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Best of 2016

December 1, 2016

It's December, which means it's time for "best of" lists everywhere you look. Hurray!

Here are my top picks of 2016, in a variety of categories:

BEST BIOGRAPHY: a long-awaited profile of the underrated Shirley Jackson

BEST MEMOIR: an exuberant and joyful look at an unusual New York childhood

BEST FICTION: behold the zeitgeist

BEST SHORT STORIES: ruefully funny snapshots of 1970's Florida

BEST COOKBOOK: vintage and modern Appalachian recipes, with fascinating accompanying essays about the region

BEST DOCUMENTARY: the unexpectedly optimistic Michael Moore film 

BEST FEATURE FILM: a poignant tale of growing up, told through the lens of an improv comedy troupe


beth winter


Beth works in the Collection Development department.  She loves short stories, memoirs, documentary films, and cookbooks.  Her favorite things about working at the library are knowing in advance about all the new releases and the easy access to her library holds.