18 Brilliant Books for Fall
Gary Shteyngart's novel about a boorish Wall Streeter on a hilarious and heartbreaking trip across America, an education from historian Jill Lepore on the narrative of the United States, mind-expanding works of pulp fiction and philosophy, and more.
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Beautiful Country Burn Again
The fearless fiction writer's foray into politics places 2016's surreal election alongside America's formative existential crises—slavery and the Great Depression among them—to suggest that from the ashes, a better nation can rise. Forget the eagle; maybe our true mascot is the phoenix.
— Michelle Hart