2013 Winter Reading Recommendations

The weather outside has turned frightful, which means it’s time to hunker down with a good book. Whether you seek a novel to get lost in, nonfiction to learn from or short stories and poetry that will get you thinking, we’ve got suggestions to get you through the cold, dark days ahead.

E. Ethelbert Miller’s Picks

  • Levels of Life

    By Julian Barnes

    Knopf

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  • Yarn: Remembering the Way Home

    By Kyoko Mori

    GemmaMedia

    Buy

  • The Blessing: A Memoir

    By Gregory Orr

    Council Oak Books

    Buy

  • Mad Dog Black Lady

    By Wanda. Coleman

    Black Sparrow Press

    Buy

  • Wash

    By Margaret Wrinkle

    Grove Press

    Buy

  • Barbara Hoffert’s Picks

  • Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press

    By Pete Hamill and Associated Press

    Harry N. Abrams

    Buy

  • Dark Lies the Island

    By Kevin Barry

    Graywolf Press

    Buy

  • The Lion Seeker

    By Kenneth Bonert

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Buy

  • Scratching the Ghost: Poems

    By Dexter L. Booth

    Graywolf Press

    Buy

  • Stay, Illusion: Poems

    By Lucie Brock-Broido

    Knopf

    Buy

  • Claire of the Sea Light

    By Edwidge Danticat

    Knopf

    Buy

  • Bellman & Black: A Novel

    By Diane Setterfield

    Atria/Emily Bestler Books

    Buy

  • The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

    By Bob Shacochis

    Atlantic Monthly Press

    Buy

  • Mary Kay Zuravleff’s Picks

  • Man Alive!: A Novel

    By Mary Kay Zuravleff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    Buy

  • The Interestings: A Novel

    By Meg Wolitzer

    Riverhead Books

    Buy

  • Tinderbox: A Novel

    By Lisa Gornick

    Sarah Crichton Books

    Buy

  • And the Mountains Echoed

    By Khaled Hosseini

    Riverhead Books

    Buy

  • The Leftovers

    By Tom Perrotta

    St. Martin's Press

    Buy

  • Tenth of December: Stories

    By George Saunders

    Random House

    Buy

  • The Color Master: Stories

    By Aimee Bender

    Doubleday

    Buy

  • Seraphina

    By Rachel Hartman

    Random House Books for Young Readers

    Buy

  • My Beloved World

    By Sonia Sotomayor

    Knopf

    Buy

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