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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Oliver has long reigned as one of our most beloved observers of nature,
of the curious customs of canines, of time’s toll on humans—in other
words, life. In her latest work, she moves from poet to essayist,
ruminating on the intersection between literature and the natural world,
and the influences of writers such as Whitman and Emerson. Throughout,
Oliver is a messenger of curiosity and wonder, seeing her surroundings
with the eyes of a child and the wisdom of an elder.