Drum roll, please: We’ve gone back over the year’s book reviews to find the titles that Newsday reviewers liked best. What follows are 10 books — five nonfiction, five fiction — that entertained, educated, surprised, moved or astonished us in 2017. Special bonus: Any of them would make a ...
Sing, Unburied, Sing grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power, and limitations, of the bonds of family. Rich with Ward’s distinctive, musical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic new work and an essential contribution to American literature.
In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals.
The world in which I had read this book would be indistinguishable from the one in which I hadn't. Little Fires Everywhere is less about arson than babies. Ng constructs a three-ring circus, each subplot posing a moral quandary regarding an infant.
judges' citation. Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko expertly weaves a rich tapestry of a family grappling with class and cultural displacement into a masterpiece.Exquisitely drawn, Lee’s sprawling epic highlights the singular pain of searching for home while struggling to assimilate amid a backdrop of war and strife in both a unified Korea and Japan.
Anything Is Possible is a companion volume about the people Lucy came from, and their reactions to her latest successful publication, that memoir. As she has demonstrated beautifully in books like Amy and Isabelle and Olive Kitteridge, Strout is a master of the story cycle form most closely associated with Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio.
Whether or not you’d like to join us for the challenge, I hope you’ll use this list of children’s books about poverty and hunger to start the conversation. I’ve arranged the list by age, starting with books for the youngest children. Chapter books can be found at the end of the list.
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Gail Honeyman wrote her debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, while working a full-time job, and it was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress. She has also been awarded the Scottish Book Trust's Next Chapter Award 2014, was longlisted for BBC Radio 4's Opening Lines, and was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.
The first few chapters of “Turtles All the Way Down” are a little crude, a little awkward and a little slow to get off the ground — it’s as if Green needed extra time on the runway to overcome the weight of a success like “The Fault in Our Stars,” which became a touchstone for teenagers everywhere.
What Happened is a 2017 book by Hillary Rodham Clinton about her experiences as the Democratic Party's nominee and general election candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Published on September 12, 2017, it is her seventh book with her publisher, Simon & Schuster.
My Absolute Darling (Riverhead, 417 pp., ***½ out of four stars) is a powerful debut novel for Gabriel Tallent and a gripping introduction to a seriously brave little girl. Turtle Alveston is a 14-year-old middle-schooler in coastal Northern California who’s better at cleaning guns and shooting targets than taking vocabulary tests.
Still, A Legacy of Spies has an unmistakable aura of valediction. Narrated by an old hand from “the Circus”, Peter Guillam, a hard-of-hearing old man, formerly the devoted colleague and ally of his master, it describes the moment in Guillam’s recent past when he finds the aftermath of a forgotten battle from Berlin in the early 1960s coming to torment his retirement.
If you’re a parent looking for a book on Norse mythology for your child, The D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths is easily the best book on Norse mythology for children. There’s not even a close second. The D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths is specifically written for ages 5-9, or kindergarten through fourth grade.
In You Don't Have to Say You Love Me award winning author Sherman Alexie attempts to come to terms with his relationship with an abusive and mentally ill mother. Sherman Alexie is a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian (he calls his self an Indian so thats what imma call him) on a Spokane Indian Reservation in complete poverty.
Difficult Women is a collection of short stories that cover a wide range of modern women, from a woman pretending not to realize when her husband switches places with his twin brother to a stripper putting herself through college and fending off an obsessed customer.
Reading Goodbye, Vitamin (Henry Holt) by Rachel Khong, an ex-editor of the cult cooking magazine Lucky Peach, is like tasting an entirely new flavor. At once gut-wrenching and deeply soothing, this bittersweet first novel uses an anthropological focus on eating to tell the story of 30-year-old Ruth and the year she moves back home to care for her father, who’s recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
The Golden House by Salman Rushdie review – a parable of modern America Rushdie puts his finger on the nationwide identity crisis in this novel of race, reinvention and the different bubbles of US life Aminatta Forna. Sat 16 Sep 2017 02.31 EDT Last modified on Thu 22 Feb 2018 07.39 EST. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Share via Email; Salman Rushdie delves, with courage, into the ...
2017 was the year of book hoarding for me. Bought and was gifted plenty of books. Some of the books I read in 2017 are: Srinivasa Ramanujam by Sidney Srinivas; This book gives an insight on the life of the brilliant mathematician. The woes that plagued him while he was in India and during his stay in Cambridge.
THE NINTH HOUR By Alice McDermott 247 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $26. Writing about nuns is a risky business. So many icons inhabit the larger imagination, and, in the way of icons, they tend to be two-dimensional: the saintly Ingrid Bergman and Audrey Hepburn in “The Bells of St. Mary’s ...
Shelves: 2017-books-by-women, 2017-reads Hard to believe this novel is a debut--Buntin knocks this one out of the park. I don't want to give away too much but this is a powerful novel about memory and friendship and how we sometimes lose ourselves--while trying to find ourselves--in those friendships.
J. Courtney Sullivan’s ‘Saints for All Occasions’ is this year’s best book about family By Ron Charles May 8, 2017 Email the author Follow @roncharles “Saints for All Occasions,” the new novel by J. Courtney Sullivan, is so unassuming that its artistry looks practically invisible.