's Favorite Fiction of 2007

shelved under Best of... and Fiction, the New Yorker of the 21st Century, picks their favorite books every year. Here are their fiction selections for 2007.


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

by Junot Di≠az

Gotham Gal from New York, NY says:

Another Pulitzer Prize winner. An intricate family history that goes from the present to the past and from New Jersey to the Dominican Republic while weaving historical facts in between.


Sacred Games

by Vikram Chandra

Scott Radnidge says:

A real in-depth novel that paints a vivid picture of the rise and fall of a character whose dreams and paranoia are too big for his reality. Although on the long side, Chandra uses beautiful imagery to immerse the reader deeply into a very violent crime underworld that spans most of Asia, and parts of the globe. An excellent read, and well worth the commitment of the reader to tackle this large novel.


The Yiddish Policemen's Union

by Michael Chabon

Steven Klotz from Los Angeles, CA says:

I’ve not yet read this Hugo Winner, but I understand that it fits perfectly into this list, with the speculative fiction element deriving from an alternate history where the State of Israel was founded in Alaska.


Then We Came to the End

by Joshua Ferris

Eric Mueller from Los Angeles, CA says:

This feels a bit like the TV show The Office come to life. Set at a Chicago ad agency facing layoffs at the end of the '90s, the author totally nails the dialogue, rhythm and "voice" of the workplace.