The Most Addictive Books of the Last 25 Years
Here they are, in no particular order: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and think about still. You can view the full list or start with...
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Everything Is Illuminated
276 pages; Harper Perennial
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Because Jonathan Safran Foer made us see so many things—including our memory, pasts and human connections—in a new light.
A young man who shares the author's name sets off for the Ukraine hoping to find the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. And yet, this isn't a Holocaust story like any other you've ever read. Narrated mostly by Jonathan's Ukrainian translator, in hilarious broken English, the book is a startling mash-up of heartbreaking history, fable, humor and dazzling narrative tricks. The result? An indelible story that's both irreverent and haunting.
— Dawn Raffel