The Wall Street Journal’s Best Books of 2016

Before the new year is ushered in, you may want to take a look at The Wall Street Journal’s best fiction and nonfiction books of 2016.  I was surprised to learn I hadn’t read even one of the books mentioned. Take look…


The Story of A Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
The Heart by Maylis DeKerangal
Oblivion by Sergei Lebedev
High Dive by Johnathon Lee
The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich
Eccentric Orbits by John Bloom
Code Warriors by Stephen Budiansky
The Vanishing Velazquez by Laura Cumming
In a Different Way by John Donvan and Caren Zucker
Abigail Adams: Letters by Abigail Adams and Edith Gelles, Editor
The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert J. Gordon
Harry & Arthur by Lawrence J. Haas
Black Hole Blues by Janna Levin


Barbara Loewengart

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