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 one of the most audacious literary debuts in recent memory, a
first-time novelist—Ghana born, Alabama raised—constructs a wide-ranging
narrative tackling nothing less than the legacy of the African slave
trade through seven generations of one family, from 18th-century Gold
Coast Africa to present-day California. An epic work by a rising star.