Best Books of 1978

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 1978:

Fiction Selections:

The Stories of John CheeverJohn Cheever
Final PaymentsMary Gordon
The FlounderGunter Grass
The World According to GarpJohn Irving
Lying LowDiane Johnson
StoriesDoris Lessing
WrinklesCharles Simmons
The CoupJohn Updike

Nonfiction Selections:

In PatagoniaBruce Chatwin
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the PrisonMichel Foucault
E.M. Forster: A LifeP.N. Furbank
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962Alistair Horne
Facts of LifeMaureen Howard
Leon TrotskyIrving Howe
The Eye of the Story: Selected Essays and ReviewsEudora Welty
Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of IndependenceGarry Wills

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 1978

Here is the Pulitzer Prize winning Fiction book of 1978:

Elbow RoomJames Alan McPherson

Here is the Pulitzer Prize winning General Nonfiction book of 1978:

The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human IntelligenceCarl Sagan