The 40 Best Books of 2016

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Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter (Graywolf)
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Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter (Graywolf)

The debut novel from London author Porter is barely 100 pages long, but it packs in more emotional resonance than many books five times its length. It’s the story of an English scholar forced to deal with the sudden loss of his wife, and the mysterious bird that starts to visit him and his two young boys.

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