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12/31/2021: Washington Post critic Ron Charles chooses his favorite books of the year.

Reviews and recommendations from Washington Post book critic Ron Charles.
Before we say goodbye to 2021, I want to recommend my 10 favorite novels of the year...

with links to his glowing reviews!

Books: 
Black Buck Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358627982
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - January 18th, 2022

Mateo Askaripour’s ‘Black Buck’ is an irresistible comic novel about the tenacity of racism in corporate America.
The entire review here.

 


Damnation Spring Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982144401
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

‘Damnation Spring’ beautifully explores the human cost of environmental damage.
The entire review here.


The Sentence Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

‘The Sentence’ is among Louise Erdrich’s most magical novels.
The entire review here.


Crossroads: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374181178
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021

Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Crossroads’ represents a marked evolution in a dazzling career.
The review here.


The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Oprah's Book Club Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062942937
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Published: Harper - August 24th, 2021

‘The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois’ is the kind of brilliant epic that comes around only once in a decade.
The review here.


Small Things Like These Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802158741
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Published: Grove Press - November 30th, 2021

‘Small Things Like These’ reads like a Christmas classic.
The review here.


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Fake Accounts: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646221240
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Catapult - February 8th, 2022

Two authors expose the deceptive, self-aggrandizing absurdity of online life.
The review here.


Fake Accounts Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226929
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Published: Catapult - February 2nd, 2021

Two authors expose the deceptive, self-aggrandizing absurdity of online life.
The review here.


Gold Diggers: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984882035
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Published: Penguin Press - April 6th, 2021

Sanjena Sathian’s ‘Gold Diggers’ is a witty social satire with a dash of magic.
The review here.


The Chosen and the Beautiful Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250784780
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tordotcom - June 1st, 2021

Nghi Vo’s demonic adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ might be — gasp — jazzier than the original.
The review here.


Still Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330753
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 2nd, 2021

Sarah Winman’s ‘Still Life’ feels like a Saturday night among old friends.
The review here.