Tom Rachman’s debut novel, about a bunch of foreign correspondents in Rome, makes a splash in the literary scene.
The Books 100 list was written in 2009 and 2010. It is not currently being updated.
In her debut novel, Kathryn Stockett portrays controversy, heartbreak, and love in the lives of black women who live and work in Jackson, Mississippi.
With a brand of satire rarely found in American literature, Sam Lipsyte serves his audience “The Ask,” a bundle of rank truths, no cherry.
“Where the God of Love Hangs Out” dishes out love and repercussions in Amy Bloom’s candid collection of short stories.
Jaron Lanier pushes for more power to the people in his commentary on the present state of the Internet, “You Are Not a Gadget.”
Colm Toibin creates an unforgettable heroine who braves the Atlantic and an entirely new life for the sake of her family in Ireland.
With “A Mercy” (Knopf, 2008), Toni Morrison has created another memorable work of fiction.
Ranked #18 in Books 100
David Finkel’s “The Good Soldiers” captures the heartbreaking and tragic events that surround a platoon of soldiers serving in Iraq.
Only 192 pages, “Tinkers” overflows with electric language that captures the state of mind of George Washington Crosby, a dying man who is haunted by memories of his father.
In his 600-page novel, Stieg Larsson covers the corruption of big business and the depravity of what really goes on in sex trafficking.