Aly's Best of the Year

Let's go on a journey, on a road trip, to the sea. Piecing together our parents' lives from diaries and notes. The ocean needs saving, our families need mending. The protagonists are so young or so old. There's a lot of Backman, but never enough. I hope you like thinking about adrenaline and time.

Aly, Brooklyn


 

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The Astonishing Color of After Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316464017
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

A Time Magazine 100 Best YA Books of All Time Selection

A stunning, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, love, and family, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng.


Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.

Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her


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Beartown: A Novel (Beartown Series) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501160776
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Published: Washington Square Press - February 6th, 2018

Now an HBO Original Series

“You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People

Named a Best Book of the Year by LibraryReads, BookBrowse, and Goodreads

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anxious People, a dazzling and profound novel about a small town with a big dream—a


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Us Against You: A Novel (Beartown Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501160806
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Published: Washington Square Press - March 5th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown returns with an unforgettable novel “about people—about strength and tribal loyalty and what we unwittingly do when trying to show our boys how to be men” (Jojo Moyes).

Have you ever seen a town fall? Ours did.
Have you ever seen a town rise?


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ISBN: 9780802158543
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Published: Grove Press - May 18th, 2021

A BOOKLIST EDITOR'S CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Ambitious and masterfully-wrought, Lauren Francis-Sharma's Book of the Little Axe is an incredible journey, spanning decades and oceans from Trinidad to the American West during the tumultuous days of warring colonial powers and westward expansion.


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Infinite Country: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982159474
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 5th, 2021

A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK and INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE 2021 NEW AMERICAN VOICES AWARD, LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL, AND A NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS “BIG READS” SELECTION

“A profound, beautiful novel.” —People * “Poignant.” —BuzzFeed


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By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609456702
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Published: Europa Editions - March 23rd, 2021

A BEST BOOK OF 2020
TIME MagazineThe AtlanticBook RiotElectric LiteratureThe New York Times (Notable Book of the Year)

The story of three women by a writer hailed by Haruki Murakami as Japan's most important contemporary novelist, WINNER OF THE AKUTAGAWA PRIZE.


Malibu Rising: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524798659
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 1st, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo . . .


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How to Order the Universe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781951142308
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Published: Tin House Books - February 16th, 2021

A San Francisco Chronicle and Southwest Review Best Book of the Year and A World Literature Today Notable Translation of the Year

“A dreamscape of a book. I adored this compelling, wise, and utterly unique coming-of-age tale.” —Tara Conklin


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Popisho: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374602451
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 20th, 2021

"Bold, iridescent... Dazzling and shocking... Ross’s lyrical, rhythmic writing is something to be savored... [Her] voice sings out loud and pure."
—Eowyn Ivey, The New York Times Book Review

An uproarious, sensual novel, Leone Ross's Popisho conjures a world where magic is everywhere, food is fate, politics are broken, and love awaits.


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Below the Edge of Darkness: A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525509240
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Published: Random House - July 27th, 2021

A pioneering marine biologist takes us down into the deep ocean to understand bioluminescence—the language of light that helps life communicate in the darkness—and what it tells us about the future of life on Earth in this “thrilling blend of hard science and high adventure” (The New York Times Book Review). 


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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki, author of The Book of Form and Emptiness

Finalist for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award

“A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.”


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Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures Farming the Ocean to Fight Climate Change Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101974322
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Published: Vintage - March 27th, 2020

JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER 
IACP Cookbook Award finalist

In the face of apocalyptic climate change, a former fisherman shares a bold and hopeful new vision for saving the planet: farming the ocean. Here Bren Smith—pioneer of regenerative ocean agriculture—introduces the world to a groundbreaking solution to the global climate crisis.
 


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Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501142543
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Published: Washington Square Press - February 7th, 2017

The New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Anxious People captivates readers with this “warm and satisfying” (People) story “about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisis…fans of Backman will find another winner in these pages” (Publishers


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The Last Graduate: A Novel (The Scholomance #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593128862
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Published: Del Rey - September 28th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The specter of graduation looms large as Naomi Novik’s groundbreaking, New York Times bestselling trilogy continues in the stunning sequel to A Deadly Education.


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Apples Never Fall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250220257
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 14th, 2021

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, comes Apples Never Fall, a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest.


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ISBN: 9781501115073
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Published: Washington Square Press - April 5th, 2016

A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove.

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend.