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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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce
Tin House Books
avid poetry fans, this is a bold, indispensable entry into the contemporary
canon. And if you haven't read verse since 12th-grade English class, know this:
Morgan Parker is anything but a dead white male. Her most recent collection
venerating black female power vibrates with mad, hot genius. And her
language—raw, fierce—will shock you to life like a defibrillator on your soul.