9 best fiction books of | The IndependentWhether 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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News U. Andrea is willing to figure it out, which in Lynch's deft hands is harrowing and simultaneously starkly beautiful, which is what makes this brief. George Saunders. What follows is an epic tale of endurance.Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Read an excerpt from Stephen Florida in Recommended Reading. Prickly yet hypnotic, the stories of Her Body and Other Parties are unforgettable.
Little, Brown and Company. The Best Comedies of This story kicks off with an unplanned pregnancy and the promise of a less shameful life in Japan and evolves into addictive family saga packed with forbidden love, the search for belonging. Part of HuffPost Entertainment.
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Emily Ruskovich's Idaho is a somber meditation on memory, and grief, what happens when infidelity catapults a couple into full-blown crisis mode. Notify me of new comments via email. National Trust. If the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our liv?
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From ghostly tales to intergenerational mini-epics, these are the novels that have kept us turning the pages this year. From Alvaro Enrigue we get a fidgety parable of the European Renaissance and from Nicola Barker we get a portrait of a sterile utopia-dystopia. One of the best features of this strange story is its amplitude: Saunders effortlessly stitches together several divergent themes and stories without jeopardising any narrative robustness. Buy now. This novel from the Booker Prize-nominated writer Jon McGregor is set amid the sedate hills, quiet streams, farms and small churches of rural England.