Buttonwood's Best of 2023

The votes have been tallied, and we're excited to introduce Buttonwood's Best Books of 2023, as chosen by Buttonwood staffers. 

We loved these books and think you will, too!


 

The Covenant of Water (Oprah's Book Club) By Abraham Verghese Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780802162175
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Published: Grove Press - May 2nd, 2023

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - SUBJECT OF A SIX-PART SUPER SOUL PODCAST SERIES HOSTED BY OPRAH WINFREY


The Vaster Wilds: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593418390
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 12th, 2023

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023


NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, TIME, ESQUIRE, VOGUE, LA TIMES, SLATE, HARPER'S BAZAAR and others


The Fraud: A Novel By Zadie Smith Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780525558965
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Published: Penguin Press - September 5th, 2023

The New York Times bestseller • One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year • One of NPR's Best Books of the Year Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly


Lady Tan's Circle of Women: A Novel By Lisa See Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982117085
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Published: Scribner - June 6th, 2023

*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!*

From “one of those special writers capable of delivering both poetry and plot” (The New York Times Book Review) an immersive historical novel inspired by the true story of a woman physician in 15th-century China—perfect for fans of Lisa See’s classics Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Tea Girl of Hummin


Beyond That, the Sea: A Novel By Laura Spence-Ash Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250854377
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Published: Celadon Books - March 21st, 2023

“Spence-Ash has written the novel in eight points of view, but each character is utterly three-dimensional and distinct. This debut novel captivated me from start to finish."
—Julia Quinn, author of the Bridgerton Series


Let Us Descend: A Novel By Jesmyn Ward Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982104498
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Published: Scribner - October 24th, 2023

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • Instant New York Times Bestseller • Named one of the best books of 2023 by The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, Time, The New Yorker, and more.

“Nothing short of epic, magical, and intensely moving.” —Vogue • “A novel of triump


Essex Dogs: A Novel (Essex Dogs Trilogy #1) By Dan Jones Cover Image
$30.00
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ISBN: 9780593653784
Published: Viking - February 14th, 2023

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2023

The New York Times bestselling historian makes his historical fiction debut with an explosive novel set during the Hundred Years' War.


Pineapple Street: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Jenny Jackson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593490693
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - March 7th, 2023

A New York Times bestseller | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick

Chosen as a best book of the year by The New York Times | Time | NPR | USA Today | Elle | Harper’s Bazaar | Town & Country | Vogue | BBC | POPSUGAR | Goodreads | theSkimm


Good Night, Irene: A Novel By Luis Alberto Urrea Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316265850
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 30th, 2023

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

This
“powerful, uplifting, and deeply personal novel” (Kristin Hannah, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Four Winds), at once “a heart-wrenching wartime drama” (Christina Baker Kline, #1 NYT bestselling author of Orph


Hello Beautiful (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Ann Napolitano Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593243732
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Published: The Dial Press - March 14th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the author of Dear Edward comes a “powerfully affecting” (People) family story that asks: Can love make a broken person whole?


Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063327528
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Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

A Best in Fiction Book for 2023

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK

In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America’s finest writers.


My Murder: A Novel By Katie Williams Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593543764
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 6th, 2023

NATIONAL BESTSELLER 

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND GLAMOUR!

“One of those rare emotionally intelligent books that are also fun reads… Going to keep readers turning pages late into the night.” –The New York Times


Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 1421 (A Novel) By T. J. Newman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982177911
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 30th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES * “Reads like Apollo 13 underwater.” —Don Winslow * “Masterful.” —Patricia Cornwell * “A stunningly vivid tour de force!” Gripping.


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Now You See Us: A Novel By Balli Kaur Jaswal Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063161603
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Published: William Morrow - March 7th, 2023

Crazy Rich Asians meets The Help! From Reese’s Book Club veteran Balli Kaur Jaswal comes a wildly entertaining and sharply observed story of three women who work in the homes of Singapore’s elite, and band together to solve a murder mystery involving one of their own.


How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen By David Brooks Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593230060
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Published: Random House - October 24th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives—from the author of The Road to Character and The Second Mountain


City of Last Chances (The Tyrant Philosophers) By Adrian Tchaikovsky Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781801108423
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Published: Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book - May 2nd, 2023

WINNER OF THE 2022 BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL

'Endlessly creative... so much invention peeking around every corner' Patrick Ness

Arthur C. Clarke winner and Sunday Times bestseller Adrian Tchaikovsky's triumphant return to fantasy with a darkly inventive portrait of a city under occupation and on the verge of revolution.


End of the Hour: A Therapist's Memoir By Meghan Riordan Jarvis Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781958506219
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Published: Zibby Books - November 14th, 2023

"A frank chronicle of healing."--Kirkus Reviews

What happens when a trauma therapist is traumatized by loss?


Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon By Michael Lewis Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781324074335
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 3rd, 2023

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

One of the New Yorker's Best Books of 2023 • One of Pure Wow's 42 Book to Gift This Year • One of Fortune's Best Crypto Books of 2023


Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O'Connell's urgent mission to bring healing to homeless people By Tracy Kidder Cover Image
$30.00
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ISBN: 9781984801432
Published: Random House - January 17th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The powerful story of an inspiring doctor who made a difference, by helping to create a program to care for Boston’s homeless community—by the Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains


Wool: Book One of the Silo Series By Hugh Howey Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780358447849
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 20th, 2020

NOW A SERIES ON APPLE TV+ THAT STEPHEN KING CALLS “MYSTERIOUS AND TERRIFICALLY SUSPENSEFUL.... EXCELLENT SCIENCE FICTION WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS."

*INCLUDES ORIGINAL ESSAY "A HISTORY OF THE DARKEST YARNS" FROM HUGH HOWEY*