THE FINAL BOOK FINISHED IN 2016! And also the last book remaining of those chosen for my 2016 book club (which, despite significant attention, had fairly low attendance and eventually lost momentum mid-way through the year).
As was frequently the case with these book club picks, I started reading it with no context. This turned out to be a collection of short stories, and each one was a tightly-packed, emotional gem. I will definitely be hunting down more ZZ Packer. I wish I had better words to describe these stories, but I will let a professional tell you instead.