More Best Books

Here’s another entry in the end-of-the-year best books sweepstakes: The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2008.  

Fiction

Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories, by Steven Millhauser

A Mercy, by Toni Morrison

Netherland, by Joseph O’Neill

2666, by Roberto Bolano

Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri

Nonfiction

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

The Forever War, by Dexter Filkins

Nothing to Be Frightened Of, by Julian Barnes

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

The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul, by Patrick French

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About the Author:

Mary Ellen Quinn is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Librarianship (2014), the former editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a long-time contributing writer to Booklist.

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