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Tell Us Your Favorite Books of the Decade

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In the past 10 years, Elena Ferrante’s quartet of books, the Neapolitan Novels, so captivated readers that many swarmed Naples, Italy, searching for mentioned sites. Colson Whitehead‘s “The Underground Railroad” sparked deep conversations on slavery nationwide. Some books of the past decade will stick with us for years and others will drift out of our memories. As we enter the final days of the decade, Forum reflects on its best and most beloved books. Tell us: what is your favorite book of the 2010s?

Listener Suggestions (Mentioned on Air):

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Barbara Lane, book columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; director of events, Copperfield Books

Oscar Villalon, managing editor, Zyzzyva

Jennifer Egan, author, "A Visit From the Goon Squad," "Manhattan Beach"


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