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NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1900
A YEAR'S BEST BOOKS
225 Selected By The Book Board Of the State Library as a Guide to Libraries and Schools

A selected list of the best 225 books published in the United States during the year 1899 has just been issued by the New York State Library. A similar list was issued last year, but the present list comprises 20 more books that were included in last years list. The selections have been made by the Book board of the library, and they are recommended to purchase of books for public libraries in this state. With each title is printed a short descriptive note concerning the book. Many of these books are also recommended by the State Library to schools. The Saturday Review believes its readers will find this list of value.

FICTION

CABLE, G. W. Strong Hearts. Scribner. $1.25.
Three stories of New Orleans, each portraying a strong individualized character under the heaviest test which could be given it.

CHESNUTT, C. W. The Wife of His Youth. Houghton. $1.50.
Nine stories, all touching the color line. Situations forcefully put, without attempts at solutions.

CHURCHILL, WINSTON. Richard Carvel. Macmillian. $1.50.
Love and adventure during Revolutionary period. Scenes: Maryland, the high seas, and London. Introduces Paul Jones, harles Fox, Horace Walpole, and others.

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"A Year's Best Books," New York Times Review of Books 30 June 1900: 442-43.