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Best Books of 2005

Best Fiction of 2005

1.
The March by E. L. Doctorow
287 reviews (2005) (384p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NBA) (PF) (LATimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
Author: TotNom=11 UnqBooks=5 PPNom=2 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=4 NBCCAWin=3 NBANom=3
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2.
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
286 reviews (2005) (464p) (Booker) (NYTimes) (Amazon)
Author: TotNom=4 UnqBooks=4 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=3 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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3.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
1367 reviews (2005) (304p) (NBCCA) (Booker) (TIME) (Amazon) (ALA)
Author: TotNom=5 UnqBooks=4 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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4.
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill
82 reviews (2005) (240p) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (Amazon) (ALA)
Author: TotNom=3 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=1
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5.
Saturday by Ian McEwan
433 reviews (2005) (304p) (NYTimes) (TIME) (ALA)
Author: TotNom=6 UnqBooks=5 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=1 NBANom=0
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Best Nonfiction of 2005

1.
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
975 reviews (2005) (240p) (NBCCA Autobio) (PP Bio) (NBA Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non) (Amazon 05 C50) (Amazon 05 E50) (Amazon 05 CBio)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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2.
The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer
147 reviews (2005) (480p) (PP Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non) (ALA Non) (Amazon 05 ECE)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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3.
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
181 reviews (2005) (896p) (PP Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non) (Amazon 05 EHis)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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4.
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird
255 reviews (2005) (736p) (PP Bio) (NBCCA Bio) (TIME Non) (Amazon Dec EBio) (Amazon 05 EBio)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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5.
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
890 reviews (2005) (480p) (TIME Non) (Amazon Dec EHis) (Amazon 05 E50) (Amazon 05 EHis) (Amazon 05 CHis)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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