Literary Fiction

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Set in Oxford (home to more murders per capita than any other city on the planet, it seems) in 1985, a student and wealthy heiress is found with her throat cut in the rooms of a college tutor.

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“Dragon Teeth is an effective, page-turning combination of historical fact and fast-paced fiction.”

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War is hell. War is also peace. Hate is hate, but hate is also love.

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The debut novel Lilli de Jong is almost a feminist version of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, targeting the treatment of women in the 1880s rather than slaughterhouses in the early 2

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Eighty-two-year-old Margaret Doud Maguire is in the hospital recovering from a heart attack. With the Christmas season approaching, all she wants is to be home.

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“I had a friend once. Indeed, at the time, I only had one friend. His names was Andrés and he lived in Paris and, much to my his delight, I travelled to that city to see him.

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“All the twists and turns and deliberate obfuscation of characters names and identities and piled on bizarre coincidences in overly descriptive scenes, only add to the Byzantian complexity

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Reading Saints for All Occasions is like walking into the kitchen of the big Irish family at the center of this new novel by bestselling author J.

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All seven of the adult Justus siblings are together in their childhood home on Cape Cod facing the impending demise of their father.

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“a love story that is also a survival story of beauty and hope.”

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“one of the author's main achievements lies in forcing us to consider the intersection of the personal and political . . .”

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“Rene Depestre’s masterpiece and one of the greatest examples of Haitian literature.”

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Many people believe that writing a good short story is easier than writing a novel. Though each genre has its own challenges, many writers have pointed out that, in fact, the opposite is true.

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“From Italy’s agricultural heartland, largely an autodidact, Walter Ferranini doubts the sincerity of claims for the dignity accorded labor by ideological spokesmen for the post-war communist regim

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The desperate lives of Christians in many Muslim majority countries is no secret.

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Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout is a beautifully and sensitively rendered companion piece to her last exquisite novel, Lucy Barton.

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"A Book of American Martyrs is tragic, wicked, sly, hopeful, and truly and insanely great."

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Fredrik Backman puts out some of the most human novels.

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Opening with a brutal scene of gang violence against the protagonist, The Boy in the Earth is a dark, nihilistic portrait of contemporary Japan and its damaged youth.

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Vaddey Ratner’s second novel about the horrors of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia and the price survivors pay is the story of Teera, a now-American woman who returns to her native country for the fi

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There’s a lot going on in White Tears . . . maybe too much.

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First and foremost this is a book about food, which makes it a natural for chef turned writer Donia Bijan.

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Of all Mozart’s piano sonatas, No. 11, “Turkish March,” is the most unique. It’s also his best. And Mathias Énard seems to know why.

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Why do we love the literary family saga? For many of us it's the pleasure of escaping our own less-than-satisfactory family to marvel at an even worse one.

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“Roger Lewinter casts an exacting eye upon himself, creating in prose a self-portrait worthy of Rembrandt.”

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