Lists and Suggestions

List: Big Books Worth the Investment

Jeffers, Honorée Fanonne, 1967- author.

The great scholar, W. E. B. Du Bois, once wrote about what he called "Double Consciousness,&quo... More

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977- author.

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beaut... More

Powers, Richard, 1957- author.

A novel of activism and natural-world power presents interlocking fables about nine remarkable stran... More

James, Marlon, 1970- author.

On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to... More

Catton, Eleanor, 1985- author.

This novel is a murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand... More

Keefe, Patrick Radden, 1976- author.

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty presents a portrait of three generations o... More

Wilkerson, Isabel.

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronic... More

Tartt, Donna, author.

Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he arrived at Hampeden ... More

Hadlow, Janice, author.

What if Mary Bennet's life took a different path from that laid out for her in Pride and Prejud... More

French, Tana, author.

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends ... More

Atkinson, Kate.

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies b... More

Jemisin, N. K.

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash t... More

King, Stephen, 1947-

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and w... More

Yanagihara, Hanya.

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they... More

Wallace, David Foster.

A spoof on our culture featuring a drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation house near Boston. The center bec... More

Mantel, Hilary, 1952-

Assuming the power recently lost by the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell counsels a mercur... More