Jesmyn Ward is having a very good year. First she received a MacArthur Genius grant, and then she won the National Book Award for the second time (!) for her newest book. In Sing, Unburied, Sing, Ward returns back to Bois, Miss.—setting of her other NBA-winning novel, Salvage the Bones—and her writing is as haunting and magical as ever. A book to stay up reading late into the night.