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Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2019: Here Are 10 Unputdownable Reads

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My best books of the year list for 2019 is a mix of literary fiction and true crime and memoirs and essays. There are acclaimed authors here, as well as some brand new voices. The only thing that unites all these books is that, in my opinion, they are unputdownable.

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<a href="https://apps.npr.org/best-books"><strong>NPR's Book Concierge</strong></a><strong> </strong>returns with 350+ new books handpicked by NPR staff and critics — including recommendations from book critic Maureen Corrigan and <em>Fresh Air</em> staffers Seth Kelley and Molly Seavy-Nesper. <strong><a href="https://apps.npr.org/best-books/">Click here to find your next great read.</a></strong>
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NPR's Book Concierge returns with 350+ new books handpicked by NPR staff and critics — including recommendations from book critic Maureen Corrigan and Fresh Air staffers Seth Kelley and Molly Seavy-Nesper. Click here to find your next great read.

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Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, is The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. In 2019, Corrigan was awarded the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing by the National Book Critics Circle.