Best books of 2017 new york times

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best books of 2017 new york times

New York Times: 10 Best Books of - Year-End Lists

The extraordinary friendship of an elderly songwriter and the precocious child of his single-parent neighbor is at the heart of this novel that darts back and forth through the decades, from the s to the era of Brexit. A deceptively simple conceit turns a timely novel about a couple fleeing a civil war into a profound meditation on the psychology of exile. Magic doors separate the known calamities of the old world from the unknown perils of the new, as the migrants learn how to adjust to an improvisatory existence. Hamid has written a novel that fuses the real with the surreal — perhaps the most faithful way to convey the tremulous political fault lines of our interconnected planet. And there is nothing small about their existences. Their story feels mythic, both encompassing the ghosts of the past and touching on all the racial and social dynamics of the South as they course through this one fractured family. If a science book can be subversive and feminist and change the way we look at our own bodies — but also be mostly about birds — this is it.
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The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2018!

100 Notable Books of 2017 - The New York Times

This list represents books reviewed since Dec. By Omar El Akkad. This haunting debut novel imagines the events that lead up to and follow the Second American Civil War at the turn of the 22nd century. By Elizabeth Strout. This audacious novel is about small-town characters struggling to make sense of past family traumas.

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It narrates the relationship between Alice, a book editor and aspiring writer in her mids, and Ezra Blazer, a brilliant, geriatric novelist who is partly modeled on Philip Roth. Read the review Read our profile of Lisa Halliday. Empathetic without being sentimental, her novel amply earned its place among the contenders for the Booker Prize and the National Book Award. Fiction Viking. Read the review.

The Great Believers

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined and real about gender, desire and the role of beauty in the natural world. There were several worthy works of escapism, of course, but the literary world mostly reflected the gravity and tumult of the larger world. Janet Maslin, a former staff critic who remains a frequent contributor to The Times, also lists her favorites. The year in books included a historic change at The Times.

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    The year's best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

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