Best Books of 1973

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 1973:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Gravity’s RainbowThomas Pynchon
The Summer Before the DarkDoris Lessing

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Macaulay: The Shaping of a HistorianJohn Clive

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 1973

Here is the Pulitzer Prize winning Fiction book of 1973:

TitleAuthor
The Optimist’s DaughterEudora Welty

Here are the Pulitzer Prize winning General Nonfiction books of 1973:

TitleAuthor
Children of CrisisRobert Coles
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in VietnamFrances FitzGerald