Newsweek's Books of Summer 09

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  1. THE WAY WE LIVE NOW by Anthony Trollope
  2. THE LOOMING TOWER by Lawrence Wright
  3. PRISONER OF THE STATE by Zhao Ziyang
  4. THE BIG SWITCH by Nicholas Carr
  5. THE BEAR by William Faulkner
  6. WINCHELL by Neal Gabler
  7. RANDOM FAMILY by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
  8. NIGHT DRAWS NEAR by Anthony Shadid
  9. PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL by Dan Ariely
  10. GOD: A BIOGRAPHY by Jack Miles
  11. THE UNSETTLING OF AMERICA by Wendell Berry
  12. A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND by Flannery O'Connor
  13. UNDERGROUND by Haruki Murakami
  14. DISRUPTING CLASS by Clayton Christensen
  15. AIR GUITAR by Dave Hickey
  16. LEAVES OF GRASS by Walt Whitman
  17. THE TROUBLE WITH PHYSICS by Lee Smolin
  18. CITY: REDISCOVERING THE CENTER by William H. Whyte
  19. DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? by Philip K. Dick
  20. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Edmund S. Morgan
  21. THE MISSISSIPPI BOOKS by Mark Twain
  22. AMONG THE THUGS by Bill Buford
  23. BROOKLYN by Colm TÛibÌn
  24. FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley
  25. BAD MOTHER by Ayelet Waldman
  26. GUESTS OF THE AYATOLLAH by Mark Bowden
  27. WHITTAKER CHAMBERS by Sam Tanenhaus
  28. MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN by Salman Rushdie
  29. AMERICAN PROMETHEUS by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
  30. THE LOST by Daniel Mendelsohn
  31. GILEAD by Marilynne Robinson
  32. PICTURES AT A REVOLUTION by Mark Harris
  33. KIM by Rudyard Kipling
  34. WALKING WITH THE WIND by John Lewis
  35. THE LINE OF BEAUTY by Alan Hollinghurst
  36. THE DARK IS RISING by Susan Cooper
  37. PERSEPOLIS by Marjane Satrapi
  38. UNDERWORLD by Don DeLillo
  39. WHY EVOLUTION IS TRUE by Jerry A. Coyne
  40. AMERICAN PASTORAL by Philip Roth
  41. THE BOTANY OF DESIRE by Michael Pollan
  42. THE REGENERATION TRILOGY by Pat Barker
  43. SENATOR JOE MCCARTHY by Richard H. Rovere
  44. YEAR OF WONDERS by Geraldine Brooks
  45. THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barbery
  46. GONE TOMORROW by Lee Child
  47. THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe
  48. AMERICAN JOURNEYS by Don Watson
  49. COTTON COMES TO HARLEM by Chester Himes
  50. THE NEW BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF FILM by David Thomson