Brian Lehrer Show's Best Books of 2007

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Listeners and guests shared their favorite reads, just in time for gift-giving season.

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

Blown Sideways Through Life: a Hilarious Tour de Resume by Claudia Shear

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Dias 

The Complete Guide to Understanding & Caring for Your Cat by Carole C. Wilbourn

Daughters of Men: Portrait of African American Men and Their Fathers by Rachel Vassel

Fantasy books by Guy Gavriel Kay

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir by Shalom Auslander

Great Houses of New York, by Michael C. Kathrens

How Starbucks Saved My Life: How a Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everybody Else by Michael Gates Gill

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik

Last Dance at the Frosty Queen by Richard Uhlig

Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson. Translated by Anne Born

Practicing by Glenn Kurtz

Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad

The Rejection Collection Vol. 2: The Cream of the Crap , Matthew Diffee , editor

The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño. Translated by Natasha Wimmer

Their Dogs Came With Them: A Novel by Helena Maria Viramontes