Vivian Gornick's memoir, Fierce Attachments.
Walter Tevis's novel The Queen's Gambit.
Lawrence Weschler's profile of an artist (or con artist), Boggs: A Comedy of Values.
J.M. Ledgard's novel Submergence.
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, edited by Leonard Marcus
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald
Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness by John M. Hull
Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones
Live at the Apollo by Douglas Wolk
Heinrich von Kleist's novella Michael Kohlhaas (in the collection The Marquise of O— and Other Stories)
Jo Ann Beard's collection of autobiographical essays, The Boys of My Youth
Simone Schwarz-Bart's novel, The Bridge of Beyond
Mary McCarthy's memoir, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
Geoffrey Household's thriller, Rogue Male
Frederick and Steven Barthelme's memoir of gambling, writing, and family, Double Down
Janet Lewis's historical novel, The Wife of Martin Guerre
Marshall Frady's political profile, Wallace
Helen DeWitt's novel, The Last Samurai
John McPhee's account of the 1968 U.S. Open tennis final, Levels of the Game
James Weldon Johnson's novel, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
Charlotte Gill's memoir of tree-planting in British Columbia, Eating Dirt
Ben Katchor's collection of Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer comic strips, Cheap Novelties
W. Stanley Moss's memoir of the kidnapping of a Nazi general in World War II, Ill Met by Moonlight
Elizabeth Harrower's novel, The Watch Tower