A Year in Reading: Ayobami Adebayo

David Miller’s That Glimpse of Truth was a constant companion this year. It is a collection of 100 stories that Miller believes are amongst the finest ever written. While there are a number of writers whose work I wish Miller had included, each story in this remarkable anthology has earned its place. From first move to checkmate, I found Paolo Maurensig’s sparse and intricate The Luneburg Variation disturbing and utterly engrossing. Tania Hershman’s My Mother was an Upright Piano was this year’s revelation. The cover calls this a collection of fictions but to my delight, many of the pieces in this book defy easy categorization as they can be read as prose or poetry. More from A Year in Reading 2017 Do you love Year in Reading and the amazing books and arts content that The Millions produces year round? We are asking readers for support to ensure that The Millions can stay vibrant for years to come. Please click here to learn about several simple ways you can support The Millions now. Don't miss: A Year in Reading 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 [millions_ad]