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Best Books of 2016 Selected by Library Staff: Part 3

January 11, 2017 | Book Buzz | Comments (2)

This is the third in our annual series of staff members' favourite books of the past year. This entry features fiction old and new, plus Trevor Noah's autobiography. 

Natalie:

Christodora

Christodora by Tim Murphy
eAudiobook
eBook

Tim Murphy's Christodora was amazing! The book follows New York City through the lives of one couple and their neighbours from the Tompkins Square Riots and attempts by activists to galvanize a true response to the AIDS epidemic, to a NYC of the future. One of the most compelling books of the year!

Reagan:


Sellout

The Sellout by Paul Beatty (Man Booker winner)!
Audiobook
eBook
Talking Book (restricted to Print Disabled patrons)

Marie:

Sinner man

Sinner Man by Lawrence Block
eBook

Lawrence Block's recently republished first novel about an amoral novel about a man who kills his wife in a drunken argument, and ends up with a new identity in Buffalo's seamy underbelly of organized crime. About identity, decisions and moral judgements. Block's trademark lyrical prose and dialogue pops off the page. Situations and characters preclude the cinematic sensibilities of Scorsese and Tarantino.

Elsa:

Translation of love Born a crime

Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake
eAudiobook
eBook

Born a Crime: Stories from an African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Audiobook
eBook
Talking Book (restricted to Print Disabled patrons)

 Jim:

The nix Perfume river

The Nix by Nathan Hill
Audiobook
eAudiobook
eBook
Talking Book (restricted to Print Disabled patrons)

A great book.

Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler
eAudiobook
eBook
Large Print
A story about two brothers who struggle to make peace with their past and the continuing impact the Vietnam War has on families. The book has some Toronto content as well.

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