Davi's Best of the Year

My year in reading took me all over the globe: to a Cambodian-American community in the California of my adolescence, to Sri Lanka, Dublin, Japan, Puerto Rico... I even set foot in Idaho, something I vowed as a toddler never to do. My favorite and most impactful read of the year brought me into my own city, New York, into a series of homeless shelters and into the lives of an unforgettable family in Invisible Child, an astounding feat of immersive journalism from Andrea Elliott. It's an indispensable New York story.

Davi, Brooklyn


 

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A Passage North: A Novel By Anuk Arudpragasam Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780593230701
Published: Hogarth - July 13th, 2021

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE • A young man journeys into Sri Lanka’s war-torn north in this searing novel of longing, loss, and the legacy of war from the author of The Story of a Brief Marriage.
 
“A novel of tragic power and uncommon beauty.”—Anthony Marra


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A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
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Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A sweeping, genre-bending “masterpiece” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) exploring Black art, music, and culture in all their glory and complexity—from Soul Train, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé


Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385545686
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Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE NOMINEE A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin.


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Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A Barack Obama Favorite * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more

“If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Wash


Boricuas: Influential Puerto Rican Writings--An Anthology By Roberto Santiago (Editor) Cover Image
By Roberto Santiago (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345395023
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Published: One World - September 11th, 1995

MANY CULTURES * ONE WORLD
"Boricua is what Puerto Ricans call one another as a term of endearment, respect, and cultural affirmation; it is a timeless declaration that transcends gender and color. Boricua is a powerful word that tells the origin and history of the Puerto Rican people."
--From the Introduction


Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg: One Comedian's Tour of Not-Quite-the-Biggest Cities in the World By Todd Barry Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501117435
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Published: Gallery Books - October 10th, 2017

“With this charming, sardonic debut, stand up comedian and actor Todd Barry makes readers laugh as hard as the audiences at his shows” (Publishers Weekly) in this hilarious book of travel essays from his time on tour in the US, Canada, and Israel.

Hello. It’s Todd Barry. Yes, the massively famous comedian.


Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City (Pulitzer Prize Winner) By Andrea Elliott Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780812986945
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Published: Random House - October 5th, 2021

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A “vivid and devastating” (The New York Times) portrait of an indomitable girl—from acclaimed journalist Andrea Elliott


Afterparties: Stories By Anthony Veasna So Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063049901
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Published: Ecco - August 3rd, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE’S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK 

WINNER OF THE FERRO-GRUMLEY AWARD FOR LGBTQ FICTION


Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel By Sally Rooney Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602604
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 7th, 2021

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Beautiful World, Where Are You
is a new novel by Sally Rooney, the bestselling author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends.


The Devotion of Suspect X: A Detective Galileo Novel (Detective Galileo Series #1) By Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith (Translated by) Cover Image
By Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250002693
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 28th, 2012

Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor.