A tale of two sisters, Lisa See’s “Shanghai Girls” weaves an intimate, eventful plot into the fabric of China’s recent history.
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Ranked #68 in Books 100
Ranked #80 in Books 100
The 14 stories in Joyce Carol Oates’ “Dear Husband” tackle the suffocating and sometimes fatal nature of family ties.
Ranked #64 in Books 100
The complexities of love and hatred, truth and fiction, are managed with exquisite skill in “Shadow Tag” by Louise Erdrich.
“That Old Cape Magic”
Ranked #97 in Books 100
In “That Old Cape Magic,” Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo tackles the age-old fear of turning into one’s parents.
“Half Broke Horses”
Ranked #90 in Books 100
A story of origins and women, “Half Broke Horses” brings the author’s hardy, poker playing, schoolteacher grandmother to life.
Ranked #98 in Books 100
In “Model Home,” Eric Puchner’s debut novel, a suburban family faces the inevitable reality of the American dream.
“This Is Where I Leave You”
Ranked #69 in Books 100
Jonathan Tropper’s fifth novel reinvents the dysfunctional family with cutting one-liners and laugh-out-loud humor that, despite everything, brings out the best in his characters.
Ranked #27 in Books 100
In “The Believers,” a controversial attorney defends an alleged Muslim terrorist in court before falling into a coma, bringing out the best and worst in his manic-depressive family.
Ranked #38 in Books 100
Published less than a month after his death, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s memoir, “True Compass” pays homage to the family and political life he loved.
“Lies My Mother Never Told Me”
Ranked #53 in Books 100
Kaylie Jones struggles to emerge from the shadow of her father’s legacy after growing up with the likes of Kurt Vonnegut, James Baldwin, and Norman Mailer.