Best Books of : NPRThe 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.
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Then men seemed brave to me, and I was proud to be numbered among them. Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys Fantasy. But more than recognition, Evie is bewitched: How can she be like Suzanne? Political intrigue.
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Latest Issue. Past Issues. 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.