Top 10 Best Books 2015 list by Publisher Weekly™

  Top 10 Best Books 2015 list by Publisher Weekly™

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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: 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: 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: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Barbarian Days is William Finnegans memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our nosesoff the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships annealed in challenging waves.
Author(s): William Finnegan
ISBN 13: 9781594203473
Pages: 464
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Title: Delicious Foods

In Delicious Foods, James Hannaham tells the gripping story of three unforgettable characters: a mother, her son, and the drug that threatens to destroy them.
Author(s): James Hannaham
ISBN 13: 9780316284943
Pages: 384
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Title: Imperium

A satirical indictment of extremism follows the exploits of a radical vegetarian and nudist from Nuremberg who voyages to 1902's Bismarck Archipelago to establish a colony based on the worship of the sun and coconuts.
Author(s): Christian Kracht
ISBN 13: 9780374175245
Pages: 192
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Title: Beauty Is a Wound

The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star.
Author(s): Eka Kurniawan
ISBN 13: 9780811223638
Pages: 384
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Title: Crow Fair

The author of the critically acclaimed Gallatin Canyon presents his first collection in nine years that, set in Big Sky country, celebrates his unique wit and way with words as a cast of unforgettable characters deal with many challenges ...
Author(s): Thomas McGuane
ISBN 13: 9780385350198
Pages: 288
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Title: The Argonauts

This story, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making.
Author(s): Maggie Nelson
ISBN 13: 9781555977078
Pages: 160
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Title: Black Earth

Presents a history of the Holocaust that offers insights into Hitler's genocidal views and the partisan groups who supported Jewish targets, arguing that wrong conclusions about the Holocaust are compromising the world's future.
Author(s): Timothy Snyder
ISBN 13: 9781101903452
Pages: 464
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