BBC’s™ Top Ten Best Books of 2015

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Title: M Train

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee presents reflections on her inner life from the unique perspectives of the cafes and cultural haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. --Publisher's description.
Author(s): Patti Smith
ISBN 13: 9781101875100
Pages: 272
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Title: Ordinary Light

From the dazzlingly original Pulitzer Prize-winning poet hailed for her extraordinary range and ambition (The New York Times Book Review): a quietly potent memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter.
Author(s): Tracy K. Smith
ISBN 13: 9780307962669
Pages: 368
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Title: The Tsar of Love and Techno

A collection of interwoven tales explores themes of family, sacrifice, war, and the redemptive power of art.
Author(s): Anthony Marra
ISBN 13: 9780770436438
Pages: 256
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Title: The Sunken Cathedral: A Novel

From the National Book Award nominee and author of the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling A Short History of Women, a deeply moving, lyrical, ominous, and unexpectedly funny (Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers) novel that follows a cast of characters as they negotiate one of Manhattans swiftly changing neighborhoods, extreme weather, and the unease of twenty-first-century life.
Author(s): lKate Walbert
ISBN 13: 9781476799322
Pages: 224
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Title: Thirteen Ways of Looking: Fiction

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review NPR Los Angeles Times The Boston Globe The Seattle Times The Independent In such acclaimed novels as Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, National Book Awardwinning author Colum McCann has transfixed readers with his precision, tenderness, and authority. Now, in his first collection of short fiction in more than a decade, McCann charts the territory of chance, and the profound and intimate consequences of even our smallest moments.
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN 13: 9780812996722
Pages: 256
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Title: The Complete Stories

Clarice Lispector's Complete Stories, 85 in all, are an epiphany, among the important books of this—or any—year
Author(s): Clarice Lispector
ISBN 13: 9780811219631
Pages: 640
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Title: Golden Age

"The third book of a trilogy about a farm family from Iowa, which takes them from the late 1980s through the present and into the future."--
Author(s): Jane Smiley
ISBN 13: 9780307700346
Pages: 384
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four

Nothing quite like this has ever been published before, proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Its author was dubbed "one of the great novelists of our time" by the New York Times Book Review. This fourth and final installment in the series raises the bar even higher and indeed confirms Elena Ferrante as one of the world's best living storytellers.
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN 13: 9781609452865
Pages: 480
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Title: Fortune Smiles: Stories

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, The Orphan Masters Son, Adam Johnson is one of Americas most provocative and powerful authors. Critics have compared him to Kurt Vonnegut, David Mitchell, and George Saunders, but Johnsons new book will only further his reputation as one of our most original writers. Subtly surreal, darkly comic, both hilarious and heartbreaking, Fortune Smiles is a major collection of stories that gives voice to the perspectives we dont often hear, while offering something rare in fiction: a new way of looking at the world.
Author(s): Adam Johnson
ISBN 13: 9780812997477
Pages: 320
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Title: Gold Fame Citrus

In 2012, Claire Vaye Watkins's story collection, Battleborn, swept nearly every award for short fiction.
Author(s): Claire Vaye Watkins
ISBN 13: 9781594634239
Pages: 352
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