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Books Read 2016, alpha by author

Enchanted Islands, Allison Amend – fiction
Magnum Cycling, Guy Andrews – nonfiction
Brewing Revolution, Frank Appleton – nonfiction
The Throwback Special, Chris Bachelder – fiction
The Twilight Wife, A.J. Banner – fiction
Women Lovers, or The Third Woman, Natalie Clifford Barney – fiction
The Whale: A Love Story, Mark Beauregard – fiction
Fun Home, Alison Bechdel – nonfiction
Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South, Adrienne Berard – nonfiction
Notes From No Man’s Land, Eula Biss – nonfiction
Everybody Behaves Badly, Lesley M.M. Blume – nonfiction
The Art of History, Christopher Bram – nonfiction
Who Shot Sports, Gail Buckland – nonfiction
Death on the Riviera, John Bude – fiction
Addlands, Tom Bullough – fiction
Stephen King’s The Body, Aaron Burch – nonfiction
Jesus Out to Sea, James Lee Burke – fiction
The Hidden Lives of Owls, Leigh Calvez – nonfiction
Klee Wyck, Emily Carr – nonfiction
An American Story, Natale Caruso – fiction
Among the Wicked, Linda Castillo – fiction
The Wangs vs. the World, Jade Chang – fiction
Paraíso, Gordon Chaplin – fiction
Make Me, Lee Child – fiction
Personal, Lee Child – fiction
Maps to Anywhere, Bernard Cooper – nonfiction
Drawing Blood, Molly Crabapple – nonfiction
Universal Harvester, John Darnielle – fiction
The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion – nonfiction
Ithaca, Patrick Dillon – fiction
The After Party, Anton DiSclafani – fiction
The Motion of Puppets, Keith Donohue – fiction
Growing Up Twice, Aaron Kirk Douglas – nonfiction
The Mighty Currawongs, Brian Doyle – fiction
Mink River, Brian Doyle – fiction
Seed, Michael Edelson – fiction
Cerulean Blues, Katie Fallon – nonfiction
Origins of the Universe and What It All Means, Carole Firstman – nonfiction
Coyote America, Dan Flores – nonfiction
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Nick Flynn – nonfiction
Take Me to Paris, Johnny, John Foster – nonfiction
The Jolly Roger Social Club, Nick Foster – nonfiction
Mississippi Noir, ed. Tom Franklin – fiction
Yokainoshima: Island of Monsters, Charles Fréger – nonfiction
The Trespasser, Tana French – fiction
Fever at Dawn, Péter Gárdos – fiction
A Woman on the Edge of Time , Jeremy Gavron – nonfiction
The Penalty Area, Alain Gillot – fiction
Quicksand, Malin Persson Giolito – fiction
Hill, Jean Giono – fiction
The Bind, William Goldsmith – fiction
Playing Dead, Elizabeth Greenwood – nonfiction
Detroit Hustle, Amy Haimerl – nonfiction
Mon amie americaine, Michele Halberstadt – fiction
War and Turpentine, Stefan Hertmans – fiction
The Evening Road, Laird Hunt – fiction
A Robot in the Garden, Deborah Install – fiction
The House That Made Me, Grant Jarrett (ed.) – nonfiction
Jesus’ Son, Denis Johnson – fiction
Everything I Found on the Beach, Cynan Jones – fiction
Human Acts, Han Kang – fiction
Speaking American: How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: An Illustrated Guide, Josh Katz – nonfiction
The Stand, Stephen King – fiction
The Walking Dead: Compendium One, Robert Kirkman et al. – fiction
Lizards on the Mantel, Burros at the Door, Etta Koch & June Cooper Price – nonfiction
The Signal Flame, Andrew Krivák – fiction
Alligator Candy, David Kushner – nonfiction
Joe Gould’s Teeth, Jill Lepore – nonfiction
One Life, David Lida – fiction
A Distant Heartbeat, Eunice Lipton – nonfiction
A Giacometti Portrait, James Lord – nonfiction
La Sagouine, Antonine Maillet – fiction
Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely From Around the World, Yee-Lum Mak – nonfiction
A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura, Eileen Markey – nonfiction
Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About American’s Lingua Franca, John McWhorter – nonfiction
Monsters in Appalachia: Stories, Sheryl Monks – fiction
The Mindful Writer, Dinty W. Moore – nonfiction
The Girls in My Town, Angela Morales – nonfiction
Distant Light, Antonio Moresco – fiction
So Much for That Winter, Dorthe Nors – fiction
The Third Policeman, Flann O’Brien – fiction
Upstream: Essays, Mary Oliver – nonfiction
Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital, David Oshinsky – nonfiction
Riverine, Angela Palm – nonfiction
White Bone, Ridley Pearson – fiction
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter – fiction
A Very English Scandal, John Preston – nonfiction
A Wife of Noble Character, Yvonne Georgina Puig – fiction
Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land, Robert Michael Pyle – nonfiction
Portrait of Hemingway, Lillian Ross – nonfiction
The Spider and the Fly, Claudia Rowe – nonfiction
Lily and the Octopus, Steven Rowley – fiction
Cabo de Gata, Eugen Ruge – fiction
Idaho, Emily Ruskovich – fiction
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, Jennifer Ryan – fiction
Fire Line, Fernanda Santos – nonfiction
Gamechangers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History, Molly Schiot – nonfiction
Fever Dream, Samanta Schweblin – fiction
Gods, Wasps and Stranglers, Mike Shanahan – nonfiction
The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution, Bryan Shih & Yohuru Williams – nonfiction
The Delicacy and Strength of Lace, Leslie Marmon Silko, James Wright, Anne Wright – nonfiction
Paul Smith’s Cycling Scrapbook – nonfiction
A Sense of Place, Wallace Stegner – nonfiction
Sea of Cortez, John Steinbeck & Edward F. Ricketts – nonfiction
Cascadia, ed. Frank Stewart & Trevor Carolan – mixed
Love From Boy, ed. Donald Sturrock – nonfiction
Sixty Degrees North, Malachy Tallack – nonfiction
Beijing Comrades, Bei Tong – fiction
American Heiress, Jeffrey Toobin – nonfiction
A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles – fiction
Vinegar Girl, Anne Tyler – fiction
Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance – nonfiction
The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult, Jerald Walker – nonfiction
The Fire This Time, ed. Jesmyn Ward – nonfiction
This Is Where You Belong, Melody Warnick – nonfiction
Modern Death, Haider Warraich – nonfiction
Gone Til November, Lil Wayne – nonfiction
The Hour of Land, Terry Tempest Williams – nonfiction
Turkish Delight, Jan Wolkers – fiction
Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson – fiction
The Song Poet, Kao Kalia Yang – nonfiction
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak – fiction

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