Peter Ferry’s Best Reads of 2016

ferryMy name is Peter Ferry, and I live in Evanston.  I am the author of the novels Travel Writing and Old Heart which was named the Chicago Writers Association Novel of the Year for 2015.  I am a frequent contributor to the travel pages of the Chicago Tribune, and my stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fiction, StoryQuarterly, Chicago Quarterly Review and the current issue of Fifth Wednesday.

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1)  The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay (2016)

A tour de force! A masterpiece! The best book I’ve read this century. Honest!

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Michelle Cohen’s Best Reads of 2016

notes-from-no-mans-landMy name is Michelle Cohen.  I live in Evanston with my husband and two children.  When I’m not designing lush gardens and landscapes for my clients, I can usually be found reading a book, or at the very least, talking about them.

1)  Notes From No Man’s Land by Eula Biss (2009)

Intimate and nuanced essays about living in a racist society.  Essential reading.

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