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Best Books of 2009

10 Books 10 Countries: The Best Translated Books of 2009

David Del Vecchio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Del Vecchio

Here in the United States, we seem to be conversing mostly with ourselves, with only 3 percent of what's published coming from other languages and cultures. Americans are missing out on a lot.

Stephen King Picks 10 Books Of 2009

EW | Stephen King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Take it from your Uncle Stevie -- book lovers on your shopping list will thank you for the gift of any of these rockin' reads....

The New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2009

The New York Times | The NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After so many years, and so many lists, you might think the task of choosing the 10 Best Books would get easier. If only. The sublime story collection...

The New Yorker's Best Books Of The Year

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reviewers' favorites from 2009....

Publishers Weekly Top 10 Books Of 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers Weekly announced their Top 10 picks for 2009. These are the books that they thought "stood out from the rest." PW admits that they're not "...

Literary Prize Winners Of 2009 (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There were some surprises this year, and a lot of women winning awards. In case you missed them, here are the moments we celebrated in literature duri...

In Defense of the Weenie Roast

Amelia Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amelia Gray

Assumptions that the Publishers Weekly Top 10 Books of 2009 emerged from the hazy cigar smoke of an old boys' club are likely misguided.

First Day Of Winter: Great Books To Give And To Curl Up With On Winter Solstice (VIDEO)

abcnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, the shortest day of the year. Looking for a good book to curl up with, or perhaps some great last-minute Chr...

LA Times' Best Fiction And Nonfiction Of 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Los Angeles Times has joined the ever-growing crowd with its own "Best of 2009" lists -- separate for fiction and non-fiction, 25 books each. The ...

New Yorker Writer James Wood's Best Books Of 2009

The New Yorker | James Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I was excited, this year, by Lydia Davis's "Collected Stories" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a beautiful collection of original writings. Though Davis is...

Amazon Announces Best Books Of 2009

Amazon.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amy Hertz at Huffington Post: It's the battle of the "best of" lists, movies, television, and of course books. We've seen Publishers Weekly, now Amazo...