Magill's Literary Annual, 2014 Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619255081
  • ISBN-13: 9781619255081
  • DDC: 028.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Magill's Literary Annual critically evaluates 200 major examples of serious literature published during the previous calendar year. The philosophy behind our selection process is to cover works that are likely to be of interest to general readers, that are written by authors being taught in literature programs, and that will stand the test of time. By filtering the thousands of books published every year down to 200 notable titles, the editors have provided the busy librarian with an excellent reader’s advisory tool and patrons with fodder for book discussion groups and a guide for choosing worthwhile reading material.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Publisher's Note.
Complete Annotated List of Titles.
Contributing Reviewers.
1: & Sons.
2: The Abominable.
3: After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead.
4: After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story.
5: All the Dead Yale Men.
6: America 1933: The Great Depression, Lorena Hickok, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Shaping of the New Deal.
7: American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath.
8: Americanah.
9: America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy that Built a Nation.
10: An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist.
11: And the Mountains Echoed.
12: Autobiography.
13: Between My Father and the King: New and Uncollected Stories.
14: Big Brother.
15: The Big Smoke.
16: Black Aperture.
17: Bleeding Edge.
18: The Blind Man's Garden.
19: The Book of My Lives.
20: The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List.
21: Brewster.
22: The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.
23: Burial Rites.
24: The Case of the Love Commandos: From the Files of Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator.
25: The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption.
26: The Childhood of Jesus.
27: Chosen.
28: The Circle.
29: Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety.
30: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.
31: The Cooked Seed.
32: Cotton Tenants: Three Families.
33: A Crack in the Wall.
34: Crazy Rich Asians.
35: The Daughters of Mars.
36: Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House.
37: Detroit Shuffle.
38: The Dinner.
39: Dirty Love.
40: Dissident Gardens.
41: Doctor Sleep.
42: Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who Launched Modern China.
43: Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.
44: The End of the Point.
45: Enon.
46: Enrique's Journey.
47: Eva's Eye.
48: Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong.
49: The Execution of Noa P. Singleton.
50: Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air.
51: Fangirl.
52: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital.
53: The Flamethrowers.
54: Fools.
55: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.
56: A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story.
57: Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers.
58: Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II.
59: The Girl You Left Behind.
60: Goat Mountain.
61: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.
62: The Goldfinch.
63: The Good Lord Bird.
64: Harvest.
65: History Will Prove Us Right: Inside the Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy.
66: The House Girl.
67: A House in the Sky.
68: How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate.
69: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.
70: Incarnadine.
71: Inferno.
72: Just One Evil Act.
73: Kafka: The Years of Insight.
74: The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams.
75: The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari.
76: Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East.
77: Life after Life.
78: Living with Shakespeare.
79: The Love Song of Jonny Valentine.
80: The Lowland.
81: The Luminaries.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Complete Annotated List of Titles.
1: MaddAddam.
2: Mage's Blood.
3: The Maid's Version.
4: Manifest Injustice: The True Story of a Convicted Murderer and the Lawyers Who Fought for His Freedom.
5: The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island.
6: Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson.
7: Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography; From Grantham to the Falklands.
8: Metaphysical Dog.
9: Middle C.
10: Middle Men.
11: Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal.
12: The Most of Nora Ephron.
13: The Necromancer's House.
14: Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel.
15: The New York Times: Disunion.
16: Night Film.
17: NOS4A2.
18: The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
19: One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling.
20: The Other Typist.
21: Pagan Spring.
22: The Panopticon.
23: Parasite.
24: Philida.
25: Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier.
26: A Place of Confinement: Or, The Examinations of Miss Dido Kent.
27: The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens who Made England.
28: Police: A Harry Hole Novel.
29: Poppet.
30: Red Doc>.
31: The Returned.
32: Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence.
33: The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code.
34: Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.
35: Seven for a Secret.
36: The Signature of All Things.
37: The Sleeping Dictionary.
38: The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914.
39: The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got that Way.
40: Someone.
41: The Son.
42: The Sound of Things Falling.
43: Stay, Illusion.
44: Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy.
45: Story of a Secret State: My Report to the World.
46: The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease.
47: Tenth of December.
48: Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math.
49: This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America's Gilded Capitol.
50: Thrice Told Tales: Three Mice Full of Writing Advice.
51: To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care.
52: TransAtlantic.
53: Transcendental.
54: Tumbledown.
55: The Two Hotel Francforts.
56: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.
57: The Valley of Amazement.
58: Vampires in the Lemon Grove.
59: W is for Wasted.
60: The Walking Dead: Book Nine.
61: Wave.
62: We are Water.
63: We Live in Water.
64: Who Asked You?.
65: Wilson.
66: The Woman Upstairs.
67: The World is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village.
68: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.
Category Index.
Title Index.
Author Index.