Best Books of 1998

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 1998:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Birds of America: StoriesLorrie Moore
CloudsplitterRussell Banks
The Love of a Good WomanAlice Munro
The Poisonwood BibleBarbara Kingsolver
Preston FallsDavid Gates

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on EarthRichard Fortey
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.Ron Chernow
To End a War: The Conflict in YugoslaviaRichard Holbrooke
The Unknown Matisse: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Early Years, 1869-1908Hilary Spurling
Victor HugoGraham Robb
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories From RwandaPhilip Gourevitch

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 1998

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 1998:

TitleAuthor
Winner: American PastoralPhilip Roth
Finalist: Bear and His Daughter: StoriesRobert Stone
Finalist: UnderworldDon DeLillo

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 1998:

TitleAuthor
Winner: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesJared Diamond
Finalist: How the Mind WorksSteven Pinker
Finalist: Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest DisasterJon Krakauer

Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 1998

Here are the top selling books on Amazon in 1998:

TitleAuthor
1. A Man in FullTom Wolfe
2. Rainbow SixTom Clancy
3. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life’s Greatest LessonMitch Albom
4. I Know This Much Is TrueWally Lamb
5. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodRebecca Wells
6. The Greatest GenerationTom Brokaw
7. MidwivesChris Bohjalian
8. Bag of BonesStephen King
9. Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine EspionageSherry Sontag
10. The Street LawyerJohn Grisham

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.