Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of the Year

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Barnes & Noble has released the finalists in the running to be labeled their Book of the Year. The 12 books include children’s fiction, new nonfiction from the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, historical fiction, a cookbook, and more. The authors are a diverse mix of veterans with some newbies mixed in.

Here are a few of Barnes & Noble’s best books of the year:

cover of Yellowface (B&N Exclusive Edition) by R. F. Kuang

Yellowface by R. F. Kuang

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin

The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters

Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward

For the full list, visit Barnes & Noble’s site.

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