17 Books you should consider this Christmas

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The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
Cristina Henríquez’s debut novel tells the story of immigration in America by following the lives two teenagers in love and their families.

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Euphoria by Lily King
Euphoria is a historical novel that imagines the details of iconic anthropologist Margaret Meade’s love triangle while researching in New Guinea.

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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fictional account of turbulent times in Jamaica that begins with the 1976 assassination attempt on Bob Marley and spans three decades.

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The Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
The beloved science fiction author is back with a collection of short stories.

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Thrown by Kerry Howley
Essayist Kerry Howley’s debut book is an engrossing work of literary nonfiction told from the perspective of a philosophy student who immerses herself in the world of mixed martial arts.

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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Surgeon Atul Gawande examines our broken healthcare system — particularly people who need longterm care.http_mashable.comwp-contentgallerybooks-201471rzq6po-ul

Texts From Jane Eyre by Mallor Ortberg
The Toast editor Mallory Ortberg imagines modern conversations with famous literary characters.

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Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
Roxanne Gay’s collection of essays is a hilarious, inclusive take on modern feminist theory.

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The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
This posthumous collection of writing from Marina Keegan, a promising young writer whose life was cut tragically short 5 days after her college graduation.

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Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals by Patricia Lockwood
Twitter’s favorite poet released a hilarious new collection this year.

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Ng’s debut novel tells the story of a Chinese-American family in the 1970s after their daughter’s body is found at the bottom of a lake.

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One More Thing by B.J. Novak
The Office’s B.J. Novak’s charming book of stories shows promise for his post-Dunder Mifflin life.

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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs
Hobbs examines race and class in America by telling the story of Robert Peace, a young man with a promising future whose life was cut tragically short.

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Murakami’s latest novel follows a 36 year old man on a quest to seek answers from people who rejected him in the past.

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Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
The the true story of Wall Street rebels who trying to fix a market rigged to benefit insiders.

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Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Poet Claudia Rankine latest book is a powerful examination of race and privilege.

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Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
The girl behind Girls covers all the topics you would expect — her career, sex, therapy, friendship, body image, and existential dread in her collection of essays.

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Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton
Heti, Julavits and Shapton polled 639 women about their relationship with clothing. It’s less a book about fashion and more a book that uses fashion and an entry point to explore the lives of women across the world.

 

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