New York Times™ list of ten best books of 2015

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Title: The Door

The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungarys Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magdas housekeeper and she has taken control over Magdas household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of loveat least until Magdas long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation.
Author(s): Magda Szabo
ISBN 13: 9781590177716
Pages: 288
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Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women

That's it. Flat out. No mitigating conditions." --Paul Metcalf A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin.
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN 13: 9780374202392
Pages: 432
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Title: Outline

An innovative novel captures 10 conversations involving the narrator, a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during one oppressively hot summer in Athens.
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN 13: 9780374228347
Pages: 256
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Title: The Sellout

A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality―the black Chinese restaurant.
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN 13: 9780374260507
Pages: 304
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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: Between the World and Me

A bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" (The New York Observer) "This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must ...
Author(s): Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN 13: 9780812993547
Pages: 152
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Title: Empire of Cotton

The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven Beckerts rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the worlds most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in the 1780s, these men captured ancient trades and skills in Asia, and combined them with the expropriation of lands in the Americas and the enslavement of African workers to crucially reshape the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia, and how industrial capitalism gave birth to an empire, and how this force transformed the world.
Author(s): Sven Beckert
ISBN 13: 9780375414145
Pages: 640
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Title: H Is for Hawk

An award-winning best-seller from the UK recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery.
Author(s): Helen Macdonald
ISBN 13: 9780802123411
Pages: 288
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Title: The Invention of Nature

Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his investigation of wild environments around the world; his discoveries of similarities between climate zones on different continents; his prediction of human-induced ...
Author(s): Andrea Wulf
ISBN 13: 9780385350662
Pages: 496
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Title: One of Us

An account of the 2011 massacre in Norway delves into the killer's troubled childhood to trace his descent from a privileged and gifted youth to a terrorist, offering insights into his radical beliefs against a backdrop of the country's ...
Author(s): Asne Seierstad
ISBN 13: 9780374277895
Pages: 544
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