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 ...
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI [David Grann] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - AMAZON EDITORS' PICK FOR THE BEST BOOK OF 2017 Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul.
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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.
In its scrutiny of life outside America’s elite culture, this book can be read as a flyway companion volume to J. D. Vance’s best seller “Hillbilly Elegy” (2016). Other good stories are told in “Priestdaddy,” including the author’s decision to run away from home at 19 with a man she’d met on the internet.
“The Idiot,” a hefty, gorgeous, digressive slab of a book . . . lopes along like a highbrow episode of “Louie,” a series of silly, surreal, confident riffs about humiliations, minor and major. It is a rejoinder to the pressure on literature to serve as self-help, to make us empathetic or better informed, to be useful.
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.
Difficult Women is a short story collection filled with women who defy stereotypes, challenge the status quo, love and lose and suffer and fail, and do the best they can with whatever it is they’re facing in life: poverty, racism, bad marriages, past crimes, violence, betrayal, the pitfalls of love, and so much more.
Turtles All the Way Down Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate.
Following Coates's National Book Awardwinning epistolary tour de force, Between the World and Me, comes this essay collection that grapples with the specter of "Good Negro Government"upstanding, accomplished black leadershipand how such government plays out in a racist society.
White Tears by Hari Kunzru is a captivating literary and psychological horror tale. It traces two young college-educated twenty-somethings’ obsession with sounds and music. After college, they move to New York and open a studio recording “authentic” music as opposed to commercial saccharin.
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.
Ruth, the rudderless 30-year-old of this food-obsessed diaristic novel, would make an excellent dinner companion. She'd choose perfect SoCal cheap eats, "put too much sake into [her] body," and give mordant voice to what ails her, from the stress of caring for her Alzheimer's-stricken father to the ...
The author of three novels and three collections of short stories, he draws on our sympathies even while pricking our anxieties. Before beginning his exceptionally unnerving new book, go ahead and lock the door, but it won’t help. You’ll still be stuck inside yourself, which for Chaon is the most precarious place to be.
On 14 February 2017, Pullman announced that The Book of Dust would be a new trilogy, and announced the publication of the first novel, La Belle Sauvage, published on 19 October 2017. The books are jointly published by Random House Children’s and David Fickling Books in the United Kingdom, and by Random House Children's Books in the US.
They too are on the move, including the loyal Obelisks that follow them in the sky. Hoa, the stone boy, gets his own point of view chapters. Hoa, the stone boy, gets his own point of view chapters. The Stone Sky is not a high-octane story full of action.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.