100 Notable Books of 2014 – NYT

Margaret Langstaff

[Just another tidbit of wit (?)]

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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.

FICTION & POETRY

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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