Monday, June 1, 2009

2009 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.


Alameddine, Rabih. The Hakawati 

Aslam, Nadeem. The Wasted Vigil

Bausch, Richard. Peace  

Benioff, David. City of Thieves

Erdrich, Louise. The Plague of Doves 

Galchen, Rivka. Atmospheric Disturbances 

Lahiri, Jhumpa. Unaccustomed Earth 

Millhauser, Steven. Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories 

Sheers, Owen. Resistance 

Strout, Elizabeth. Olive Kitteridge 

Talarigo, Jeff. The Ginseng Hunter 


Coll, Steve. The Bin-Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century 

Faust, Drew Gilpin. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War 

Filkins, Dexter. The Forever War 

Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth. Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950 

Gordon-Reed, Annette. The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family 

Harris, Mark. Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood 

Horwitz, Tony. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World 

Mayer, Jane The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals 

Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto 

Taylor, Nick. American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work 

Vanderbilt, Tom. Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says about Us) 

Wickersham, Joan . The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order 


Hirsch, Edward Special Orders: Poems 

Tate, James Ghost Soldiers: Poems 

1 comment:

TheChicGeek said...

A fresh list....always so exciting :D
Happy Reading, Everyone!