Our Favorite Books of 2017
What astonishes us about this year's best books is their audacity, their inventiveness, and their ability to delight and devastate in equal measure. In a field rich with powerful voices, these spoke to us most urgently.
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the rudderless 30-year-old of this food-obsessed diaristic novel, would make an
excellent dinner companion. She'd choose perfect SoCal cheap eats, "put
too much sake into [her] body," and give mordant voice to what ails her,
from the stress of caring for her Alzheimer's-stricken father to the
humiliation of being dumped by her fiancé. Khong's fiction debut comes as close
to a meal with a friend as a book can—intimate, conspiratorial, good to the