25 Of The Best Fiction Books ofThere simply are never enough days in the year to read all today's literary world has to offer, so herewith, the select few we think you'd be most sorry to miss. Jonathan Safran Foer continues in his tradition of kaleidoscopic fiction—his two previous novels, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close both explored the many layers of large-scale human tragedy through multifaceted lenses—with a sprawling account of several generations of a single Jewish family navigating its identity in a changing landscape in America and the Middle East. Set primarily in Washington, D. At the young age of 36—on the cusp of completing the rigorous cross-disciplinary training that tried his emotional stability, marriage, and physical health—Stanford neurosurgical resident Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with lung cancer. Inspired by his "ticking clock," the gifted and determined young doctor set out to write this reflection on not just his own experience of striving for professional and personal fulfillment, but also on the general truths of human morality and the inseparability of the science of the brain from the immense, unknowable miracle of the human mind. At once a breathtakingly honest and alternatingly harrowing and uplifting memoir, this book is also a powerful treatise on how each of us can find true meaning in life from a man whose own was cut devastatingly short.
25 Of The Best Fiction Books of 2016
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Each year, when best-of lists start popping up all over promptly on Dec. For , many have been wishing it gone for some time already. This year may not have been the all-time greatest, but there was some all-time great literature published since we wrapped up Subtle, shimmering short fiction; sprawling family sagas; searing portraits of social trauma: had it all. Though we read many wonderful works of fiction this year, these 18 novels and collections were particularly outstanding:.
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Each year, Electric Literature polls our staff and regular contributors to pick our favorite books of the year. Whichever books get the most votes make the final list. Here are our 25 favorite novels of They include famous names and major prize winners alongside debut novelists and small press gems you might have missed. Like a Tibetan throat singer, Greenwell performs the uncanny feat of sustaining two notes in one breath.
It is a suitably strange, light-footed but historically weighty construction that centers around a fake tennis match between the painter Caravaggio and the poet Francisco de Quevedo. The squatters are forced to scatter, and rooms that were built from scavenged material are transformed into state of the art yoga and puppet making studios. Part of HuffPost Entertainment. Now, he too on a road trip across the U.
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