What a great list this year. Handicappers probably have Colson Whitehead as a lock for The Underground Railroad. If I had a vote I might cast it for Lydia Millett’s deeply intelligent, subversive and unnerving novel Sweet Lamb of Heaven… That is if two of the best novels Harper published this year weren’t also on the list. Complete list here.
- News of the World (9780062409201) by Paulette Jiles. $22.99 hardcover.
- Another Brooklyn (9780062359988) by Jacqueline Woodson $22.99 hardcover.
On the kids’ side, I was happy to see Sara Pennypacker’s Pax make the list. It’s one for the ages and deserves to win every everything this year.
- Pax (9780062377012) by Sara Pennypacker. $16.99 hardcover.