Books of the Year

The best of 2008

EUROPE BETWEEN THE OCEANS: 9000 BC to AD 1000
By Barry Cunliffe (Yale)

BEETHOVEN WAS ONE-SIXTEENTH BLACK and Other Stories
By Nadine Gordimer (FSG)

NUREYEV: The Life
By Julie Kavanagh (Pantheon)

AUSTERITY BRITAIN: 1945–51
By David Kynaston (Bloomsbury)

NETHERLAND
By Joseph O’Neill (Pantheon)

OLIVE KITTERIDGE
By Elizabeth Strout (Random House)

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