Our 10 Favorite Books of 2016
In a year full of great reads, ten stayed with us long after we'd turned the last page: novels that made it easy to forgo Netflix, essays that fed our souls, fairy tales with a modern spin. In short, 2016 was one for the books!
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In works that resonate with quiet power and a reverence for life’s
deepest mysteries, Patchett is an adept and nuanced explorer of the
heart, a writer who exposes her characters’ flaws and foibles in ways
that make us love them all the more. In her latest novel, she excavates
the harrowing histories of two households torn apart by adultery, and
the awkwardly reconstituted families that emerge. A perspicacious novel
that cuts to the bone, and makes us at once ache for youth and feel
grateful that its sweet pain is behind us.