We often encourage our community to visit us with their favorite books for a bit of quiet comfort and uninterrupted reading time, the result being hundreds of amazing book recommendations. While there is no specific genre we celebrate above others, we did receive a remarkable amount of fiction recommendations in 2017. As gifting season approaches, perhaps you can consider one of these compelling novels that have been seen in many a clutched hand throughout the course of this year.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan uses her latest novel to explore New York’s seafaring days of yore from the Depression up to WWII. If you love tales of brooding sailors, murderous exploits, and questionable oceanic escapes, this is the novel for you.
Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss
This human drama features two fascinating, mature characters, both New Yorkers, whose lives are forever changed after a trip to Israel. This novel has been touted as one of the most moving novels of 2017.
Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzin
This candid snapshot of the Los Angeles area post-Rodney King riot, features an adolescent protagonist, based on the author, navigating a wild Los Angeles, bustling with B-movie stars, Topanga Canyon spiritual warriors and all the mystique of 90s Hollywood.
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