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Best Books of 2015: Best of the Best-of Lists - WSJ.com

Best Books of 2015 Best of the Best-of Lists<p>A compilation of books cited on multiple year-end lists<p>Published Dec. 8, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET<p>Your Friend’s Reading List<p>We've loaded your friend's reading list here. These books were part of The Wall Street Journal's Best Books of 2015 compilation.<p>Clear …

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The 10 Best YA Books of 2014

This has been a very good year for young-adult fiction.<p>As the movies adaptations of YA books like <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i> and <i>Maze Runner</i> became big …

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb

• <b>Author:</b> Melanie Benjamin<p>BONUS: This edition contains a timeline, an interview with Melanie Benjamin, and an excerpt from Melanie Benjamin's <i>Alice I Have Been</i>.<p><b>For anyone who loves the historical novels of Sara Gruen, Geraldine Brooks, and E. L. Doctorow, a barnstorming tale of an irrepressible,</b> …

Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch

• <b>Author:</b> Haywood Smith<p>Southern housewife Linwood Breedlove Scott was happily content in her comfortable, complacent thirty-year marriage, but when her husband cleans out their bank accounts and runs off with a stripper, her life takes a hilarious, yet touching, right turn into reality. With no place …

A Sudden Light

• <b>Author:</b> Garth Stein<p>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling “witty, atmospheric” (<i>People</i>) story of a once powerful American family, and the price that must be paid by the heirs as they struggle for redemption: “A captivating page-turner” (<i>Star Tribune</i>, Minneapolis).<p>Twenty-three years after the fateful summer …

Meridian

• <b>Author:</b> Alice Walker<p><b>“A classic novel of both feminism and the Civil Rights movement” in 1960s Atlanta by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple (Ms.).</b> As she approaches the end of her teen years, Meridian Hill has already married, divorced, and given birth to a son. She’s looking for …

All Fall Down

• <b>Author:</b> Jennifer Weiner<p>From a #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author comes her “best book yet” (<i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i>),a “compulsively readable” novel that shows “there’s no doubt Weiner knows how to deliver a certain kind of story, and well” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).<p>Allison Weiss got her …

Eloise

• <b>Author:</b> Judy Finnigan<p><i>She was a daughter, a wife, a mother. She was my friend.</i> But what secrets did Eloise take to her grave?<br>After her best friend Eloise dies from breast cancer, Cathy is devastated. But then Cathy begins to have disturbing dreams that imply Eloise's death was not all it seems.<p>With …

Three Bargains: A Novel

• <b>Author:</b> Tania Malik<p>A tale of fathers and sons, the ties that bind, and the barriers of class that even love cannot break, Three Bargains is a stunning first novel, as potent, heart-stopping, and epic as Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner.<br>By the banks of the River Yamuna in northern India, where rice …