Authors reveal the best books of 2009 asked some of our favorite authors to recommend their best books of 2009.

Here’s a condensed list – for more details, click on the link at the bottom.  Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of these choices – thanks!

Nick Hornby:  The Financial Lives of the Poets, by Jess Walter

Judy Blume: Swimming, by Nicola Keegan

Anne Lamott:  What I Thought I Knew, by Alice Eve Cohen

Matthew Klam:  Lowboy, by John Wray

Junot Diaz:  Book of Clouds, by Chloe Aridjis

Lydia Millet: Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers

Juan Cole: Fault Line, by Barry Eisler

Colum McCann: The Book of Night Women, by Marlon James

Laura Lippman:  The Financial Lives of the Poets, by Jess Walter

Amy Sohn: Juliet, Naked, by Nick Hornby

Sean Wilsey: The Kids Are All Right, by Amanda, Liz, Dan and Diana Welch

Maud Newton: Book of Genesis, by R. Crumb

Tracy Kidder: Too Much Happiness: Stories, by Alice Munro

Dave Cullen: Sum: 40 Tales From the Afterlives, by David Eagleman

Geoff Dyer: Age of Wonder, by Richard Holmes

Curtis Sittenfeld: Tinsel: A Search for America’s Christmas Present, by Hank Stuever


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