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List Year's Best

The Best Books I Read in 1998

Listed alphabetically by author

Austen, Jane. Emma

Berendt, John. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Davies, Robertson. The Cunning Man

DeLillo, Don. Underworld

Ellroy, James. L.A.Confidential

Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife

Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain

Hamilton, Jane. The Book of Ruth

Irving, John. The Cider House Rules

Lefkowitz, Bernard. Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb

McCourt, Frank. Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir

O’Connell, Carol. Judas Child

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Watson, Larry. Montana 1948


Notables That Didn’t Make the Cut

Irving, John. A Widow for One Year

Paretsky, Sara. Ghost Country

Quindlen, Anna. Black and Blue

Smiley, Jane. The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

Toole, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces

Wolfe, Tom. A Man in Full


New (to Me) Authors I’m Glad I Discovered in 1998

Burke, Jan

Davies, Robertson

DeLillo, Don

Ellroy, James

Erdrich, Louise

Frazier, Charles

Hamilton, Jane

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

Watson, Larry