Saturday, August 25, 2007

2007 ALA Notable Books

The American Library Association (ALA) Notable Books List began in 1944. The judging panel is guided by the RASD Board of Directors statement of purpose and list of criteria for Notable Books. The 2007 titles were selected from books published between November 2005 and November 2006.

2007 ALA Notable Book List:


Beautiful Dreamer, by Christopher Bigsby (St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne)

The Madonna's of Leningrad, by Debra Dean (Morrow)

The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai (Grove/Atlantic)

The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig (Harcourt)

The Secret River, by Kate Grenville (Canongate)

The Attack, by Yasmina Khadra - translated by John Cullen (Doubleday/Nan A. Talese)

The Girls, by Lori Lansens (Little, Brown)

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (Knopf)

The People's Act of Love, by James Meek (Canongate)

Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell (Random)

Blind Willow Sleeping Woman, by Haruki Murakami

Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, by Sam Savage (Coffee House)


Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel (Houghton)

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, by Timothy Egan (Houghton)

The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Earth, by Tim Flannery (Grove/Atlantic)

There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children, by Melissa Fay Greene (Bloomsbury)

Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present, by Peter Hessler (HarperCollins)

Breach of Faith: Hurrican Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City, by Jed Horne (Random)

The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave The World Impressionism, by Ross King (Walker)

Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, by Elizabeth Kolbert (Bloomsbury)

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking)

James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, by Julie Phillips (St. Martin's)

The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire, by Tom Zoellner (St. Martin's)


Famous, by Kathleen Flenniken (University of Nebraska)

Burning Wyclif, by Thom Satterlee (Texas Tech University)

William Henry Harrison and Other Poems, by David R. Slavitt (Louisiana State)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read The Whistling Season last year. I'll have to hunt up my review for it. I LOVED it very much!