Our Top 10 Favorite Books of 2015
If there is a greater pleasure than reading, it is recommending to others works by writers one loves. During the holiday season, we're extra festive, figuring out which of the hundreds of books we've read since January we liked best.
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The Turner House
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
This first novel, a National Book Award nominee, establishes its author as a writer to watch. In telling the story of the Turner family in all its messy glory—gambling addictions, faltering marriages, visitations by ghosts—Flournoy also gives us a spot-on portrait of a Detroit neighborhood in decline and a snapshot of the effects of a troubled American economy on folks who are doing everything they can to stay above water. Ultimately, it's their love for one another that keeps them afloat.
— Leigh Haber