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Staff Picks 2017

POPULAR FICTION

 

The After Party by Anton DiSclafani

The Assistants by Camille Perri

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray

The Dinner Party by Brenda Janowitz

Ghost Hampton by Ken McGorry

The Girls by Emma Cline

Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

Invincible Summer by Alice Adams

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Magnate by Joanna Shupe

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen

Obsession by Nora Roberts

On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman

Paris for One by Jojo Moyes

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz

The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg

 

LITERARY FICTION

 

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Belgravia by Julian Fellowes

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

The Course of Love by Alain de Botton

Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo

The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

The Nix by Nathan Hill

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann

 

MYSTERY/THRILLER

 

The Black Widow by Daniel Silva

Celine by Peter Heller

Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

Escape Clause by John Sandford

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Fatal by John Lescroart

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

Maestra by L.Hilton

Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

No Man’s Land by David Baldacci

Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen

Redemption Road by John Hart

The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

The Travelers by Chris Pavone

The Trespasser by Tana French

The Whistler by John Grisham

The Widow by Fiona Barton

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

 

And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer

City of Secrets by Stewart O'Nan

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Hero of France by Alan Furst

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Karolina’s Twins by Ronald Balson

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

American Heiress by Jeffey Toobin

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

Good Vibrations by Mike Love

Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep by Michael Schulman

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi

The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home by Sally Mott Freeman

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Paul McCartney by Philip Norman

The Pigeon Tunnel by John Le Carre

The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

Superficial by Andy Cohen

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

They’re Playing Our Song by Carole Bayer Sager

 

N0N-FICTION

 

Eleanor and Hick by Susan Quinn

The Firebrand and the First Lady by Patricia Bell-Scott

First Dads by Joshua Kendall

Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich

The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper

Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt

Rogue Heroes by Ben Macintyre

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich

South and West From a Notebook by Joan Didion

Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick