Best Nonfiction of the Year: Critical Linking, December 5

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This list of holiday books recommendations includes, for the first time, the year’s best books. Join us in celebrating the best nonfiction of 2017, in alphabetical order by author, below.

The LA Times has picked the best nonfiction of 2017.


A year ago, an Italian journalist allegedly revealed the award-winning, bestselling author’s true identity (Elena Ferrante is a pseudonym), sparking international furor as well as fear that the reclusive novelist may never write again.

After a year of holding their breath, Ferrante fans can breathe again: According to the Italian literary newsletter Il Libraio, Ferrante is back to work, as the Guardian reported.

I for one welcome the return of our Italian literary overlord.


One of the greatest of all Anglo-Saxon treasures, the oldest complete Latin Bible in existence, is returning to the UK for the first time in 1,302 years.

The Codex Amiatinus is a beautiful and giant Bible produced in Northumbria by pioneering monks in 716 which, on its completion, was taken to Italy as a gift for Pope Gregory II.

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A woman checked out a book called How to Win a Local Election. And she did. Listen to Annotated on Apple Podcasts or Google Play to hear her story.
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