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20 of the Best New York Times Notable Books

With the announcement of 2017's Notable Books, we look back on previous honorees that still deserve the spotlight.

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July, July

July, July

By Tim O'Brien

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

By Roxana Robinson

Indian Killer

Indian Killer

By Sherman Alexie

Homeland

Homeland

By John Jakes

The Philosopher's Pupil

The Philosopher's Pupil

By Iris Murdoch

A Calculated Risk

A Calculated Risk

By Katherine Neville

The Children

The Children

By David Halberstam

Half the Way Home

Half the Way Home

By Adam Hochschild

Fortune's Daughter

Fortune's Daughter

By Alice Hoffman

The Crocodile Bird

The Crocodile Bird

By Ruth Rendell

A Book of Bees

A Book of Bees

By Sue Hubbell

The Iron Dragon's Daughter

The Iron Dragon's Daughter

By Michael Swanwick

Fly Away Home

Fly Away Home

By Marge Piercy

The Woman Who Cut Off Her Leg at the Maidstone Club

The Woman Who Cut Off Her Leg at the Maidstone Club

By Julia Slavin

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Fates and Furies

By Lauren Groff

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Everything I Never Told You

By Celeste Ng

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Americanah

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Gilead

By Marilynne Robinson

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Life After Life

By Kate Atkinson