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List Year's Best

The Best Books I Read in 1997

Listed alphabetically by author

Ambrose, Stephen E. Undaunted Courage

Atkinson, Kate. Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Byatt, A.S. Possession: A Romance

Dorris, Michael. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Finney, Jack. Time and Again

Gaines, Ernest J. A Lesson Before Dying

Mistry, Rohinton. A Fine Balance

O’Connell, Carol. Stone Angel

Smiley, Jane. A Thousand Acres

Walker, Mary Willis. Under the Beetle’s Cellar


Honorable Mention

Duncan, David James. The Brothers K

Guterson, David. Snow Falling on Cedars

Høeg, Peter. Smilla’s Sense of Snow

King, Laurie R. A Grave Talent

Mitchard, Jacquelyn. The Deep End of the Ocean