Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay – Best Book of the Year

Best of the Year Lists for Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay




1.     A New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”

2.     The Times Literary Supplement, chosen by Beverley Bie Brahic: “as addictive as Breaking Bad. By all accounts Ann Goldstein’s translation is excellent.”

3.     The Times Literary Supplement, chosen by Lydia Davis: “To read a vivid personal story so deftly embedded in its political and social context – Italy in the 1960s and 70s – feels rarer than it should.”

4.     The Guardian, Nicci Gerrard “Best Books of the Year”

5.     Slate: Best Books of 2014

6.     San Francisco Chronicle: 2014 Gift Book Guide

7.     A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

8.     A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

9.     Toronto Globe and Mail, Best Book of the Year

10.  Booklist, Notable Books of 2014

11.  Flavorwire’s Best Indie Fiction

12.  The New Statesman, Jane Shilling chooses THOSE WHO LEAVE as best book of the year

13.  The Telegraph, Best Books of the Year (5 stars)

14.  Slate’s Top Ten Books of the Year

15.  The Daily Beast; “One of the most talented writers working today.” The Best Fiction of 2014: Ford, Ferrante, Klay

16.  The Independent: “One of the best books of this or any other year”

17.  The Boston Globe “Best Fiction of the Year”