From sprawling family sagas, to insightful essays on modern life, here are the reads that had us laughing, thinking and talking this year.
Best books 2016
Do Not Say We Have Nothing, $35
Madeleine Thein’s latest follows two families as they move from the Shanghai Music Conservatory during the Cultural Revolution to Beijing during the Tiananmen Square massacre to present-day Vancouver. It’s also the year’s most decorated novel, shortlisted for the Booker and snagging the Giller Prize and Governor General’s Award.
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