Named one of the Best Books of the Century by New York Magazine Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward ( Salvage the Bones, Sing, Unburied, Sing ) contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the risk of being a black man in the rural South. "We saw the lightning and that was the guns; and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came...
We always enjoy taking a look back at the pop culture that has withstood the test of time. Over the past month, we've explored some of the notable books and movies turning fifty, as well as books that came out a century ago. Now we remember ten memorable books turning ten.
As we countdown to 2020, we're publishing a series of ten of the best books of the past decade in ten different genres. 10 x 10! In order to finish by the end of 2019, we'll be packaging two genres together in this once-a-week series. This week's lists are Realistic Fiction and Memoir. Here are our picks for the ten best in each.