Best Books of the Year: Critical Linking, October 31, 2016

Today’s Critical Linking is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com

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In our top 10, you’ll find Nobel winner Svetlana Alexievich’s Secondhand Time, Garth Greenwell’s brilliant and intense debut novel, What Belongs to You, and Matthew Desmond’s Evicted, a gripping study of the impact of eviction on poverty-stricken families.

Little early for Best Books of the Year lists, but here we go.


This syllabus project contributes to the already substantial work of the Sacred Stones Camp, Red Warrior Camp, and the Oceti Sakowin Camp to resist the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens traditional and treaty-guaranteed Great Sioux Nation territory.

A reading list for understanding what’s happening with the Dakota Access Pipeline.


This March, Gillian Anderson, a.k.a. The X-Files’ Agent Scully, will release We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, written with journalist Jennifer Nadel. The two women created the 300-plus page tome as a tool for young women to address what they see as an epidemic of low self-esteem.

Scully is writing a feminist manifesto? GIMME.


Barnes & Noble gave up its Nook brand a couple years ago and opted to instead co-brand other manufacturers’ tablets with the Nook name. Now it seems the bookstore chain will once again release its own new Nook, called the Nook Tablet 7.

Well ok then.

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