Literary Fiction

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The award-winning Irish novelist Bernard MacLaverty is a master at revealing a universe in just a few words.

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“the best, most exciting novel published this year. Action, suspense, heroism, sacrifice for a cause greater than the individual . . .”

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When Cork O’Connor’s new wife Rainy Bisonette receives a garbled phone message from her son in which he seems to confess to murdering someone named Rodriguez, she and Cork rush down from Minnesota

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Orly Castel-Bloom is best known for her 1992 (2010 in English translation) dystopian darkly satirical post-modern science fiction novel Dolly City (also reviewed in NYJB), which has been i

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Like most of the nine other novels by Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, The Red-Haired Woman is a story that personalizes political, cultural, and philosophical conflicts, especially east vs.

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“Gravel Heart is a look at an era and a culture that’s not often showcased in the literary world.”

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". . . prose is clever and taut and generously seasoned with nouns verbing their way into literary history."

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“perfect summer reading for all of us who desperately need a break from the stress and worry of today’s modern world and depend on the creative power of writers to deliver it to us.”

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“Barzini mythologizes the Valley of the ’90s, as well as her own adolescence. With her unpretentious yet stylized language she turns the mundane into something sacred.”

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“Fierce Kingdom is a novel that crackles with tension and danger. . . . Do yourself a favor and devour this book before the inevitable movie premiere.”

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After two novels in French Camille Bordas’ first novel in English is a bittersweet gem with wise, witty, and charming appeal.

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"Kukafka eloquently describes the self-destruction that ensues by allowing others to define us."

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Well known for suspenseful novels with clever plot twists, British author Ruth Ware is the New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin

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". . . the perfect summer read."

Mrs. Fletcher enjoys getting off with the help of online porn. It’s a revelation—especially to her!

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“a thought-provoking, poignant, and memorable work.”

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“Clemmons’ voice is natural and appealing . . . and . . . what she is telling us is powerfully poignant and emotional, even at times, devastatingly resonant. . . .

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“a story of loyalty between those who are brothers in spirit if not in reality . . .”

Can a man experience a coming of age after he becomes an adult?

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This collection of nine short stories by Man Booker Prize–shortlisted British author Sarah Hall has a focus on the female experience—particularly of love and sex, pregnancy and motherhood—and the w

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“Atlanta Noir could well turn out to be Akashic’s best work to date.”

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“there ought to have been more to Less than the sum of its parts.”

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“an adventure with family, love, and destiny at its core, and an authentic and unique triumph of skill and imagination.”

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“Compass educates us, even as we marvel at its obscurity.”

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Spoonbenders is a ripe peach. Something you yearn for.

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“a poignant work and a must-read this summer.”

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“a remarkable achievement . . . a story of commitment, identity, and familial loyalty that will leave one in tears. Five out of five stars.”

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