>NYT 100 Notable Books of 2009

>Here’s the list of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year.

Surprises?

I’m happy to see Brad Leithauser’s new book, The Art Student’s War, but I didn’t know it was out yet. The review will appear on Nov. 27.

There are a bunch of short story collections, including those by Wells Tower, Jean Thompson, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Aleksandr Hemon, John Updike, Kazuo Ishiguro, Antonya Nelson, Paul Yoon, Alice Munro, and Mary Gaitskill. That’s a lot of stories!! (And, by the way, it’s so great to see Paul Yoon on this list; congratulations, Paul!)

In addition to this list, and Janet Maslin’s top ten (posted yesterday), we now have top ten lists from Michiko Kakutani and Dwight Garner.

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