NPR has compiled some great reading choices from 2017.
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From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading--and reliving--Homer's epic masterpiece.
Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.
From the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of observation and introspection, comes the first in a new autobiographical quartet based on the four seasons.
From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in time-scale and light-footed through histories, a story about aging and time and love and stories themselves.
A timely new novel of stunning humanity and tension: a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria.
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"Blackbirds" (The Miriam Black Series #1) by Chuck Wendig. Miriam can see how you're going to dies -- the exact day and hour and conditions. Then Miriam touches a truck driver and discovers he'll be tortured, stabbed in the eyes and killed in two weeks time because of her, in front of her. When she tries everything she can to push the truck driver away, it serves to bring him closer to his grim fate.
"Mockingbird" (The Miriam Black Series #2) by Chuck Wendig.
"The Cormorant" (The Miriam Black Series #3) by Chuck Wendig.
"Three Slices" by Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson and Chuck Wendig. Contains the novella "Interlude: Swallow" by Chuck Wendig.
"Thunderbird" (The Miriam Black Series #4) by Chuck Wendig.
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Ruth Franklin is the winner of the 2016 Shirley Jackson Board of Directors Award in recognition of her biography, "Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life."
"The Girls" by Emma Cline is the winner of the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel.
"Foxlowe: A Novel" by Eleanor Wasserberg was nominated for the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel.
"I’m Thinking of Ending Things" by Iain Reid was nominated for the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel.
"Lily" by Michael Thomas Ford was nominated for the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel.