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As was the case last year , some clearly notable books have been left off this list—in particular, the following titles, which all seem pretty noteworthy to us. Please feel free to mention in the comments any baffling omissions from our list of baffling omissions. Jeff VanderMeer, Borne. Vandermeer is certainly having what most would consider a notable year. The big-screen adaptation of his novel, Annihilation , is soon to hit theaters starring Mars Attacks!
The Book Review has selected this list from books reviewed since Dec. By Curtis Sittenfeld. By Rivka Galchen. The psychiatrist-narrator of this brainy, whimsical first novel believes that his beautiful, much-younger Argentine wife has been replaced by an exact double. By Nathaniel Mackey. By Charles Bock.
Their complete list is now online, and will be published in the Sunday, December 3 edition. But Wolitzer is an infinitely capable creator of human identities as real as the type on this page; people are her politics. The novel suggests that something larger than writerly passion has been lost in our culture, but itself serves as a tribute to the values it holds dear. We do not root for him, but we root for his comeuppance. This seemingly quiet but ultimately volcanic collection is his final gift to us, and it is filled with plots sprung from human feeling. The result has a sharp social edge as well as a timely political resonance.
Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through Mississippi's past and present that is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle. Ward is a major American writer, multiply awarded and universally lauded, and in Sing, Unburied, Sing she is at the height of her powers.
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The editors of the Book Review have selected these titles from the list of Notable Books of Alfred A. Millhauser is especially attuned to the purgatory of adolescence. The fate of a slave child abandoned by her mother animates this allusive novel — part Faulknerian puzzle, part dream-song — about orphaned women who form an eccentric household in lateth-century America. First Chapter.