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At the end of 2007 we were gratified to find many of our books included in year-end round-ups by various newspapers, magazines, and electronic media. These books would be worthy additions to your 2008 reading lists.The following books appeared on various “Best of 2007” lists published by the New York Times. We are very proud to break through the immense competition and receive recognition for these fine and varied books.

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The Savage Detectives

A Novel

National Bestseller In this dazzling novel, the book that established his international reputation, Roberto Bolaño tells the story of two modern-day...

"...National Bestseller In this dazzling novel, the book that established his international reputation, Roberto Bolaño tells the story of two modern-day.... National Bestseller   In this dazzling novel, the book that established his international reputation, Roberto Bolaño tells the story of two..."

By Roberto Bolaño and Natasha Wimmer

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House of Happy Endings

A Memoir

Howard Garis, creator of the famed Uncle Wiggily series, along with his wife, Lilian, were phenomenally productive writers of popular children’s...

"..., magical house—the first great love of my life.     In 1948 Dad left his job at The New York Times..."

Leslie Garis

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Tree of Smoke

A Novel

Once upon a time there was a war . . . and a young American who thought of himself as the Quiet American and the Ugly American, and who wished to be neither,...

"...—it’s . . . pretty much impossible to stop reading.”   —David Gates, The New York Times Book Review..."

Denis Johnson Denis Johnson

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Troublesome Young Men

The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England

A riveting history of the daring politicians who challenged the disastrous policies of the British government on the eve of World War II On May 7, 1940,...

".... Criticizing the government in time of war would be disloyal, they declared, splitting the country..."

Lynne Olson

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St. Martin's Press

The Abstinence Teacher

Stonewood Heights is the perfect place to raise kids. It’s got the proverbial good schools, solid values and a healthy real estate market. It’s the kind of...

"...Perrotta’s previous novels.. "He's the Steinbeck of suburbia."—Time   "Perotta seems to enjoy putting..."

Tom Perrotta Tom Perrotta

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Out Stealing Horses

A Novel

We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It...

"...NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW A TIME MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY.... NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW A TIME MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE IMPAC DUBLIN..."

By Per Petterson and Anne Born

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The Bad Girl

A Novel

Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as “Lily” in Lima in 1950, when she arrives one summer out of the blue,...

".... In MarioVargas Llosa’s beguiling new novel, the strange bedfellows of good and bad turn out..."

By Mario Vargas Llosa and Edith Grossman

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Call Me by Your Name

A Novel

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Fiction Book of the Year A New York Magazine...

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André Aciman André Aciman

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Cleopatra's Nose

39 Varieties of Desire

Cleopatra’s Nose is an exuberant gathering of essays and profiles representing twenty years of Judith Thurman’s celebrated writing, particularly her...

"...of Colette:   “A burnished, historically opulent, elegant, distinguished work . . . A book that will stand as literature in its own right.” — Richard Bernstein, The New York Times   “The most impressive and fascinating book of the . . . season. No novel, no memoir, no other biography displays..."

Judith Thurman Judith Thurman

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Dancing to "Almendra"

A Novel

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in...

"...A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in.... A New York Times Book Review Editors..."

By Mayra Montero and Edith Grossman

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The Invisible Cure

Africa, the West, and the Fight Against AIDS

In 1993, Helen Epstein, a scientist working with a biotechnology company searching for an AIDS vaccine, moved to Uganda, where she witnessed firsthand the...

"...at the time how this project was supposed to fight AIDS. This book explains how I came to do so..."

Helen Epstein Helen Epstein

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Gomorrah

A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System

A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano’s gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra,...

"...A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano’s gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra,.... A groundbreaking major bestseller..."

By Roberto Saviano and Virginia Jewiss

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Henry Holt and Co.

The Day of Battle

The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells...

Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson

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Metropolitan Books

The Whisperers

Private Life in Stalin's Russia

From the award-winning author of A People’s Tragedy and Natasha’s Dance, a landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of...

"...their silence and have lifted their voices above a whisper.”—Joshua Rubenstein, The New York Times Book Review..."

Orlando Figes Orlando Figes

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Better

A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

National Bestseller The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But...

"...may be on the line with any decision.   Atul Gawande, the New York Times bestselling author..."

Atul Gawande Atul Gawande

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The Rest Is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking...

"...in the twenties, from Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies. We follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics, of dramatic new technologies, of hot..."

Alex Ross Alex Ross

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