by Andrew Roberts [940.54 Rob]

The Swerve The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
by Stephen Greenblatt [940.21 Gre]

Thinking fast and slow Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman [153.44 Kah]

To a Mountain in Tibet To a Mountain in Tibet
by Colin Thubron [915.15 Thu]

Tio End All Wars To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
by Adam Hochschild [940.3 Hoc]

A Train in Winter A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France
by Caroline Moorehead [940.531 Moo]

Van Gogh: The Life Van Gogh: The Life
by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith [Biography Gogh]

Title Not in Library Collection Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness: What it Means to Be Black now
by Toure

Title Not in Library Collection Why the West Rule -- For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future
by Ian Morris

A World on Fire A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War
by Amanda Foreman [973.71 For]


Compiled December 2011 sdc
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