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2009: The year in books

Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best books the Phoenix reviewed in 2009.
True stories - fact and fiction
By JON GARELICK  |  December 25, 2009

Magic tricks

You have to give a seventysomething writer credit for daring to begin a book with “He’d lost his magic.”
Alice Munro has them, Philip Roth doesn’t
By ED SIEGEL  |  November 13, 2009

Tall tales

This fall brings fiction and poetry lovers new treats from old friends.
Novelists and poets set fancies flying
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 18, 2009


Jhumpa Lahiri won a Pulitzer Prize with her first collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies .
Jhumpa Lahiri tends her garden
By ED SIEGEL  |  April 22, 2008

Away from Her

Sarah Polley’s feature-directing debut boasts outstanding performances, but she’s confused Alice Munro’s elegantly straightforward structure.
Unforgettable performances in a forgettable debut film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 08, 2007

Lions and lambs

The season is notable for the return to bookstores of canonical names like Atwood, Ginsberg, Kinnell, le Carré, Munro, Pynchon, and Vidal plus a fair share of younger lions like Eggers, Julavits, and Muldoon.
Pynchon isn’t all you’ll be reading this fall  
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 13, 2006