The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2016


Eleven Hours, Pamela Erens (May 2, Tin House)

The Virgins, Erens’ second novel, was widely chosen as one of the best books of 2013. Eleven Hours promises more searing psychological probity, only this time she tells the story of two mothers — one a patient, the other a nurse — and an act of childbirth undertaken without the guide of modern technology.