Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The NBCC Best Recommended List for 2007

The National Book Critics Circle has created a Best Recommended List by polling its 800 members The list reflects not which books have sold best but which books have been read and enjoyed the most.

Beginning in 2008, the Best Recommended List will appear monthly.

2007 Winners are:


1. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
2. Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
3. The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon
4. Exit Ghost by Philip Roth
5. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson


1. Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
2. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
3. The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
4. Schulz and the Peanuts by David Michaelis
5. Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner


1. Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005 by Robert Hass
1. Collected Poems: 1956-1998 by Zbigniew Herbert
1. Gulf Music by Robert Pinsky
4. Next Life by Rae Armantrout
5. Elegy by Mary Jo Bang

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