NYT Notable Books 2017

NYT Notable Books 2017

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  • Bad Dreams and Other Stories

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $26.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062476661
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: May 2017
  • Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray

    By Adam Federman

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781603586085
    • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
    • Published: September 2017
  • Five-Carat Soul

    By James McBride

    Our Price: $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780735216693
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: September 2017
  • Fresh Complaint: Stories

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374203061
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: October 2017
    Jeffrey Eugenides’s bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American in our times. The stories in “Fresh Complaint” explore equally rich­­—and intriguing­­—territory. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of “Baster” to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler’s search for enlightenment in “Air Mail” (selected by Annie Proulx for Best American Short Stories), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people’s wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in “Fresh Complaint,” a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist. Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer.
  • Home Fire

    By Kamila Shamsie

    Our Price: $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780735217683
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: August 2017
  • Less: A Novel

    By Andrew Sean Greer

    Our Price: $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316316125
    • Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
    • Published: July 2017
  • Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night

    By Jason Zinoman

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062377210
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: April 2017
  • Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

    By James Forman Jr.

    Our Price: $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374189976
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: April 2017
  • Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

    By Jessica Bruder

    Our Price: $24.25
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393249316
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: September 2017
  • Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World

    By Suzy Hansen

    Our Price: $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374280048
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: August 2017
  • Pachinko

    By Min Jin Lee

    Our Price: $27.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781455563937
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: February 2017
  • Priestdaddy

    By Patricia Lockwood

    Our Price: $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594633737
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: May 2017
  • Selection Day

    By Aravind Adiga

    Our Price: $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501150838
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: January 2017
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing

    By Jesmyn Ward

    Our Price: $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501126062
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: September 2017
    In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power—and limitations—of family bonds. Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesn’t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White father, Michael, who is being released from prison; his absent White grandfather, Big Joseph, who won’t acknowledge his existence; and the memories of his dead uncle, Given, who died as a teenager. His mother, Leonie, is an inconsistent presence in his and his toddler sister’s lives. She is an imperfect mother in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is Black and her children’s father is White. She wants to be a better mother but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. Simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she’s high, Leonie is embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances. When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another thirteen-year-old boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love.
  • Six Four

    By Hideo Yokoyama

    Our Price: $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374265519
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: 2017

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