What are the best NY Times notable books of 2017?

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    #1A Kind of Freedom

    A Kind of Freedom

    A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexto is a domestic fiction novel originally published in August 2017. This book was nominated for the National Book Award 2017 and it won the New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice.

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    Jack Cole
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is such a amazing book. This book really focuses on the high and lows of life and how people deal with them. Once you start this book you will not be able to put it down. It will force you to read it cover to cover to find out the ending to this amazing book. Go out, buy this book today."
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    #2We Were Eight Years in Power

    We Were Eight Years in Power
    We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates is an autobiography novel originally published in October 2017. This book was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work and PEN/Jean Stein Book Award.
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    Albert Hansen
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Great autobiography, very interesting story. Actually recommended it to a friend after reading it. "
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    #3Anything Is Possible

    Anything Is Possible
    Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout is a domestic fiction novel originally published in April 2017. This book explores the daily struggles of people and how deep the impact of emotion is in our lives.
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    Kenneth Harris
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book is definitely one of the better books I've read this year. The book is about raw stories of people living in suburban America though their stories are extremely compelling despite being based on fiction. The novel could definitely be transformed into a motion picture drama because the stories are so rich and mesmerizing. I definitely recommend this book as part of anyone's collection of novels to read for the year. "
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    #4A Horse Walks into a Bar

    A Horse Walks into a Bar

    A Horse Walks into a Bar is a novel written by David Grossman and it was originally published in 2014. This book won the Man Booker International Prize and it was also nominated for the PEN Translation Prize awards.

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    Shreyas Chavan
    Written on April 16, 2018
    " This book won the Man Booker International Prize and it was also nominated for the PEN Translation Prize awards."
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    #5The Essex Serpent

    The Essex Serpent

    The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry is a historical fiction novel originally published in May 2016. This book won in the British Book Awards for the Book of the Year and Fiction Book of the Year categories.

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    Rebecca Dixon
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A fabulous summer read...If Middlemarch heroine Dorothea Brooke had heard of dinosaurs, she might have gone tromping through the salt marshes with Cora Seaborne"
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    #6Exit West

    Exit West

    Exit West by Mohsin Hamid is a political fiction novel originally published in February 2017. This book was nominated for Booker Prize, Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Fiction, and National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.

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    Patrick Stewart
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Exit West is a great book that was on the list of best NY Times notable books of 2017. Well-written and engaging, Exit West is an enjoyable reading experience. Couldn't put it down after starting."
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    #74 3 2 1

    4 3 2 1

    4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster is a fiction novel originally published in 2017. This book tells the story of Archibald Isaac Ferguson and the four simultaneous paths of life he had to live. 4 3 2 1 was nominated for Booker Prize.

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    George Ramirez
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #8Stay with Me: A Novel

    Stay with Me: A Novel

    Stay With Me is a young adult philosophical novel written by Puerto Rican author Sandra Rodriguez Barron originally published in November 2010. It is about five persons connect by a colorful past. Famous Puerto Rican author Isabel Allende has praised this work.

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    Adam Carr
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I found this novel quite touching, as it tells a deep and relatable story. It grasped my attention from beginning to end, definitely would recommend. It's easily one of the most notable books of the year."
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    #9The Glass Universe

    The Glass Universe

    The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars is a non-fiction book written by the New York Times Bestselling author Dava Sobel. This was originally published in 2016.

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    Rakesh Dutta
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Interesting book, it tells the story of women astronomers and what the discovered. Very well written. "
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    #10Pachinko

    Pachinko
    Pachinko is a historical fiction novel by Min Jin Lee which follows a Korean family through different generations which finds its way to Japan as a family in exile from its homeland. It was a National Book Award Finalist for Fiction in 2017.
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    Peter Price
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I love this book. Highlights the plight of koreans who are living in Japan. It really touched me, and not many books do."
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    #11The North Water

    The North Water

    The North Water by Ian McGuire is a fiction novel originally published in February 2016. This book focuses on the bloody and ruthless killing of whales in the waters of the North. It won the Chicago Tribune Best Books of the Year 2017.

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    Randy Pearson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "While the plot was a bit questionable to me at first, the feedback is quite positive and it's also at a fair price. I have a feeling this novel may also have a positive ending and general message for the writer. "

Summary

Best What are the best NY Times notable books of 2017
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A Kind of FreedomBooks 43 Paid
2We Were Eight Years in PowerBooks 39 Paid
3Anything Is PossibleBooks 38 Paid
4A Horse Walks into a BarBooks 33 Paid
5The Essex SerpentBooks 32 Paid
6Exit WestBooks 31 Paid
74 3 2 1Books 28 Paid
8Stay with Me: A NovelBooks 26 Paid
9The Glass UniverseBooks 17 Paid
10Pachinko Books 1 Paid
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