This coming Sunday the New York Times will publish its 100 notable books of 2009. Congratulations to eight lgbt authors among the honored, as well as the two straight writers (Kingslover, Bailey) whose books examine closeted lives.
For a more interesting survey of the year's best books, come back on Wednesday.
Stacey D'Erasmo, The Sky Below
Peter Ackroyd, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
Barbara Kingslover, The Lacuna
Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger
Blake Bailey, Cheever: A Life
Frank Bruni, Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater
Dave Cullen, Columbine
Brad Gooch, Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
Thomas Mallon, Yours Ever: People and Their Letters
Edmund White, City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s