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Best Books of 2008 (Amazon Editors' Picks)

1.The Northern Clemency (Hardcover)
Philip Hensher

The Northern Clemency begins at the perimeter of a late-summer party, amidst a din of neighbors gossiping one moment and navigating awkward silences the next... read more
2.Hurry Down Sunshine
Michael Greenberg

Michael Greenberg's spare, unflinching memoir begins with a bang: "On July 5, 1996, my daughter was struck mad." ... read more
3.Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
Rick Perlstein

How did we go from Lyndon Johnson's landslide Democratic victory in 1964 to Richard Nixon's equally lopsided Republican reelection only eight years later?... read more
4.The Forever War
Dexter Filkins

Filkins, a New York Times prizewinning reporter, is widely regarded as among the finest war correspondents of this generation... read more
5.The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (Oprah Book Club #62)
David Wroblewski

It's gutsy for a debut novelist to offer a modern take on Hamlet set in rural Wisconsin--particularly one in which the young hero, born mute, communicates with people, dogs, and the occasional ghost through his own mix of sign and body language... read more
6.The Likeness: A Novel
Tana French

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestselling psychological thriller In the Woods Six months after the events of In the Woods, Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to recover... read more
7.Serena: A Novel
Ron Rash

The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire... read more
8.So Brave, Young and Handsome: A Novel
Leif Enger

A gritty western couched in the easy storytelling style of a folk ballad (think 3:10 to Yuma as sung by the Kingston Trio), Leif Enger's highly anticipated second novel (his first was Peace Like a River) tells the story of outlaw Glendon... read more
9.The Lazarus Project
Aleksandar Hemon

America has a richer literary landscape since Aleksandar Hemon, stranded in the United States in 1992 after war broke out in his native Sarajevo, adopted Chicago as his new home... read more
10.The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America
David Hajdu

I may be alone here, but when I read Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, a whole strata of American artists came to life for me... read more
11.The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America
Thurston Clarke

When Senator Robert F. Kennedy entered the presidential race during the chaotic year of 1968, anarchy appeared to be gathering on the horizon ... read more
12.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson

Once you start The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, there's no turning back. This debut thriller--the first in a trilogy from the late Stieg Larsson--is a serious page-turner rivaling the best of Charlie Huston and Michael Connelly ... read more
13.The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves
M.T. Anderson

With the publication of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume I back in 2006, M.T. Anderson assured readers that his gripping account of the American Revolution from the perspective of a young slave in colonial Boston would continue ... read more
14.Sitting Bull
Bill Yenne

As a celebrated warrior, shaman, and leader of the Lakota tribe, Sitting Bull was both a fascinating and frightening icon to the expanding United States, a 19th-century cross-cultural superstar who was at once a friend to Buffalo Bill and the emblem of Native American... read more
15.Netherland: A Novel
Joseph O'Neill

Hans van den Broek, the Dutch-born narrator of O'Neill's dense, intelligent novel, observes of his friend, Chuck Ramkissoon, a self-mythologizing entrepreneur-gangster, that he never quite believed that ... read more
16.Home: A Novel
Marilynne Robinson

"What does it mean to come home?" In one way or another, every character in Home is searching for that answer. Glory Boughton, now 38 and lovelorn, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father... read more
17.Duma Key: A Novel
Stephen King

It would be impossible to convey the wonder and the horror of Stephen King's latest novel in just a few words... read more
18.Lush Life: A Novel
Richard Price

No one has a better ear and eye for the American city than Richard Price, and in Lush Life, his first novel in five years, he leaves the fictional environs of Dempsy, New Jersey... read more
19.In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Michael Pollan

Food is the one thing that Americans hate to love and, as it turns out, love to hate. What we want to eat has been ousted by the notion of what we should eat, and it's at this nexus of hunger... read more
20.The Underneath
Kathi Appelt

"A mysterious and magical story; poetic yet loaded with suspense."-- Louis Sachar, Newbery Medal-winning author of ... read more
Donald Ray Pollock

A quick Internet search for "Knockemstiff, Ohio" reveals a lazy nexus of shabby houses and dirt roads in southern Ohio, lacking a post office and grocery store, but rich in legends of epic fistfights and swamp-dwelling ghosts... read more
22.A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes
David Tanis

Both a meditation on the powerful rites of cooking and serving a meal and a gentle but serious education in doing both, this book by the part-time head chef at Berkeley's renowned Chez Panisse is an impressive ode to the simple beauty... read more
23.Pravda: A Novel
Edward Docx

Docx's second novel (after The Calligrapher) wrings out all the theatrics to be had from unhappy urban-dwelling twins, their sexually voracious father and dead Russian mother... read more
24.2666: A Novel
Roberto Bolano

It was one thing to read Roberto Bolano's novel The Savage Detectives last year and have your mind thrilled and expanded by a sexy, meandering masterpiece born whole into the English language... read more
Grant Achatz

The dishes at Grant Achatz's award-winning Chicago restaurant Alinea are entirely new, yet what diners taste often resurrects their most cherished food memories... read more
26.The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway

Canadian Galloway (Ascension) delivers a tense and haunting novel following four people trying to survive war-torn Sarajevo. After a mortar attack kills 22 people waiting in line to buy bread, an unnamed cellist vows to play at the point of impact for 22 days... read more
27.Collections of Nothing
William Davies King

One of the oddest memoirs of the year may well be the best. William Davies King is a theater professor who over his fifty-plus years has gathered, in countless binders and boxes, a vast collection of things nobody else wants... read more
28.The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

If there really are only seven original plots in the world, it's odd that boy meets girl is always mentioned, and society goes bad and attacks the good guy never is.... read more
29.The Boat
Nam Le

From a Colombian slum to the streets of Tehran, seven characters in seven stories struggle with very particular Swords of Damocles in Pushcart Prize winner Le's accomplished debut... read more
30.Dear American Airlines: A Novel
Jonathan Miles

Elizabeth Gilbert on Dear American Airlines Elizabeth Gilbert's first three books, Pilgrims, Stern Men, and the National Book Award nominee The Last American Man, received awards and acclaim, but her fourth, Eat, Pray, Love, a chronicle of her spiritual search and redemption following a difficult divorce ... read more
31.Outliers: The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell

Now that he's gotten us talking about the viral life of ideas and the power of gut reactions, Malcolm Gladwell poses a more provocative question in Outliers... read more
32.The White Tiger: A Novel (Man Booker Prize)
Aravind Adiga

First-time author Adiga has created a memorable tale of one taxi driver's hellish experience in modern India. Told with close attention to detail, whether it be the vivid portrait of India he paints or the transformation of Balram Halwai ... read more
33.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer

The letters comprising this small charming novel begin in 1946, when single, 30-something author Juliet Ashton (nom de plume Izzy Bickerstaff) writes to her publisher to say she is tired of covering the sunny side of war and its aftermath... read more
34.The Enchantress of Florence: A Novel
Salman Rushdie

Trying to describe a Salman Rushdie novel is like trying to describe music to someone who has never heard it--you can fumble with a plot summary but you won't be able to convey the wonder of his dazzling prose ... read more
35.State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
Matt Weiland

Without leaving home or spending a cent on gas, readers of this book can enjoy a scenic view of the entire U.S. that is as familiar as it is disorienting... read more
36.Bog Child
Siobhan Dowd

A strong story that is rich in language, setting, and theme ... read more
37.Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin
Kenny Shopsin

The eccentric and engaging food-lit manifesto, Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin, collects the wisdom, rants, and recipes of New York's most legendarily cranky, publicity-hating short-order cook... read more
38.The Monster of Florence
Douglas Preston

When author Douglas Preston moved his family to Florence he never expected he would soon become obsessed and entwined in a horrific crime story whose true-life details rivaled the plots of his own bestselling thrillers... read more
39.Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri

The gulf that separates expatriate Bengali parents from their American-raised children... read more
Philip Roth

Enter once again into the echo chamber of Philip Roth's memory and imagination. In the second year of the Korean War, a butcher's son--a straight-A student wound tight with aspiration--flees Newark and his father's increasingly unhinged fears for his safety... read more
41.The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of his Life--His Own
David Carr

There are three sides to every story: yours, mine, and the truth. David Carr's riveting debut memoir, The Night of the Gun, takes this theory to ... read more
42.What It Is
Lynda Barry

Praise for Lynda Barry:Barry is, underneath the wonky handwriting and the quirky, naive drawings, a great memoirist . . . Like [Tobias] Wolff and [Dave] Eggers, she finds a tone that accommodates self-criticism and self-irony without tipping over into self-loathing ... read more
43.Telex from Cuba: A Novel
Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner's first novel, Telex from Cuba, doesn't read like your usual debut. Using family stories, extensive archival research, and all the tools of the novelist's imagination, she creates a portrait in many voices of a small society at a crucial moment in time: the American sugar cane ... read more
44.The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer
David Goldblatt

With a new foreword for the American edition. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of soccer are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope... read more
45.More Information Than You Require
John Hodgman

While writer and former literary agent John Hodgman had a considerable cult following before the publication of his first book, The Areas of My Expertise, the exact moment when Hodgmania hit fever pitch can be traced to his November 16, 2005... read more
46.Atmospheric Disturbances: A Novel
Rivka Galchen

Imagine what it might be like to realize that the person you love is, in fact, not the person you love but a doppelganger: or, what Leo Liebenstein coolly terms a "simulacrum" of his wife Rema at the outset of Atmospheric Disturbances... read more
47.Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
Mark Harris

While one might think that the films discussed in this book have been thoroughly plumbed ... read more
48.My Revolutions
Hari Kunzru

It's not the first time a story like this has been told: a '60s radical-turned-terrorist, living quietly under a new name with a family that doesn't know his history, finds his past about to catch up with him... read more
49.The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
David Shields

"After you turn 7, your risk of dying doubles every eight years." By your 80s, you "no longer even have a distinctive odor ... You're vanishing." "The brain of a 90-year-old is the same size as that of a 3-year-old." ... read more
50.Paper Towns
John Green

Green melds elements from his Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines the impossibly sophisticated but unattainable girl, and a life-altering road tripfor another teen-pleasing read... read more
51.The Monsters of Templeton
Barbara Jones

On the very morning Willie Upton slinks home to Templeton, New York (after a calamitous affair with her archeology professor), the 50-foot-long body of a monster floats from the depths of the town's lake... read more
52.The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
Annette Gordon-Reed

This epic work tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s... read more
53.Olive Kitteridge: Fiction
Elizabeth Strout

Thirteen linked tales from Strout ... read more
Chelsea Cain

In Cain's superb follow-up to Heartsick, damaged detective Archie Sheridan is back home in Portland, Ore., trying to resume a normal life. Archie's ties to serial killer Gretchen Lowell still run deep, even if he's stopped their weekly visits in prison... read more
55.Perfumes: The Guide
Luca Turin

The first book of its kind: a definitive guide to the world of perfume Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez are experts in the world of scent. Turin, a renowned scientist, and Sanchez, a longtime perfume critic, have spent years sniffing the world's most elegant and beautiful... read more
56.The Gargoyle
Andrew Davidson

An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time. The narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life... read more
57.Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America
Thomas L. Friedman

The World Is Flat has helped millions of readers to see the world in a new way. In his brilliant, essential new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today... read more
Neal Stephenson

In this follow-up to his historical Baroque Cycle trilogy, which fictionalized the early-18th century scientific revolution... read more
59.Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture
Editors of Phaidon Press

''As comprehensive as it is sweeping, the Atlas is an indispensable work of reference for the architecture of our time.'' Richard Meier''The international civilization of our hoped-for world seems somehow hinted at by the breadth of geographical reach in Phaidon's Atlas... read more
60.The Umbrella Academy Volume 1 (v. 1)
Gerard Way

Gerard Way, of My Chemical Romance, makes his comics writing debut in this outrageous superhero epic that Grant Morrison called "An ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb of wit and ideas... read more
61.The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book manages the remarkable feat of playing delightful jazz riffs on Kipling ... read more
62.The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
Jennet Conant

Long before Willy Wonka sent out those five Golden Tickets, Roald Dahl lived a life that was more James Bond than James and the Giant Peach... read more
63.The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts
Tom Farley

You don't have to be a rabid Chris Farley fan to enjoy The Chris Farley Show, an honest, endearing oral biography about a truly funny, deeply troubled addict that is as likely to make you cry as it is to make you ... read more
Marion Bataille

One of the most delightful and innovative pop-up books I have ever seen.... read more
65.Black Flies: A Novel
Shannon Burke

Gunshot wounds, crack pipes and rotting corpses abound in this raw and fascinating novel about Harlem paramedics in the mid-1990s, the second novel from former EMT Burke... read more
66.Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency
Barton Gellman

"a forceful new study ... connecting the dots to give the reader a visceral understanding of just how Mr. Cheney maneuvered...."... ... read more
67.The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order
Joan Wickersham

In spare prose, Wickersham (The Paper Anniversary) has produced an artful and vivid memoir. Within the index of suicide, she has found a form capacious enough for both intimate detail and general information; cold data and lyric moments; for mystery and for consolation ... read more
68.The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Alice Schroeder

In this startlingly frank account of Buffett's life, Schroeder, a former managing director at Morgan Stanley... read more
69.Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
Rachel Fershleiser

Can you describe your life in six words? That's what the editors of storytelling magazine SMITH asked readers in 2006; the results, though decidedly uneven, make for compulsive reading and prove arguably as insightful as any 300+ page biography... read more
70.Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
H.W. Brands

With Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, H.W. Brands penetrates the clenched grin of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a masterful biography of one of America's most beloved leaders... read more
71.Tender Morsels
Margo Lanagan

In her extraordinary and often dark first novel, award-winning story writer Lanagan ... read more
72.The Post-American World
Fareed Zakaria

"This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else." So begins Fareed Zakaria's important new work on the era we are now entering... read more
73."Have You Seen . . . ?": A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
David Thomson

Having already written the greatest bathroom book of all time, The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, David Thomson has refreshed his encyclopedic and idiosyncratic understanding of movie history to confect another giant slab of candy for anyone who loves ... read more
74.The Alcoholic
Jonathan Ames

Rarely does a collaboration produce a graphic novel of such literary and artistic merit... read more
75.Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
David Sheff

From as early as grade school, the world seemed to be on Nic Sheff's string. Bright and athletic, he excelled in any setting and appeared destined for greatness... read more
76.Child 44
Tom Rob Smith

If all that Tom Rob Smith had done was to re-create Stalinist Russia, with all its double-speak hypocrisy, he would have written a worthwhile novel... read more
77.The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking: Book One
Patrick Ness

Sets a high standard in an already crowded fantasy fiction genre.-- THE INDEPENDENT (U.K.) -- Independent, The (UK)... read more
78.Bottomless Belly Button
Dash Shaw

Shaw's stunningly conceived and executed comic opus captures one moment of change in a family. Maggie and David Loony have called their three adult children to their childhood home to announce that, after 40 years of marriage... read more
Kristin Cashore

If you had the power to kill with your bare hands, what would you do with it?... read more
80.Downtown Owl: A Novel
Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman's First NovelSomewhere in North Dakota, there is a town called Owl that isn't there. Disco is over, but punk never happened. They don't have cable. They don't really have pop culture, unless you count grain prices and alcoholism... read more
81.The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals
Jane Mayer

This hard-hitting expose examines both the controversial excesses of the war on terror and the home-front struggle to circumvent legal obstacles to its prosecution... read more
82.Alive in Necropolis
Doug Dorst

Mix one part gritty police procedural with one part ghost story, add a splash of teen angst and a hefty dose of black humor, and you have Doug Dorst's brilliant debut novel--a delicious blend of Paul Auster, Kevin Brockmeier, and Joss Whedon... read more
83.The Story of a Marriage: A Novel
Andrew Sean Greer

As he demonstrated in the imaginative ... read more
84.Scrapbooks: An American History
Jessica Helfand

The scrapbook has long been a popular and vital form of self-expression embraced by a cross-section of American society. "To read another person's scrapbook" observes Jessica Helfand in Scrapbooks: An American History, "is to acquire a body of knowledge abou t ... read more
85.Ballistics: Poems
Billy Collins

The latest from former U.S. laureate Collins (The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems) again shows the deft, often self-mocking touch that has made him one of America's bestselling poets: while this volume hardly breaks new ground, it should fly off the shelves... read more
86.Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives
Jim Sheeler

Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Sheeler (Obit: Inspirational Stories of People Who Led Extraordinary Lives) pays eloquent tribute to the soldiers who have died in Iraq and their devastated families... read more
87.A Most Wanted Man
John le Carre

When boxer Melik Oktay and his mother, both Turkish Muslims living in Hamburg, take in a street person calling himself Issa at the start of this morally complex thriller ... read more
88.American Wife: A Novel
Curtis Sittenfeld

Sittenfeld tracks, in her uneven third novel, the life of bookish... read more
89.How Fiction Works
James Wood

The first thing you'll notice about How Fiction Works is its size. At 252 pages, it's a marvel of economy for a book that asks such a huge question and right away you'll want to know ... read more
90.The House at Riverton: A Novel
Kate Morton

In her cinematic debut novel, Kate Morton immerses readers in the dramas of the Ashbury family at their crumbling English country estate in the years surrounding World War I, an age when Edwardian civility, shaken by war, unravels into the roaring Twenties... read more
91.Sea of Poppies: A Novel
Amitav Ghosh

Diaspora, myth and a fascinating language mashup propel the Rubik's cube of plots in Ghosh's picaresque epic of the voyage of the ... read more
92.An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories: Volume 2
Ivan Brunetti

Brunetti's second collection of his favorite cartoonists' work is even better than the first... read more
93.The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."... read more
94.Retired Kid
Jon Agee

"It's been a wonderful eight years, but I need a break."... read more
95.Ms. Hempel Chronicles
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

A National Book Award finalist in 2004, Bynum returns with an intricate and absorbing collection of eight interconnected stories about Beatrice Hempel, a middle school English teacher. Ms. Hempel is the sort of teacher students adore... read more
96.City of Thieves: A Novel
David Benioff

Author and screenwriter Benioff follows up ... read more
97.The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power
Jonathan Mahler

There have by now been many insider accounts of the Bush Administration and its War on Terror. Jonathan Mahler's The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power, on the other hand, is very much an outsider's account: the story ... read more
98.Little Brother
Cory Doctorow

A wonderful, important book -- I'd recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I've read this year, and I'd want to get it into the hands of as many smart thirteen-year-olds, male and female, as I can. Because I think it'll change lives... read more
99.Charley Harper ABCs (Chunky Version)
Charley Harper

The incredible illustrations from modern artist Charley Harper come to vivid life in this beautiful alphabet board book... read more
100.McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld
Misha Glenny

In McMafia, Misha Glenny draws the dark map that lies on the other side of Tom Friedman's bright flat world. That connected globe not only brings software coders and supply-chain outsourcers closer together;... read more

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