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Nov 23, 2021, 8 tweets

📚The best new novels of 2021

From Sally Rooney’s anxious millennials to Jonathan Franzen’s priapic pastor, the year’s best novels sought clarity amid the chaos.

Here's 5 of the best according to @sameerahim👇
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‘No One is Talking About This’ - Patricia Lockwood

Written in short paragraphs that could almost be tweets themselves, it begins as very funny satire on our obsession with the internet and social media - before taking a dark turn.

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‘Matrix’ - Laren Groff

Set in an English abbey in the 12th century, this pitch-perfect novel follows an unwilling nun called Marie de France (a real poet) who ends up as a power-hungry abbess

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‘A Town Called Solace’ - Mary Lawson

A drama about three damaged people living in 1970s Canada, provided old-fashioned narrative pleasures, sharp observation and no little humour

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‘Burntcoat’ - Sarah Hall

A Covid-like virus called AG3 turns the world upside-down: once you are infected, there is no chance of survival. Edith, a sculptor, embarks on a risky affair with a Turkish waiter whom she tends to as he fades
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‘Great Circle’ - Maggie Shipstead

In a year when travelling abroad was tough, Great Circle flew us to a different world.

The novel tells two intersecting stories - making clever points about how stories are twisted and provides a rollicking plot
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Have you read any of the novels above?
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Read @TelegraphBooks the full list of 2021's novels worth adding to the Christmas wish list👇

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