Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020

Kirkus Reviews includes 37 Macmillan titles in their Best Books of 2020!

Fiction

PIRANESI by Susanna Clarke
CLEANNESS by Garth Greenwell
MASTER OF POISONS by Andrea Hairston
BEOWULF: A NEW TRANSLATION by Maria Dahvana Headley
TROUBLE THE SAINTS by Alaya Dawn Johnson
LUSTER by Raven Leilani
THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel
ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Louise Penny
THE SEVENTH PERFECTION by Daniel Polansky
THE DISCOMFORT OF EVENING by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
JACK by Marilynne Robinson
THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V. E. Schwab
TAKE ME APART by Sara Sligar
MAN OF MY TIME by Dalia Sofer
THE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon
WANT by Lynn Steger Strong
SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn

Nonfiction

OUR TIME IS NOW: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America by Stacey Abrams
MILL TOWN: Reckoning with What Remains by Kerri Arsenault
THE COST OF LOYALTY: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military by Tim Bakken
LIFE OF A KLANSMAN: A Family History in White Supremacy by Edward Ball
A PECULIAR INDIFFERENCE: The Neglected Toll of Violence on Black America by Elliott Currie
BLACK WAVE: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East by Kim Ghattas
UNMAKING THE PRESIDENCY: Donald Trump’s War on the World’s Most Powerful Office by Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes
THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask
JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine
BECOMING WILD: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace by Carl Safina
OWLS OF THE EASTERN ICE: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght
STANDOFF: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation by Jamie Thompson
THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE CARTOONIST by Adrian Tomine
SIGH, GONE: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In by Phuc Tran
THE FOLLY AND THE GLORY: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945–2020 by Tim Weiner
SOMEWHERE IN THE UNKNOWN WORLD: A Collective Refugee Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang

Fiction in Translation

THE FALLEN by Carlos Manuel Álvarez
BEOWULF: A NEW TRANSLATION by Maria Dahvana Headley
THE DISCOMFORT OF EVENING by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

Young Adult

WHERE DREAMS DESCEND by Janella Angeles
JANE ANONYMOUS by Laurie Faria Stolarz
THE HENNA WARS by Adiba Jaigirdar

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