Best Books 2017 by The Washington Post

The Washington Post’s annual survey of the best books in 2017.

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Title: Behave

" --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times "Hands-down one of the best books I've read in years. I loved it." --Dina Temple-Raston, The Washington Post "It's no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I've ever read.
Author(s): Robert M. Sapolsky
ISBN 13: 9781594205071
Pages: 800
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Title: The Future is History

Putin's bestselling biographer reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy.
Author(s): Masha Gessen
ISBN 13: 9781594634536
Pages: 528
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Title: I Cant Breathe

"Explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police"--
Author(s): Matt Taibbi
ISBN 13: 9780812988840
Pages: 336
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Title: I Was Told to Come Alone

"The journalist who broke the "Jihadi John" story draws on her personal experience to bridge the gap between the Muslim world and the West and explain the rise of Islamic radicalism Souad Mekhennet has lived her entire life between worlds.
Author(s): Souad Mekhennet
ISBN 13: 9781627798976
Pages: 368
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Title: Less

"--Ron Charles, Washington Post "Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."--Christopher Buckley, New York Times Book Review Who says you can't run away from your problems?
Author(s): Andrew Sean Greer
ISBN 13: 9780316316125
Pages: 272
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo

"--Harper's Magazine "The novel beats with a present-day urgency--a nation at war with itself, the unbearable grief of a father who has lost a child, and a howling congregation of ghosts, as divided in death as in life, unwilling to move on ...
Author(s): George Saunders
ISBN 13: 9780812995343
Pages: 368
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Title: The Power

One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of 2017A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2017One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of 2017An NPR Best Book of 2017One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of 2017A Bustle Best Book of ...
Author(s): Naomi Alderman
ISBN 13: 9780316547611
Pages: 400
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Title: Saints for All Occasions

"A sweeping novel about two sisters--one the matriarch of a boisterous Irish Catholic family, the other a cloistered nun, hidden from the world--and the secret that drove them apart"--
Author(s): J. Courtney Sullivan
ISBN 13: 9780307959577
Pages: 352
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Title: Sing, Unburied, Sing

"A searing and profound Southern odyssey through Mississippi's past and present"--
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN 13: 9781501126062
Pages: 304
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