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The Books 100 list was written in 2009 and 2010. It is not currently being updated.

11“The Imperfectionists”

Tom Rachman’s debut novel, about a bunch of foreign correspondents in Rome, makes a splash in the literary scene.

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12“The Help”

In her debut novel, Kathryn Stockett portrays controversy, heartbreak, and love in the lives of black women who live and work in Jackson, Mississippi.

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13“The Ask”

With a brand of satire rarely found in American literature, Sam Lipsyte serves his audience “The Ask,” a bundle of rank truths, no cherry.

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14“Where the Love God Hangs Out”

“Where the God of Love Hangs Out” dishes out love and repercussions in Amy Bloom’s candid collection of short stories.

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15“You Are Not a Gadget”

Jaron Lanier pushes for more power to the people in his commentary on the present state of the Internet, “You Are Not a Gadget.”

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Colm Toibin creates an unforgettable heroine who braves the Atlantic and an entirely new life for the sake of her family in Ireland.

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17“A Mercy”

With “A Mercy” (Knopf, 2008), Toni Morrison has created another memorable work of fiction.

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18“The Good Soldiers”

David Finkel’s “The Good Soldiers” captures the heartbreaking and tragic events that surround a platoon of soldiers serving in Iraq.

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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.

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20“The Girl Who Played With Fire”

In his 600-page novel, Stieg Larsson covers the corruption of big business and the depravity of what really goes on in sex trafficking.

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