1. “Liberation Day,” by George Saunders (Random House)
2. “The Midcoast,” by Adam White (Hogarth)
3. “The Passenger,” by Cormac McCarthy (Knopf)
4. “Lucy by the Sea,” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
5. “Fairy Tale,” by Stephen King (Scribner)
6. “Horse,” by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
7. “Demon Copperhead,” by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper)
8. “Less is Lost,” by Andrew Sean Greer (Little Brown)
9. “Goodnight Maine,” by Adam Gamble (Our World of Books)
10. “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow,” by Gabrielle Zevin (Knopf)


1. “Night of the Living Rez,” by Morgan Talty (Tin House)
2. “It Starts with Us,” by Colleen Hoover (Atria)
3. “The Best Short Stories 2022: The O. Henry Prize Winners,” edited by Valeria Luiselli (Anchor)
4. “The Guest List,” by Lucy Foley (William Morrow)
5. “Cloud Cuckoo Land,” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
6. “It Ends with Us,” by Colleen Hoover (Atria)
7. “Blueberries for Sal,” by Robert McCloskey (Puffin)
8. “Billy Summers,” by Stephen King (Gallery)
9. “Parable of the Sower,” by Octavia Butler (Grand Central)
10. “The Haunting of Hill House,” by Shirley Jackson (Penguin)




1. “Lydia Maria Child,” by Lydia Moland (University of Chicago Press)
2. “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” by Jennette McCurdy (Simon)
3. “Pretty Good House,” by Dan Kolbert et al (Tauton)
4. “Wintering,” by Katherine May (Riverhead)
5. “And There Was Light,” by Jon Meacham (Random House)
6. “Dinner in One,” by Melissa Clark (Clarkson Potter)
7. “The Song of the Cell,” by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)
8. “Happy-Go-Lucky,” by David Sedaris (Little Brown)
9 “Go-To Dinners,” by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter)
10. “Inciting Joy,” by Ross Gay (Algonquin)


1. “As If a Song Could Save You,” by Betsy Sholl (University of Wisconsin)
2. “Several Short Sentences about Writing,” by Verlyn Klinkenborg (Vintage)
3. “The Book of Delights,” by Ross Gay (Algonquin)
4. “Braiding Sweetgrass,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed)
5. “How to Not Always Be Working,” by Marlee Grace (Morrow)
6. “A Carnival of Snackery,” by David Sedaris (Back Bay)
7. “The Cause,” by Joseph J. Ellis (Liveright)
8. “Beautiful Country,” by Qian Julie Wang (Anchor)
9. “Children of Ash and Elm,” by Neil Price (Basic)
10. “The Ride of Her Life,” by Elizabeth Letts (Ballantine)

— Longfellow Books, Portland

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