1. “The Passenger,” by Cormac McCarthy (Knopf)
2. “Liberation Day,” by George Saunders (Random House)
3. “Lucy by the Sea,” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
4. “The Midcoast,” by Adam White (Hogarth)
5. “Fairy Tale,” by Stephen King (Scribner)
6. “Venomous Lumpsucker,” by Ned Beauman (Soho)
7. “Demon Copperhead,” by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper)
8. “Goodnight Maine,” by Adam Gamble (Our World of Books)
9. “Horse,” by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
10. “Lessons in Chemistry,” by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday)


1. “Night of the Living Rez,” by Morgan Talty (Tin House)
2. “The Guest List,” by Lucy Foley (William Morrow)
3. “Matrix,” by Lauren Groff (Riverhead)
4. “Cloud Cuckoo Land,” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
5. “It Ends with Us,” by Colleen Hoover (Atria)
6. “Five Tuesdays in Winter,” by Lily King (Grove)
7. “The Final Girl Support Group,” by Grady Hendrix (Berkley)
8. “Klara and the Sun,” by Kazuo Ishiguro (Vintage)
9. “The River,” by Peter Heller (Vintage)
10. “First Person Singular,” by Haruki Murakami (Vintage)




1. “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” by Jennette McCurdy (Simon)
2. “The Light We Carry,” by Michelle Obama (Crown)
3. “Go-To Dinners,” by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter)
4. “And There Was Light,” by Jon Meacham (Random House)
5. “Dinner in One,” by Melissa Clark (Clarkson Potter)
6. “The Philosophy of Modern Song,” by Bob Dylan (Simon)
7. “What’s for Dessert,” by Claire Saffitz (Clarkson Potter)
8. “Happy-Go-Lucky,” by David Sedaris (Little Brown)
9. “Indigenous Continent,” by Pekka Hämäläinen (Liveright)
10. “The Song of the Cell,” by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)


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 Ride of Her Life,” by Elizabeth Letts (Ballantine)
4. “All About Love: New Visions,” by Bell Hooks (William Morrow & Co)
5. “The Cause,” by Joseph J. Ellis (Liveright)
6. “Braiding Sweetgrass,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed)
7. “Children of Ash and Elm,” by Neil Price (Basic)
8. “A Most Remarkable Creature,” by Jonathan Meiburg (Vintage)
9. “The Body Keeps the Score,” by Bessel Van Der Kolk (Penguin)
10. “The Right to Sex,” by Amia Srinivasan (Picador)

— Longfellow Books, Portland

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