Best Reads Of The Year, Picked By NPR Book Editor
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Petra Mayer’s Recommendations
- “Gideon the Ninth” by Tamsyn Muir
- “Women Talking” by Miriam Toews
- “Gods of Jade and Shadow” by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia
- “Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster” by Adam Higginbotham
- “One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America” by Gene Weingarten
- “Every Man Dies Alone” by Hans Fallada
- “Steel Crow Saga” by Paul Krueger
- “Any Old Diamonds” by KJ Charles
- “Queen of the Sea” by Dylan Meconis
- “Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion” by Jia Tolentino
- “In the Dream House: A Memoir” by Carmen Maria Machado
- “Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest” by Hanif Abdurraqib
- “Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast Food Kingdom” by Adam Chandler
- “When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History” by Massoud Hayoun
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