“In One Person” by John Irving (Simon & Schuster, $28) In his most political work since the late 1980s, John Irving explores the tragicomic story spanning half a century of one man’s life as a “sexual suspect.” “In One
Person” is a compelling, intimate and unforgettable portrait of a bisexual man longing to make himself worthwhile.
“One Shot at Forever” by Chris Ballard (Hyperion, $24.99) In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois defied convention and beat the odds, making an improbable run to the state final, beating
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larger, more established teams all along the way. In this engaging narrative, Ballard revisits the team and its history-making streak, offering a testament to the power of high school sports to shape the lives of those who play them.
1. "When the Sirens Were Silent" by Mike Smith
2. "Caleb’s Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks
3. "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier" by Ree Drummond
4. "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James
5. "Three Novels of New York" by Edith Wharton
6. "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson" by Robert Caro
7. "Warnings" by Mike Smith
8. "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen
9. "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett
10. "Home" by Toni Morrison
Source: Watermark Books & Cafe