RUSA Notable Books Council
This list has been compiled for use by the general reader and by librarians who work with adults. The titles have been selected by the Notable Books Council, ALA Reference and User Services Association, for their significant contribution to the expansion of knowledge or for the pleasure they can provide to adult readers. Titles were selected from books published from November 1999 through October 2000 that demonstrate wide general appeal and literary merit.
Atwood, Margaret. The Blind Assassin. New York: Random House/Nan A. Talese, 2000. $26 (0-385-47572-1).
Atwood expertly interweaves a science-fiction novella with incidents from octogenarian Iris Chase Griffen's past and present.
Busch, Frederick. Don't Tell Anyone. New York: Norton, 2000. $25 (0-393-04973-6).
This exemplary collection of sixteen stories and one novella--exploring loss, love, and loneliness in American family life--confirms Busch's reputation as one of America's finest storytellers.
Chabon, Michael. The …