New York Times Best Books of the Year | Awards | LibraryThingSelected from the books our reviewers loved, we celebrate the best fiction of , in alphabetical order by author, below. Dustin also joins with a patient to investigate the mysterious drowning deaths of several intoxicated college students. Blue Rider Press. Artist Kevin Pace is at work on a painting he refuses to show his friends and family; while he paints, he reflects on two events from his past: a brief affair with a young French woman, and a trip to El Salvador with a friend that went horribly wrong. Two young residents of a war-torn country manage to leave their homeland behind by way of a magical door that takes them to another part of the world.
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Best books of 2017: The best fiction
Adelmo of Otranto. Times News Platforms. National Book Award. By Ruth Franklin.My Lai Massacre. Waldo of Hereford. This ravishing and ambitious horse-world novel, set in Kentucky. Battle of Laverstoke.
Commonwealth Club of California Book Awards. Daniel S. This poetic debut novel, set in a damp house near a roaring river. The terror that technology may rob us of authentic experience - that it may annihilate our very sense of self - is central to this debut collection of short stories.
Irish Times Literature Prize Shortlist. A formidable account of how the Koch brothers and their bet have bought their way to political power. De laatste oproep. By Jacqueline Woodson?
Clifton Fadiman Medal. This is a surprisingly personal book for its author. The second biggest beest was less happy for its subject, the unmasking of Elena Ferrante. Folio Prize Shortlist.
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Books are slow food. It generally takes two years, two hardworking years, to cook up a book from idea to publication. Some writers can go faster — those who publish a book a year or more are working at top speed — while others write much more slowly, ruminating and reworking and false-starting for a decade or more. By the time we readers get them, books are self-contained objects, narratives that have evolved outside of the relentless news cycle and Twitter chatter. More than any other medium, books give us deep, rich stories that stand apart from the hubbub. Except sometimes, that years-long process winds up being right in the center of the conversation.
Norwegian Book Clubs' top books of all time! An incisive history of a right-wing metaphor and its effects. The Life of Graham Greene. The writers turned the reporting of their fellow Washington Post reporters into a detailed, researched story of Trump that included 20 hours of face-to-face interviews with the man himself.
Rabano of Toledo. Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction. Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Best Book of Ideas Prize.