Saturday, November 8, 2008

2008 Publisher's Weekly (PW) Best Books

Fiction
  • When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
  • Roberto Bolaño, trans. from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer
  • Hold Tight, by Harlan Coben
  • The Brass Verdict, by Michael Connelly
  • Master of the Delta, by Thomas H. Cook
  • The Konkans,by Tony D'Souza
  • The Plague of Doves, by Louise Erdrich
  • The Likeness, by Tana French
  • Sea of Poppies, by Amitav Ghosh
  • Ritual, by Mo Hayder
  • The Lazarus Project, by Aleksandar Hemon
  • Day, by A.L. Kennedy
  • My Revolutions, by Hari Kunzru
  • Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Sway, by Zachary Lazar
  • The Boat, by Nam Le
  • The Given Day, by Dennis Lehane
  • Flesh House, by Stuart MacBride
  • How the Dead Dream, by Lydia Millet
  • Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill
  • Knockemstiff, by Donald Ray Pollock
  • Lush Life, by Richard Price
  • Serena, by Ron Rash
  • Breath, by Tim Winton
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewsk
Mystery
  • Wild Inferno, by Sandi Ault
  • Lie Down with the Devil, by Linda Barnes
  • Ghost at Work, by Carolyn Hart
  • The Private Patient, by P.D. James
  • The Messengers of Death: A Mystery in Provence, by Pierre Magnan, trans. from the French by Patricia Clancy
  • Death's Half Acre, by Margaret Maron
  • Salt River, by James Sallis
  • Fear of Landing, by David Waltner-Toews
  • The Calling, by Inger Ash Wolfe
SF/Fantasy/Horror
  • The Living Dead, Edited by John Joseph Adams
  • Pump Six and Other Stories, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Ink and Steel, by Elizabeth Bear
  • City at the End of Time, by Greg Bear
  • Fallen, by Tim Lebbon
  • Filter House, by Nisi Shawl
  • Half a Crown, by Jo Walton
Mass Market
  • No One Heard Her Scream, by Jordan Dane
  • The Face, by Angela Hunt
  • Deadly Deceptions, by Linda Lael Miller
  • Heart of the Wolf, by Terry Spear
  • Private Arrangements, by Sherry Thomas
Nonfiction
  • How to Live: A Search forWisdom from Old People(While They Are Still on This Earth), by Henry Alford
  • Nothing to Be Frightened Of, by Julian Barnes
  • The Journal of Hélène Berr, by Hélène Berr
  • The Solitary Vice: Against Reading, by Mikita Brottman
  • Abraham Lincoln: A Life, by Michael Burlingame
  • The Forever War, by Dexter Filkins
  • Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Standard Operating Procedure, by Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris
  • Champlain's Dream, by David Hackett Fischer
  • The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America, by David Hajdu
  • Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood, by Mark Harris
  • Maggots in My Sweet Potatoes: Women Doing Time, by Susan Madden Lankford
  • God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570–1215, by David Levering Lewis
  • The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music, by Steve Lopez
  • The Dark Side, by Jane Mayer
  • An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir, by Elizabeth McCracken
  • How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken, by Daniel Mendelsohn
  • The Soul of the Rhino: A Nepali Adventure with Kings and Elephant Drivers, Billionaires and Bureaucrats, Shamans and Scientists, and the Indian Rhinoceros, by Hemanta Mishra with Jim Ottaway Jr.
  • Rogue Economics: Capitalism's New Reality, by Loretta Napoleoni
  • Descent into Chaos, by Ahmed Rashid
  • Epilogue: A Memoir, by Anne Roiphe
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder
  • The Angel of Grozny: Orphans of a Forgotten War, by Asne Seierstad
  • Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives, by Jim Sheeler
  • Audition: A Memoir, by Barbara Walters
  • The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria
Religion Fiction
  • The Shape of Mercy, by Susan Meissner
  • Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, by Anne Rice
Children's Fiction
  • Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 2: The Kingdom on the Waves, by M.T. Anderson
  • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, by Jeanne Birdsall
  • Masterpiece, by Elise Broach
  • Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
  • The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
  • Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow
  • Bog Child, by Siobhan Dowd
  • Dark Dude, by Oscar Hijuelos
  • Tender Morsels, by Margo Lanagan
  • Savvy, by Ingrid Law
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart
  • Sunrise over Fallujah, by Walter Dean Myers
  • Nation, by Terry Pratchett

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