The 40 Best Books of 2016

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, J.D. Vance (Harper)
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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, J.D. Vance (Harper)

Perhaps the biggest shock of the November election was Donald Trump’s dominant performance in the Rust Belt. In his new memoir, Marine Corps veteran and lawyer Vance looks at the poor white Midwestern Americans who are trying to make sense of a changing country that they think has forgotten them.

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