100 Notable Books of 2014 – NYT

Margaret Langstaff

[Just another tidbit of wit (?)]


The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Worth reading (pardon the pun), the list, that is.


ALL OUR NAMES.By Dinaw Mengestu. (Knopf, $25.95.) With great sadness and much hard truth, Mengestu’s novel looks at a relationship of shared dependencies between a Midwestern social worker and a bereft African immigrant.

ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING.By Evie Wyld. (Pantheon, $24.95.) Wyld’s emotionally wrenching novel traces a solitary sheep farmer’s attempt to outrun her past on a remote British island.

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE.By Anthony Doerr. (Scribner, $27.) The paths of a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy converge in this novel, set around the time of World War II.

AMERICAN INNOVATIONS.By Rivka Galchen. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $24.) Most of these…

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