San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year2007

Given by San Francisco Chronicle

Other Names: San Francisco Chronicle Favorite Books of the Year
128 Works 176,733 Books 6,066 Reviews ½ 3.8
Categories:
All, Biography (6), Essay/Criticism (19), Fiction (598), Fiction/Poetry (108), Historical Fiction (3), History (15), Journalism/nonfiction (9), Memoir (16), Non-fiction (2), Nonficion (5), Nonfiction (539), Science Fiction (1), Short stories (19), No Category (151)
Years:
All, 2023 (14), 2022 (27), 2021 (15), 2018 (10), 2017 (10), 2016 (97), 2015 (94), 2014 (100), 2013 (100), 2012 (99), 2011 (99), 2010 (99), 2009 (100), 2008 (100), 2007 (128), 2006 (121), 2005 (128), 2004 (84), 2003 (64)
WorkCategoryYear
Toussaint Louverture: A Biography by Madison Smartt Bell
Biography2007
Big Daddy: Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics by Bill Boyarsky
Biography2007
Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh
Biography2007
Schulz and Peanuts by David Michaelis
Biography2007
Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad
Biography2007
Europe's Physician: The Various Life of Theodore de Mayerne by Hugh Trevor-Roper
Biography2007
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
Essay/Criticism2007
Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic by Chalmers Johnson
Essay/Criticism2007
The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics by David L. Kirp
Essay/Criticism2007
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott
Essay/Criticism2007
Room for Doubt by Wendy Lesser
Essay/Criticism2007
Other Colors: Essays and a Story by Orhan Pamuk
Essay/Criticism2007
Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life by Robert B. Reich
Essay/Criticism2007
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
Essay/Criticism2007
The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders
Essay/Criticism2007
Under the Dragon: California's New Culture by Lonny Shavelson
Essay/Criticism2007
The Politics of Heaven: America in Fearful Times by Earl Shorris
Essay/Criticism2007
Back on the Fire: Essays by Gary Snyder
Essay/Criticism2007
Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics by Rebecca Solnit
Essay/Criticism2007
Edmund Wilson: Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1920s & 30s: The Shores of Light / Axel's Castle / Uncollected Reviews by Edmund Wilson
Essay/Criticism2007
Edmund Wilson: Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1930s & 40s: The Triple Thinkers, The Wound and the Bow, Classics and Commercials, Uncollected Reviews (Library of America #177) by Edmund Wilson
Essay/Criticism2007
Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
Fiction2007
Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcón
Fiction2007
What You Have Left by Will Allison
Fiction2007
House of Meetings by Martin Amis
Fiction2007
Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski
Fiction2007
Away by Amy Bloom
Fiction2007
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
Fiction2007
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
Fiction2007
Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
Fiction2007
Blood of Paradise by David Corbett
Fiction2007
Yellowcake by Ann Cummins
Fiction2007
God Is Dead by Jr. Ron Currie
Fiction2007
Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk
Fiction2007
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Fiction2007
The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander
Fiction2007
The Gathering by Anne Enright
Fiction2007
Zeroville by Steve Erickson
Fiction2007
The Water Cure by Percival Everett
Fiction2007
The Monk Upstairs: A Novel by Tim Farrington
Fiction2007
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
Fiction2007
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Fiction2007
Crossing the Sierra de Gredos by Peter Handke
Fiction2007
The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Fiction2007
The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes by Tess Uriza Holthe
Fiction2007
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Fiction2007
Bird of Another Heaven by James D. Houston
Fiction2007
Kalooki Nights by Howard Jacobson
Fiction2007
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
Fiction2007
Bowl of Cherries by Millard Kaufman
Fiction2007
Nada by Carmen Laforet
Fiction2007
Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
Fiction2007
The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman
Fiction2007
Trespass by Valerie Martin
Fiction2007
A Far Country by Daniel Mason
Fiction2007
Remainder by Tom McCarthy
Fiction2007
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Fiction2007
MacGregor Tells the World by Elizabeth McKenzie
Fiction2007
Dancing to "Almendra" by Mayra Montero
Fiction2007
After Dark by Haruki Murakami
Fiction2007
Channeling Mark Twain: A Novel by Carol Muske-Dukes
Fiction2007
The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
Fiction2007
Be Near Me by Andrew O'Hagan
Fiction2007
Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan
Fiction2007
My Holocaust: A Novel by Tova Reich
Fiction2007
The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
Fiction2007
Exit Ghost by Philip Roth
Fiction2007
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Fiction2007
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
Fiction2007
Peony in Love by Lisa See
Fiction2007
Before by Irini Spanidou
Fiction2007
Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas
Fiction2007
The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama
Fiction2007
The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa
Fiction2007
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida
Fiction2007
Turpentine by Spring Warren
Fiction2007
The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins
Fiction2007
The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943–1944 by Rick Atkinson
History2007
Playing America's Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line by Adrian Burgos
History2007
Buda's Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb by Mike Davis
History2007
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes
History2007
For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions by James R. Gaines
History2007
India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha
History2007
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by David Halberstam
History2007
In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India by Edward Luce
History2007
Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore
History2007
Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren
History2007
Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans by Jean Pfaelzer
History2007
Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race by Richard Rhodes
History2007
Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture by Jon Savage
History2007
The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times by Tristram Stuart
History2007
Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years by David Talbot
History2007
Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the USA by Julia Alvarez
Journalism/nonfiction2007
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
Journalism/nonfiction2007
Jesus Freaks: A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge by Don Lattin
Journalism/nonfiction2007
Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline by Lisa Margonelli
Journalism/nonfiction2007
Revolution in the Bleachers: How Parents Can Take Back Family Life in a World Gone CrazyOver Youth Sports by Regan McMahon
Journalism/nonfiction2007
Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration by Sam Quinones
Journalism/nonfiction2007
Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power by Mark Schapiro
Journalism/nonfiction2007
Silence of the Songbirds: How We Are Losing the World's Songbirds and What We Can Do to Save Them by Bridget Stutchbury
Journalism/nonfiction2007
Poor People by William T. Vollmann
Journalism/nonfiction2007
Foreskin's Lament by Shalom Auslander
Memoir2007
The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam (Vintage Departures) by Tom Bissell
Memoir2007
Peeling the Onion by Günter Grass
Memoir2007
Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America by Lisa Gray-Garcia
Memoir2007
The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones
Memoir2007
Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuściński
Memoir2007
Painting Chinese: A Lifelong Teacher Gains the Wisdom of Youth by Herbert Kohl
Memoir2007
Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life by Michael Krasny
Memoir2007
Practicing: A Musician's Return to Music by Glenn Kurtz
Memoir2007
Ticket to Exile by Adam David Miller
Memoir2007
The Golden Road: Notes on My Gentrification by Caille Millner
Memoir2007
Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life by Sari Nusseibeh
Memoir2007
Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties by Robert Stone
Memoir2007
The Art of Political Murder. Who Killed the Bishop? by Francisco Goldman
Non-fiction2007
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner
Non-fiction2007
Twenty Grand: And Other Tales of Love and Money (P.S.) by Rebecca Curtis
Short stories2007
Varieties of Disturbance: Stories by Lydia Davis
Short stories2007
Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black and Other Stories by Nadine Gordimer
Short stories2007
Dead Boys: Stories by Richard Lange
Short stories2007
The Complete Stories by David Malouf
Short stories2007
Shining at the Bottom of the Sea by Stephen Marche
Short stories2007
The Collected Stories by Leonard Michaels
Short stories2007
Shakespeare's Kitchen: Stories by Lore Segal
Short stories2007
Like You'd Understand, Anyway: Stories by Jim Shepard
Short stories2007
Throw Like A Girl: Stories by Jean Thompson
Short stories2007
Cheating at Canasta: Stories by William Trevor
Short stories2007
Chaos: A Novella and Stories by Edmund White
Short stories2007

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