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.

Buy July, July at Amazon

July, July

By Tim O'Brien

Buy Georgia O'Keeffe at Amazon

Georgia O'Keeffe

By Roxana Robinson

Buy Indian Killer at Amazon

Indian Killer

By Sherman Alexie

Buy Homeland at Amazon


By John Jakes

Buy The Philosopher's Pupil at Amazon

The Philosopher's Pupil

By Iris Murdoch

Buy A Calculated Risk at Amazon

A Calculated Risk

By Katherine Neville

Buy The Children at Amazon

The Children

By David Halberstam

Buy Half the Way Home at Amazon

Half the Way Home

By Adam Hochschild

Buy Fortune's Daughter at Amazon

Fortune's Daughter

By Alice Hoffman

Buy The Crocodile Bird at Amazon

The Crocodile Bird

By Ruth Rendell

Buy A Book of Bees at Amazon

A Book of Bees

By Sue Hubbell

Buy The Iron Dragon's Daughter at Amazon

The Iron Dragon's Daughter

By Michael Swanwick

Buy Fly Away Home at Amazon

Fly Away Home

By Marge Piercy

Buy The Woman Who Cut Off Her Leg at the Maidstone Club at Amazon

The Woman Who Cut Off Her Leg at the Maidstone Club

By Julia Slavin


Fates and Furies

By Lauren Groff


Everything I Never Told You

By Celeste Ng



By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie



By Marilynne Robinson


Life After Life

By Kate Atkinson