Top good books to read 2017
The Best Books Atlantic Staffers Read in - The AtlanticWhether you prefer your reading sexy and satirical, political and polarizing, or simply amusing, the year's best releases are guaranteed to hit the spot by providing some much-needed escapism, while challenging the status quo and sparking timely conversation. The best books of have guided us through this messy year with the opportunity to see the world beyond our close confines, allow us to learn more deeply about the human experience, or simply offer valuable entertainment. We live in exhausting times—why not escape for a bit with a book? In her previous acclaimed biography of Putin, Man Without a Face , she targeted the leader of the totalitarian regime. Now she shifts perspective and focuses on the lives of seven characters affected by political crackdown of
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Young is a poet as well as a critic, author, and professor—he directs the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and recently became the poetry editor of The New Yorker —and Bunk is accordingly deep in its research, profound in its insights, and lyrical in its prose. The best books are like the best meals. After the last word, the reader must hunger for more, a sensation that always exists in opposition to the fullness of the work. But Sing, Unburied, Sing is also broadly familiar for all readers in the way that the best coming-of-age novels are. Newkirk II , staff writer. But more than recognition, Evie is bewitched: How can she be like Suzanne? And she decides to claim some of that for herself.
From brilliant newcomers to established novelists and memoirists, these are the books you can't miss this year. Keep checking back for updates. When Leonie, an inattentive, drug-addicted mother of two biracial children learns her white ex is about to be released from prison, she packs her defiant, preternaturally brilliant teen son, Jojo, and perceptive toddler Kayla into the car to pick him up, leaving her loving parents, steely Pop and cancer-ridden Mam, behind. The journey is an unbroken wave of trial and disaster trailed by the restless, hitchhiking ghosts of Leonie's late brother and a child prisoner seeking salvation. This intimate saga explores the torment and small joys of life as a Korean immigrant in 20th-century Japan, zeroing in on a tight-knit, fiercely loving family caught in the midst of a nation's upheaval and the crushing force of modernity.
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 end is nigh—of the year, that is. From hysterically curmudgeonly essays to raw novels about love and loss, here are the year's best books. Culture completists can tackle our best TV , movies , and songs of the year, too. In this no-holds-barred account of sexual experimentation, life with Crohn's disease a chronic bowel condition , and what it's like to move to the suburbs, Irby's writing exudes equal parts anxiety and glee at the sheer weirdness of life, whether she's describing the stress of writing in public places "I am unfamiliar with coffee shop etiquette. Since I let the dude texting across from me hog the outlet, is he morally obligated to make sure no one runs off with my wallet while I'm in the can? If you're only going to buy one cookbook this year, let it be this so-much-more-than-a-recipe-book by Chez Panisse alum Samin Nosrat and illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton, guaranteed to turn even the most culinarily inept among us into kitchen proficient.