Best Books of 1989

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 1989:

Fiction Selections:

Billy BathgateE.L. Doctorow
Foucault’s PendulumUmberto Eco
A History of the World in 10 1/2 ChaptersJulian Barnes
If the River Was WhiskeyT.C. Boyle
The Remains of the DayKazuo Ishiguro
The Satanic VersesSalman Rushdie
The ShawlCynthia Ozick

Nonfiction Selections:

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French RevolutionSimon Schama
Federico Garcia Lorca: A LifeIan Gibson
From Beirut to JerusalemThomas L. Friedman
Harold Macmillan: Volume 1: 1894-1956Alistair Horne
Harold Macmillan: Volume 2: 1957-1986Alistair Horne
How War Came: The Immediate Origins of the Second World War, 1938-1939Donald Cameron Watt
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle EastDavid Fromkin

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 1989

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 1989:

Winner: Breathing LessonsAnne Tyler
Finalist: Where I’m Calling FromRaymond Carver

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 1989:

Winner: A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in VietnamNeil Sheehan
Finalist: Coming of Age in the Milky WayTimothy Ferris
Finalist: Danger and Survival: Choices About the Bomb in the First Fifty YearsMcGeorge Bundy
Finalist: The Last FarmerHoward Kohn