With slowly winding down, it's the exact Cînd Răsare Soarele - Orchestra de muzică ușoară Electrecord* - Cîntec African / Cînd Răsare Soarele time to catch up on the books you may have missed.
Whether you're in the mood for excellent short story collections, sharply drawn fiction, or unbelievably gripping memoirs, scroll ahead for our round-up of the best books of the year. Tales of domestication with a twist. This dark story collection is all about housewives behaving badly. Women murder while baking cookies, a book club gets weird, and more.
Think: The Stepford Wives turned up to DoubledayJanuary. This compilation of 40 tiny stories—flash fiction, to be exact—is the perfectly snackable book for the digital-age reader. Full of clever observations on daily life, Williams's latest offers delightful slices of absurdity and humor, by way of her abstract and avant-garde writing.
McSweeney'sJanuary. In this heart-wrenching memoir, the late neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi meditates on the meaning of life and death when he's confronted with his own mortality after a lung cancer diagnosis at Although Kalanithi died the year before his book's release, his story continues to enlighten and move readers. Random HouseJanuary. This humorous novel takes the family drama genre and flips it to an absurd level.
Penguin PressJanuary. When grotesque and bloody nightmares plague Yeong-hye, she decides to give up meat and eventually all foodmuch to the shock and dismay of her family.
Her story—told by her husband, sister, and brother-in-law—gets even more twisted when she fully engages in life as a plant, feeding solely from the sun. HogarthFebruary. Consider this book a beacon of light for anyone climbing that corporate ladder or seeking creative inspiration.
Grant's anecdotal book, all about about taking seeds of ideas and growing them into full-fledged successes, offers words of unconventional wisdom that any cubicle underdog or C-suite exec will appreciate. VikingFebruary. When Teo, a medical student, gets rejected by the girl of his dreams, he kidnaps and takes her on a road trip through Brazil in a sick attempt to make her fall in love with him. With the frenetic spirit of Gone Girl and then someexpect scream-worthy cliffhangers and one very bizarre ending.
Penguin PressFebruary. Women portrayed reading in artwork have long been viewed as powerful and radical. By analyzing 70 reprints of paintings, photographs, illustrations, and more—all depicting women reading—Bollman uncovers the woman and reading material behind each of these captivating images.
The Free French - Its Not Me, Its You under: coffee table books you didn't know you needed. Abbeville PressMarch. It's often said that moving alone to a new place, especially in your mid-thirties, can feel quite isolating.
And that's exactly how author Laing felt, even after relocating to the biggest metropolis in the world, New York City. Through the author's own recollections, as well as the retelling of six other artists' experiences, Laing investigates how art can unite strangers.
PicadorMarch. Young, prolific writer Oyeyemi gives the short story format a shot with this collection of nine imaginative and intertwining tales themed around the motif of keys. The literal and metaphorical keys presented in these enchanting stories unlock doors, hearts, secrets, and more. RiverheadIV.
Sanctus - Schubert*, Lucia Popp, Adolf Dallapozza, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Symphonie-Orchester. In this epic memoir, geobiologist Jahren takes readers through mind-bending adventures in botany and friendship.
She, along with her best friend and lab partner Bill, travel across the country, to the North Pole and back, and all the way to Hawaii to reflect on the life they were meant to live, through their love of science and plants.
KnopfApril. At twenty-two years of age, Tess moves to NYC and lands a lowly job at the one of the most exclusive restaurants in the world. There, she not only encounters an intense cast of characters at the renowned restaurant, but also experiences myriad delicious firsts: trying new dishes, trying new drugs, excessive late nights, and love for an elusive bartender.
KnopfMay. In this sweeping Clarinade - Benny Goodman - A Musical Contribution By Americas Best For Our Armed Forces Overseas drama that spans 40 years, music-obsessed son Michael grapples with a severe mental illness his father is also depressedwhile his mother and two younger siblings adapt to care for him.
Narrated from the perspectives of all five family members, the novel beautifully examines each of the lives of this loving unit. Little, Brown and CompanyMay.
In this riveting memoir, journalist and feminist writer Susan Faludi turns her investigative eye on her own life as she tracks down her long-estranged and abusive parent, a transgender woman and Holocaust survivor who emigrated to America, then returned to Hungary—a country with a history of anti-semitism, no less. Metropolitan BooksJune. A tale of two Ghanaian half-sisters unfolds in this dazzling debut: One is sold into slavery, forced to brutally endure a life of imprisonment; the other marries a wealthy slave owner and lives lavishly in a castle.
Their respective legacies span from 18th century Ghana to modern-day Harlem, and fearlessly confront the long history of slavery. KnopfJune. This debut novel, inspired by Siv Pettersson - Jag Längtar Bara Efter Att Få Komma Hem true events of Charles Manson and his infamous "girls," was one of the most buzzed-about books of the year.
Gripping and beautifully written, this fictionalized iteration follows a vulnerable teenager named Evie as she begins to spiral and lose herself in the toxic romance of a dangerous cult. Random HouseJune. This wonderfully low-key and charming book has become this year's runaway sleeper hit, and with good reason. Originally released by a tiny Irish press, Pond found an audience Stateside with gorgeously crafted sentences that illuminate the experiences of an unnamed female protagonist who lives in solitude.
Slow-moving and full of brilliant, quiet observations, this collection of meditations, in turn, speaks volumes. RiverheadJuly. What launches as a fun family adventure eventually takes a turn for the nightmarish when Josie is confronted with wildfires and inner demons.
KnopfJuly. Attention, fans of epic novels: Proulx's tremendous feat is for you. At over pages and spanning years, this story follows the lives and descendants of two indentured Frenchmen who are forced to clear a forest under inhumane conditions. Racial tensions, economic triumphs and defeats, and commentary on forest destruction all abound in this whopping historical magnum opus. ScribnerJuly. Now that your Olympics hangover has passed, get ready for a different kind of gymnastics tale.
This unsettling novel is all about Katie, the stage mom of a gifted gymnast, who questions how far she'll go for her daughter's athletic success following the gruesome death of another young gymnast. Little, Brown and CompanyJuly. Using James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time as Shes My Amazon - Mr.
Pink (13) - Spiders source of inspiration, Jesmyn Ward invited 18 contemporary writers to pen their thoughts on race in this powerful anthology of essays and poems. What resulted is a necessary platform for contributors such as Mitchell S. Jackson, Claudia Rankine, and Jericho Brown to lament, hope, and educate.
ScribnerAugust. What Jacqueline Woodson so aptly Cînd Răsare Soarele - Orchestra de muzică ușoară Electrecord* - Cîntec African / Cînd Răsare Soarele in this novel is the complicated moment when innocent wide-eyedness transforms into painful, formative young adulthood.
For grown-up August, reuniting with a childhood friend brings forth all tides of emotions relating to old neighborhood girlfriends, and a past that was full of hope. AmistadAugust. Mother-daughter relationships can be tricky landscapes. Spiegelman's efforts Cînd Răsare Soarele - Orchestra de muzică ușoară Electrecord* - Cîntec African / Cînd Răsare Soarele reconnect with her mother lead her to Paris, where she learns of the even more complex relationship that Mouly had with her own mother.
If you've got heartstrings, this generation-spanning read will surely tug them. RiverheadAugust. No one did '60s and '70s Hollywood quite like Eve Babitz, a former Los Angeles socialite who famously Choeur Des Ombres - Hector Berlioz - Michael Tilson Thomas, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra - La famous movie stars, rock legends, and literary icons.
In this delicious collection of 10 gossip-fueled essays, Babitz remembers her wild-child days in the City of Angels, stories that could undoubtedly receive Hollywood film adaptations of their own. In this powerful historical novel, National Book Award winner Colson Whitehead tells the story of an enslaved Cora, who plots her dangerous escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad in pre-Civil War Another Night - In Strict Confidence - Holy. Along her journey north from Georgia, Cora encounters harrowing situations and treacherous characters, all while being tracked down for a murder she has committed.
DoubledayAugust. History re-emerges with heartrending force in this novel about identical twin sisters forced to join the "Zoo," a group of people united by Josef Mengele's horrific experimentation at Auschwitz. When one of the twins mysteriously goes missing, the other sets forth into the horrific ruins of Poland, determined to find her sister alive.
Lee BoudreauxSeptember. When a flirtation between young Nadia Turner and Luke Sheppard leads to a liaison and then a pregnancy, the secret is quietly swept aside. Years later, the cover-up still haunts the former couple—and other loved ones within their black community—in ways they would have never imagined.
RiverheadOctober. The American dream goes awry when family man Charles Wang, a once-wealthy Chinese immigrant, loses the beauty empire he built. Now, desperate Cînd Răsare Soarele - Orchestra de muzică ușoară Electrecord* - Cîntec African / Cînd Răsare Soarele start anew and return to the motherland, he embarks on a road trip across the U.
Along the way, however, he discovers that they—all deeply assimilated into American culture—have other plans. Houghton Mifflin HarcourtOctober. When murder detective Antoinette Conway and her partner Stephen Moran are placed on a case where Antoinette recognizes the slain victim, the case begins to spiral in horrifying ways.
What initially presents itself as a clean-cut investigation quickly spirals when the duo uncovers evidence that the murdered young woman may have had secrets of her own—and Antoinette suspects interference from her own squad. VikingOctober. Rio learns the hard way that she cannot escape her painful, institutionalized childhood past in this decades-spanning debut novel.
As a now-married mother living in Colorado, Rio returns back to her hometown in Cînd Răsare Soarele - Orchestra de muzică ușoară Electrecord* - Cîntec African / Cînd Răsare Soarele, where she had violently killed her bully classmate 20 years prior. As old memories resurface, she reconnects with her former teacher for closure and answers. Farrar, Straus and GirouxNovember. In literary icon Zadie Smith's latest, two young biracial dancers become friends in s London.
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