The literature that brought dapples of joy and magic to an otherwise depressing year.
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The author's response to the Harvard Gazette interviewer has garnered much praise on Twitter.
"I'm telling you: It's one of those books I could not put down."
We asked experts and book lovers for some tips.
Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. Golden Hill by Francis Spufford "A first-rate entertainment
The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg "Especially timely given the recent saber-rattling
Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.
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The Secret Watcher of Summit Avenue by Mark Morlock "Warmly nostalgic without giving in to saccharine oversentimentality