Some unique book recommendations from contributors to The New Yorker

The New Yorker magazine asked their  frequent contributors to select up to three of their favorite books published in 2012, the recommend titles are unique and worth looking through. The full list, along with descriptions and commentary, is available to read on The New Yorker website: A selection of the recommended books are listed below along with links to their records in the Newton Free Library Catalog.

The Constant Heart by Craig Nova
We Are Taking Only What We Need: Short Story Collection by Stephanie Powell Watts
Talking Heads’ Fear of Music by Jonathan Lethem
Gone to the Forest by Katie Kitamura
The First Four Notes by Matthew Guerrieri
Bewilderment by David Ferry
Shake Off by Mischa Hiller
Portrait of a Novel : Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece by Michael Gorra
Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962 by Yang Jisheng
Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay by Benjamin Taylor
Lenin’s Kisses by Yan Lianke


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