The 40 Best Books of 2016

White Nights in Split Town City, Annie DeWitt (Tyrant)
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White Nights in Split Town City, Annie DeWitt (Tyrant)

New York indie press Tyrant Books continues its streak of putting out daring, original titles with Believer columnist DeWitt’s debut novel. The book follows Jean, a 12-year-old New England girl who’s left at loose ends when her mother disappears for the summer, and her unlikely friendships with a troubled boy and an elderly man.

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