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Best of 2019 Round-Up

The 2019 Best-of lists just keep on comin’! Check out the latest picks from The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time, and the NYPL!

New York Public Library Best of 2019

BIRTHDAY by Meredith Russo
DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo
GIRL by Edna O’Brien
GHOST WALL by Sarah Moss
LANNY by Max Porter
THE MAN WHO SAW EVERYTHING by Deborah Levy
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi
HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers
OFF SEASON by James Sturm
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz

Washington Post Top 10 Best of 2019

FALTER: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner

New York Times Top 10 Best of 2019

THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
NO VISIBLE BRUISES: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder

Time Top 10 Best Fiction and Nonfiction of 2019

THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Suketu Mehta
THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado

Happy #PubDay (10/15)

Horror, crime, and spooky woods + an abduction by Boko Haram + the next part of Bailey the dog’s journey + a young historian with a changed life path = this week’s #pubday party.

SUICIDE WOODS: Stories by Benjamin Percy

A Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book for Fall 2019 + in Publishers Weekly‘s Fall 2019 Announcements!

“This gripping, often unnerving collection showcases Percy’s talent as a skilled, versatile storyteller.”–Publishers Weekly

GIRL by Edna O’Brien

3 starred reviews!

“O’Brien’s bravely investigated novel of a young woman overcoming epic torture is profoundly empathic, unnervingly human, and darkly exquisite.”–Booklist, starred review

“Tough but rewarding reading.”–Library Journal, starred review

“A heartbreaking tale and a singular achievement.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Starred Review Round-Up (8/2/19)

Surviving childhood trauma, overcoming a hostile medical system, a cultural history of 19th century Europe, 80 years of the American Dream, and German Jewish women on the legacy of racism… All in today’s starred review round-up!

GIRL by Edna O’Brien

“In a feat of empathy and imagination, the Irish writer O’Brien portrays one girl’s torments after she is taken by jihadis in Nigeria… A heartbreaking tale and a singular achievement.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“O’Brien’s bravely investigated novel of a young woman overcoming epic torture is profoundly empathic, unnervingly human, and darkly exquisite.”–Booklist, starred review

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