The 40 Best Books of 2016

The Throwback Special, Chris Bachelder (Norton)
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The Throwback Special, Chris Bachelder (Norton)

In his books Bear vs. Shark and Abbott Awaits, Bachelder introduced readers to his deft mix of humor and pathos. There’s more of that in his latest, a novel about 22 men who meet each fall to re-enact one of the most notorious moments in NFL history: The 1985 game in which Joe Theismann’s leg was broken by Lawrence Taylor.

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