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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of the Year

The New York Times® Best Fiction Books of the Year are listed below. The star rating and number of reviews are from Amazon.com. In parentheses after the star rating and number of reviews are the number of pages in the book and any other awards that the book was a finalist for. Award names in red indicate the the book was the winner of that award. Click the buy from Amazon.com link to be taken to the Amazon.com website where you can purchase the book from the premier online bookseller.

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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2014
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
10394 reviews (2014) (544p) (NBA) (NYTimes) (Amazon)
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Euphoria by Lily King
380 reviews (2014) (256p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
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Redeployment by Phil Klay
678 reviews (2014) (304p) (NBA) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
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Dept. Of Speculation by Jenny Offill
98 reviews (2014) (192p) (NYTimes)
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Family Life by Akhil Sharma
138 reviews (2014) (224p) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2013
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
1718 reviews (2013) (496p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (ALA) ()
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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
2817 reviews (2013) (544p) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon) (ALA)
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The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
288 reviews (2013) (400p) (NBA) (NYTimes) (TIME) ()
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Tenth of December by George Saunders
853 reviews (2013) (272p) (NBA) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon) ()
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
18871 reviews (2013) (784p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (Amazon) (ALA) ()
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2012
A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
298 reviews (2012) (328p) (NBA) (NYTimes) (Amazon) (ALA)
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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
1120 reviews (2012) (432p) (Booker) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
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The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
768 reviews (2012) (240p) (NBA) (NYTimes) (Amazon)
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NW by Zadie Smith
198 reviews (2012) (400p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (TIME)
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Building Stories by Chris Ware
134 reviews (2012) (p) (NYTimes) (TIME)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2011
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
1042 reviews (2011) (528p) (NYTimes) (Amazon) (ALA)
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Ten Thousand Saints: A Novel by Eleanor Henderson
84 reviews (2011) (p) (NYTimes)
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11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
7630 reviews (2011) (p) (NYTimes)
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The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
741 reviews (2011) (352p) (NBA) (NYTimes) (Amazon) (ALA)
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Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
551 reviews (2011) (336p) (PP) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2010
The New Yorker Stories by Ann Beattie
8 reviews (2010) (528p) (NYTimes)
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Room by Emma Donoghue
2725 reviews (2010) (336p) (Booker) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
820 reviews (2010) (288p) (PP) (NBCCA) (PF) (NYTimes) (TIME) (LATimes) (ALA)
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Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
1294 reviews (2010) (576p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (TIME) (LATimes) (Amazon) (ALA)
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Selected Stories by William Trevor
14 reviews (2010) (576p) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2009
Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem
96 reviews (2009) (528p) (NYTimes)
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Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want by Maile Meloy
44 reviews (2009) (240p) (NYTimes)
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A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
289 reviews (2009) (336p) (PF) (NYTimes) (Amazon)
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A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert
72 reviews (2009) (256p) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls
504 reviews (2009) (288p) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2008
2666 by Roberto Bolano
213 reviews (2008) (912p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
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Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
379 reviews (2008) (352p) (NYTimes) (TIME) (ALA)
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Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser
21 reviews (2008) (256p) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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A Mercy by Toni Morrison
176 reviews (2008) (176p) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
213 reviews (2008) (272p) (PF) (NYTimes) (Amazon)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2007
The Savage Detectives: A Novel by Roberto Bolano
160 reviews (2007) (592p) (NYTimes) (Amazon)
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Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
371 reviews (2007) (400p) (NBA) (NYTimes) (TIME)
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Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson
184 reviews (2007) (624p) (PP) (NBA) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
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Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
337 reviews (2007) (288p) (NYTimes) (TIME) (LATimes) (ALA)
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Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas
41 reviews (2007) (432p) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2006
The Lay of the Land by Richard Ford
103 reviews (2006) (496p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
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The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel by Amy Hempel
33 reviews (2006) (432p) (PF) (NYTimes)
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The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
327 reviews (2006) (288p) (NYTimes) (Amazon)
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Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
334 reviews (2006) (528p) (NYTimes)
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Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
130 reviews (2006) (352p) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2005
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill
82 reviews (2005) (240p) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (Amazon) (ALA)
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Saturday by Ian McEwan
394 reviews (2005) (304p) (NYTimes) (TIME) (ALA)
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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
261 reviews (2005) (448p) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (ALA)
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Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
529 reviews (2005) (448p) (NYTimes) (Amazon)
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On Beauty by Zadie Smith
272 reviews (2005) (464p) (Booker) (NYTimes) (Amazon)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2004
War Trash by Ha Jin
72 reviews (2004) (368p) (PP) (PF) (NYTimes)
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Runaway: Stories by Alice Munro
37 reviews (2004) (352p) (NYTimes) (TIME) (ALA)
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Snow by Orhan Pamuk
180 reviews (2004) (448p) (NYTimes)
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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
700 reviews (2004) (256p) (PP) (NBCCA) (PF) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (TIME) (Amazon) (ALA)
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The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
506 reviews (2004) (400p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (Amazon) (ALA)
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The Master by Colm Tóibín
129 reviews (2004) (352p) (Booker) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (TIME)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2003
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
200 reviews (2003) (432p) (NBCCA) (Booker) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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Drop City by T. C. Boyle
167 reviews (2003) (512p) (NBA) (NYTimes)
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The Known World by Edward P. Jones
416 reviews (2003) (432p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
141 reviews (2003) (528p) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon) (ALA)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2002
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
1463 reviews (2002) (544p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (Amazon)
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Roscoe by William Kennedy
23 reviews (2002) (608p) (NBCCA) (PF) (NYTimes)
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Atonement by Ian McEwan
1025 reviews (2002) (368p) (NBCCA) (Booker) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (TIME) (Amazon) (ALA)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2001
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
151 reviews (2001) (384p) (Booker) (NYTimes) (TIME) (ALA)
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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
1314 reviews (2001) (592p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NBA) (PF) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (TIME) (Amazon) (ALA)
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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro
41 reviews (2001) (336p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (TIME)
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Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald
82 reviews (2001) (304p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead
44 reviews (2001) (400p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (Amazon)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 2000
Being Dead by Jim Crace
132 reviews (2000) (208p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (Amazon) (ALA)
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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
295 reviews (2000) (215p) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
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The Human Stain by Philip Roth
271 reviews (2000) (384p) (PF) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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White Teeth by Zadie Smith
456 reviews (2000) (464p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon) (ALA)
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Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike
44 reviews (2000) (224p) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1999
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
453 reviews (1999) (220p) (NBCCA) (Booker) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle
133 reviews (1999) (382p) (NYTimes) (Amazon) (ALA)
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Headlong by Michael Frayn
108 reviews (1999) (344p) (Booker) (NYTimes)
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Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx
193 reviews (1999) (288p) (PP) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (Amazon)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1998
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
129 reviews (1998) (768p) (PP) (PF) (NYTimes)
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Preston Falls by David Gates
37 reviews (1998) (352p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes)
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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
2231 reviews (1998) (672p) (PP) (PF) (NYTimes)
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Birds of America: Stories by Lorrie Moore
109 reviews (1998) (304p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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The Love of a Good Woman: Stories by Alice Munro
28 reviews (1998) (352p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1997
Underworld by Don DeLillo
4 reviews (1997) (832p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes)
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The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
106 reviews (1997) (240p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes)
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The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick
25 reviews (1997) (256p) (NBA) (NYTimes)
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Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon
158 reviews (1997) (773p) (NYTimes)
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American Pastoral by Philip Roth
345 reviews (1997) (432p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NYTimes)
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Toward the End of Time by John Updike
55 reviews (1997) (352p) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1996
The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant by Mavis Gallant
2 reviews (1996) (887p) (NYTimes)
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Selected Stories by Alice Munro
15 reviews (1996) (688p) (NYTimes)
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The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
82 reviews (1995) (448p) (Booker) (NYTimes)
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After Rain: Stories by William Trevor
17 reviews (1996) (320p) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1995
THE INFORMATION by Martin Amis
66 reviews (1995) (384p) (NYTimes)
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THE ISLAND OF THE DAY BEFORE by Umberto Eco
97 reviews (1995) (528p) (NYTimes)
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Independence Day by Richard Ford
129 reviews (1995) (464p) (PP) (NBCCA) (PF) (NYTimes)
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THE STORIES OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV by Dmitri Nabokov
19 reviews (1995) (688p) (NYTimes)
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Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth
64 reviews (1995) (464p) (PP) (NBA) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1994
A Frolic of His Own by William Gaddis
37 reviews (1994) (512p) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes)
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Open Secrets: Stories by Alice Munro
11 reviews (1994) (294p) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (ALA)
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A WAY IN THE WORLD by V. S. Naipaul
10 reviews (1994) (400p) (NYTimes)
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In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien
201 reviews (1994) (320p) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1993
MAZURKA FOR TWO DEAD MEN by Camilo Jose Cela
7 reviews (1993) (312p) (NYTimes)
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ACROSS THE BRIDGE: Stories by Mavis Gallant
  reviews (1993) (198p) (NYTimes)
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THE ISLAND: Three Tales by Gustaw Herling
3 reviews (1993) (160p) (NYTimes)
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JESUS' SON: Stories by Denis Johnson
104 reviews (1993) (176p) (NYTimes)
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Judge on Trial by Ivan Klima
3 reviews (1993) (556p) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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The Collected Stories by William Trevor
18 reviews (1994) (386p) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (ALA)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1992
REGENERATION by Pat Barker
90 reviews (1992) (256p) (NYTimes)
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THE LOST UPLAND by W. S. Merwin
2 reviews (1992) (320p) (NYTimes)
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Jazz by Toni Morrison
70 reviews (1992) (256p) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
310 reviews (1992) (320p) (Booker) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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Outerbridge Reach by Robert Stone
19 reviews (1992) (409p) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1991
Wartime Lies by Louis Begley
11 reviews (1991) (0p) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes)
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COMPLETE COLLECTED STORIES by V. S. Pritchett
1 reviews (1991) (p) (NYTimes)
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Mating by Norman Rush
83 reviews (1991) (496p) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes)
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MAUS: A Survivor's Tale II: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
56 reviews (1991) (144p) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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TWO LIVES by William Trevor
3 reviews (1991) (p) (NYTimes)
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LONDON FIELDS by Martin Amis
83 reviews (1990) (480p) (NYTimes)
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Possession by A. S. Byatt
232 reviews (1990) (576p) (Booker) (NYTimes)
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MY SON'S STORY by Nadine Gordimer
12 reviews (1990) (288p) (NYTimes)
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FRIEND OF MY YOUTH by Alice Munro
10 reviews (1990) (288p) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
828 reviews (1990) (272p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NYTimes)
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THE COMPLETE POEMS OF ANNA AKHMATOVA by Roberta Reeder
10 reviews (1990) (948p) (NYTimes)
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Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
46 reviews (1990) (0p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NYTimes)
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OMEROS by Derek Walcott
14 reviews (1990) (325p) (NYTimes)
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A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 10 1/2 CHAPTERS by Julian Barnes
60 reviews (1989) (320p) (NYTimes)
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IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY by T. C. Boyle
8 reviews (1989) (240p) (NYTimes)
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Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow
39 reviews (1989) (323p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NBA) (PF) (NYTimes)
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FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM by Umberto Eco
421 reviews (1989) (640p) (NYTimes)
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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
218 reviews (1989) (256p) (Booker) (NYTimes)
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THE SHAWL by Cynthia Ozick
22 reviews (1989) (96p) (NYTimes)
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THE SATANIC VERSES by Salman Rushdie
236 reviews (1989) (576p) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1988
STORIES IN AN ALMOST CLASSICAL MODE by Harold Brodkey
9 reviews (1988) (608p) (NYTimes)
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Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories by Raymond Carver
69 reviews (1988) (544p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NYTimes)
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Libra by Don DeLillo
78 reviews (1988) (464p) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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The Tenants of Time by Thomas Flanagan
7 reviews (1988) (0p) (PF) (NYTimes)
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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA by Gabriel García Márquez
514 reviews (1988) (368p) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon novel in 100,000 words by Milorad Pavic
35 reviews (1988) (338p) (NYTimes)
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ARABESQUES by Anton Shammas
6 reviews (1988) (264p) (NYTimes)
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STARING AT THE SUN by Julian Barnes
7 reviews (1987) (208p) (NYTimes)
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MORE DIE OF HEARTBREAK by Saul Bellow
4 reviews (1987) (352p) (NYTimes)
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World's End by T. C. Boyle
34 reviews (1987) (456p) (PF) (NYTimes)
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Beloved by Toni Morrison
676 reviews (1987) (288p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes) (Novel100)
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The Counterlife by Philip Roth
23 reviews (1987) (336p) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes)
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AN ARROW IN THE WALL: Selected Poetry and Prose by Andrei Voznesensky
1 reviews (1987) (p) (NYTimes)
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The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
181 reviews (1987) (704p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1986
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
635 reviews (1986) (320p) (Booker) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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SAINTS AND STRANGERS by Angela Carter
4 reviews (1986) (126p) (NYTimes)
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OUT OF INDIA: Selected Stories by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
4 reviews (1986) (288p) (NYTimes)
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A PERFECT SPY by John le Carré
47 reviews (1986) (608p) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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THE PROGRESS OF LOVE by Alice Munro
6 reviews (1986) (320p) (NYTimes)
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Whites by Norman Rush
6 reviews (1986) (160p) (PP) (NBA) (NYTimes)
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Roger's Version by John Updike
12 reviews (1986) (352p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1985
Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes
37 reviews (1984) (192p) (Booker) (NYTimes)
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MR. PALOMAR by Italo Calvino
15 reviews (1985) (144p) (NYTimes)
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Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
72 reviews (1984) (384p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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The Old Forest and Other Stories by Peter Taylor
6 reviews (1985) (358p) (NBCCA) (PF) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1984
HIM WITH HIS FOOT IN HIS MOUTH AND OTHER STORIES by Saul Bellow
3 reviews (1984) (224p) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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Life & Times of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee
57 reviews (1983) (184p) (Booker) (NYTimes)
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LIVES OF THE POETS: Six Stories and a Novella by E. L. Doctorow
1 reviews (1984) (160p) (NYTimes)
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THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING by Milan Kundera
273 reviews (1984) (320p) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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THE WAR OF THE END OF THE WORLD by Mario Vargas Llosa
34 reviews (1984) (576p) (NYTimes)
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Machine Dreams by Jayne Anne Phillips
6 reviews (1984) (331p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1983
Cathedral by Raymond Carver
49 reviews (1983) (240p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NYTimes)
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During the Reign of the Queen of Persia by Joan Chase
3 reviews (1983) (275p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes)
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THE NAME OF THE ROSE by Umberto Eco
308 reviews (1983) (552p) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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Ironweed by William Kennedy
70 reviews (1983) (227p) (PP) (NBCCA) (PF) (Modern100) (NYTimes)
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CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD by Gabriel García Márquez
129 reviews (1983) (128p) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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THE MOONS OF JUPITER by Alice Munro
2 reviews (1983) (256p) (NYTimes)
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The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth
15 reviews (1983) (304p) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1982
THE BURNING HOUSE by Ann Beattie
4 reviews (1982) (272p) (NYTimes)
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WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS by J. M. Coetzee
85 reviews (1982) (160p) (NYTimes)
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AUNT JULIA AND THE SCRIPTWRITER by Mario Vargas Llosa
33 reviews (1982) (384p) (NYTimes)
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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
79 reviews (1982) (336p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NBA) (PF) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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BECH IS BACK by John Updike
3 reviews (1982) (208p) (NYTimes)
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New York Times® Best Fiction Books of 1981
The Chaneysville Incident by David Bradley
18 reviews (1981) (448p) (PF) (NYTimes)
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WORLD WITHOUT END by Francine du Plessix Gray
  reviews (1981) (p) (NYTimes)
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Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
180 reviews (1981) (224p) (PP) (PF) (NYTimes)
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ZUCKERMAN UNBOUND by Philip Roth
4 reviews (1981) (700p) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
196 reviews (1981) (552p) (Booker) (Modern100) (NYTimes)
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A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone
13 reviews (1981) (448p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NBA) (PF) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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The White Hotel by D. M. Thomas
39 reviews (1981) (288p) (Booker) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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Rabbit is Rich by John Updike
34 reviews (1981) (432p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes)
Author: TotNom=9 UnqBooks=6 PPNom=2 PPWin=2 NBCCANom=4 NBCCAWin=2 NBANom=2
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