New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2012

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New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2012 [see also Ten Best Books of 2012]

Fiction

  • Alif The Unseen – G. Willow Wilson
  • Almost Never – Daniel Sada. Translated by Katherine Silver
  • An American Spy – Olen Steinhauer
  • Arcadia – Lauren Groff
  • At Last – Edward St. Aubyn
  • Beautiful Ruins – Jess Walter
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – Ben Fountain
  • Blasphemy – Sherman Alexie
  • The Book Of Mischief: New And Selected Stories – Steve Stern
  • Bring Up The Bodies – Hilary Mantel
  • Building Stories – Chris Ware
  • By Blood – Ellen Ullman
  • Canada – Richard Ford
  • Carry The One – Carol Anshaw
  • City Of Bohane – Kevin Barry
  • Collected Poems – Jack Gilbert
  • Dear Life: Stories – Alice Munro
  • The Devil In Silver – Victor LaValle
  • Enchantments – Kathryn Harrison
  • Flight Behavior – Barbara Kingsolver
  • Fobbit – David Abrams
  • The Forgetting Tree – Tatjana Soli
  • Gathering Of Waters – Bernice L. McFadden
  • Gods Without Men – Hari Kunzru
  • HHhH – Laurent Binet. Translated by Sam Taylor
  • A Hologram For The King – Dave Eggers
  • Home – Toni Morrison
  • Hope: A Tragedy – Shalom Auslander
  • How Should A Person Be? – Sheila Heti
  • In One Person – John Irving
  • A Land More Kind Than Home – Wiley Cash
  • Married Love: And Other Stories – Tessa Hadley
  • NW – Zadie Smith
  • On The Spectrum Of Possible Deaths – Lucia Perillo
  • Pure – Julianna Baggott
  • The Right Hand Shore – Christopher Tilghman
  • The Round House – Louise Erdrich
  • Salvage The Bones – Jesmyn Ward
  • San Miguel – T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • Shine Shine Shine – Lydia Netzer
  • Shout Her Lovely Name – Natalie Serber
  • Silent House – Orhan Pamuk. Translated by Robert Finn
  • The Starboard Sea – Amber Dermont
  • Sweet Tooth – Ian McEwan
  • Swimming Home – Deborah Levy
  • Telegraph Avenue – Michael Chabon
  • The Testament Of Mary – Colm Toibin
  • This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Díaz
  • Three Strong Women – Marie NDiaye. Translated by John Fletcher
  • Toby’s Room – Pat Barker
  • Watergate – Thomas Mallon
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories – Nathan Englander
  • The Yellow Birds – Kevin Powers

Nonfiction

  • All We Know: Three Lives – Lisa Cohen
  • American Tapestry: The Story Of The Black, White, And Multiracial Ancestors Of Michelle Obama – Rachel L. Swarns
  • American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, And The Modern Age Of Golf – James Dodson
  • Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama – Alison Bechdel
  • Barack Obama: The Story – David Maraniss
  • Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity – Katherine Boo
  • Belzoni: The Giant Archaeologists Love To Hate – Ivor Noël Hume
  • The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count Of Monte Cristo – Tom Reiss
  • Breasts: A Natural And Unnatural History – Florence Williams
  • Coming Apart: The State Of White America, 1960 2010 – Charles Murray
  • Darwin’s Ghosts: The Secret History Of Evolution – Rebecca Stott
  • A Disposition To Be Rich: How A Small Town Preacher’s Son Ruined An American President, Brought On A Wall Street Crash, And Made Himself The Best Hated Man In The United States – Geoffrey C. Ward
  • Far From The Tree: Parents, Children, And The Search For Identity – Andrew Solomon
  • Flagrant Conduct. The Story Of Lawrence V. Texas: How A Bedroom Arrest Decriminalized Gay Americans – Dale Carpenter
  • The Folly Of Fools: The Logic Of Deceit And Self Deception In Human Life – Robert Trivers
  • The Grey Album: On The Blackness Of Blackness – Kevin Young
  • Haiti: The Aftershocks Of History – Laurent Dubois
  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, And The Hidden Power Of Character – Paul Tough
  • How Music Works – David Byrne
  • Iron Curtain: The Crushing Of Eastern Europe, 1944 1956 – Anne Applebaum
  • Kayak Morning: Reflections On Love, Grief, And Small Boats – Roger Rosenblatt
  • Lincoln’s Code: The Laws Of War In American History – John Fabian Witt
  • Little America: The War Within The War For Afghanistan – Rajiv Chandrasekaran
  • Memoir Of A Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer – Susan Gubar
  • My Poets – Maureen N. McLane
  • The Obamas – Jodi Kantor
  • Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle To Help Their Teenage Son Come To Terms With His Sexuality – John Schwartz
  • On A Farther Shore: The Life And Legacy Of Rachel Carson – William Souder
  • On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines — And Future – Karen Elliott House
  • The One: The Life And Music Of James Brown – RJ Smith
  • The Passage Of Power: The Years Of Lyndon Johnson – Robert A. Caro
  • The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life And Turbulent Times Of Joseph P. Kennedy – David Nasaw
  • People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story Of A Young Woman Who Vanished From The Streets Of Tokyo — And The Evil That Swallowed Her Up – Richard Lloyd Parry
  • Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections On Art, Family, And Survival – Christopher Benfey
  • Rule And Ruin. The Downfall Of Moderation And The Destruction Of The Republican Party: From Eisenhower To The Tea Party – Geoffrey Kabaservice
  • Saul Steinberg: A Biography – Deirdre Bair
  • Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, And The Rebirth Of The British Monarchy – Paul Thomas Murphy
  • Short Nights Of The Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life And Immortal Photographs Of Edward Curtis – Timothy Egan
  • The Social Conquest Of Earth – Edward O. Wilson
  • Sometimes There Is A Void: Memoirs Of An Outsider – Zakes Mda
  • Spillover: Animal Infections And The Next Human Pandemic – David Quammen
  • The Taste Of War: World War Ii And The Battle For Food – Lizzie Collingham
  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art Of Power – Jon Meacham
  • Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution – Linda Hirshman
  • When God Talks Back: Understanding The American Evangelical Relationship With God – T. M. Luhrmann
  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? – Jeanette Winterson
  • Why Does The World Exist? An Existential Detective Story – Jim Holt