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5 Best Books of 2013 Which You Haven’t Heard Of

5 Best Books of 2013 Which You Haven’t Heard Of

1. Thank You for Your Service – David Finkel

5 Best Books of 2013

This book follows soldiers and family members first chronicled in Finkel’s The Good Soldiers, which told the story of an Iraq deployment in 2007-8. The years since have given Finkel the time and space to tell a post-war story with honest perspective.

2. Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier – Tom Kizzia

5 Best Books of 2013

Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness – and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch.

3. Tenth of December: Stories – George Saunders

5 Best Books of 2013

‘Tenth of December’ a short story collection by George Saunders.

4. The Son – Philipp Meyer

5 Best Books of 2013

Richly imagined from the fecund history of the Lone Star State arrives The Son, an absorbing family saga that echoes through time and crosses cultures to chronicle the life and legacy of fictional patriarch Colonel Eli McCullough, the first male child born in the new Republic of Texas on March 2, 1836.

5. A House in the Sky: A Memoir – Sara Corbett

5 Best Books of 2013

Amanda Lindhout is from Alberta, Canada. As a young child living in a turbulent household, she collected and cashed in bottles. And what did she spend her money on? Old National Geographic magazines. Amanda escaped into the pages, dreaming of one day visiting the exotic places pictured.