New York Times 10 Best Books of (10 books)From a harrowing look at the American prison system to an exploration of psychedelics and a heartbreaking tale set against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic, there's something for everyone in this fantastic list. Compared to thriller Gone Girl the book centres around a nanny who is charged with killing the two children she's been looking after. Dealing with themes of class, racism, motherhood and loneliness, The Perfect Nanny will have you on the edge of your seat until the final shocking pages. Tara Westover has lived an extraordinary life. One of seven children, she grew up in a survivalist family who lived off the grid in country Idaho.
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It narrates the relationship between Alice, a book editor and aspiring writer in her mids, and Ezra Blazer, a brilliant, geriatric novelist who is partly modeled on Philip Roth. Read the review Read our profile of Lisa Halliday. Empathetic without being sentimental, her novel amply earned its place among the contenders for the Booker Prize and the National Book Award.
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But the sheer lyric intensity with which it brings its variously warped and ruined souls into being will be more than enough for most readers. Adjei-Brenyah has written a powerful and important and strange and beautiful collection of stories meant to be read right now; this is a dystopian story collection as full of violence as it is of heart. Ann Patchett amazon. It is a story of America with the Lakotas as the protagonists, the first study to draw so comprehensively on their archives and a sharp critique of how the history of indigenous Americans has been told and sold.She is a virtuosic writer who brings life and fullness to each woman and each family she depicts. She is offbeat and withdrawn and friendless. By Dorthe Nors. What follows is a dramatic story of the atrocity of slavery, and the war people waged just to survive.
This is a brooding book, appealing style to an examination of three relatively obscure government departments. 2108 with themes of class, motherhood and loneliness, lazy readers to the front, one that dwells on Dostoyevskian notions of innocence and evil? Lewis brings hi. Timid.
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