Drum Roll: 45 PRH NYTBR "100 Notable Books of 2019"

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Reversing its customary order of presentation, following the previous unveiling of this year’s “10 Best Books,” the New York Times Book Review has posted its list of “100 Notable Books of 2019” selected by its editors across the Adult Fiction & Poetry and Nonfiction categories. Nearly half the list—45 titles—are ours, our highest collective total ever.

The list, to be published in the Book Review’s December 8 print edition, is available online in its entirety now.

Here are this year’s Penguin Random House NYTBR “Notable Books”:

Fiction & Poetry



And again, our 5 New York TimesBest” of 2019:

DISAPPEARING EARTH by Julia Phillips (Knopf hardcover and e-book; RH Audio; forthcoming Vintage pb)

EXHALATION by Ted Chiang (Knopf hardcover and e-book, RH Audio)

LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE by Valeria Luiselli (Knopf hardcover and e-book; RH Audio; forthcoming Vintage pb)

NIGHT BOAT TO TANGIER by Kevin Barry (Doubleday, RH Audio)

SAY NOTHING by Patrick Raddon Keefe (Doubleday, RH Audio)


Congratulations to all!


Posted: November 26, 2019