The best books of 2017Not surprisingly, the year brought us fiction exploring contentious issues that made us look within ourselves, such as “A Book of American Martyrs” or the National Book Award-winning novel “Sing, Unburied, Sing.” At the same time, non-fiction books ranging from “The Evangelicals” to “Ali: A Life” asked us consider what it is like to live in America — and showed us how much room for improvement there still is. Here are some of the must-reads of 2017.
"4 3 2 1"
By Paul Auster (Henry Holt)
This multitiered examination of fate presents four parallel versions of Archie Ferguson, who shares aspects of Auster's life. ---
"The Accomplished Guest"
By Ann Beattie (Scribner)
In this collection of 13 stories, the stark indignities of aging, friends reuniting, loneliness and travel are common threads.
The winner of the most prestigious award in fiction publishing will be revealed on Tuesday when this year’s Man Booker prize is announced. The six finalists, three men and three women, couldn’t be more different: three debut novelists are up against veterans such as Paul Auster with his 20th book, while Mohsin Hamid and Ali Smith have been shortlisted before — in fact, Autumn represents Smith’s fourth appearance on the list.
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