Contemporary

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This novel is an insightful tale of an unnamed young woman venturing into the field of medicine.

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“I did not know how to explain this stubborn love for my parents that I staggered under, iridescent and gigantic and veined with a terrible grief, grief for the ways their lives had been compost fo

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“With wonderful writing, Alyssa Songsiridej has created an exploration of how romantic relationships can and often do evolve . .

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The stories in Maggie Shipstead’s You Have a Friend in 10A were published in literary journals between 2009 and 2017.

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The Amish, known for being peace-loving and reticent, believe first and foremost in family and community.

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“a masterpiece that works on both a grand scale, and a minute, more intimate one.”

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At 128 pages, The Reservoir is described as a novella. Fever dream would be more apt.

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“In this tensely wired, swiftly paced, starkly realistic story of human trafficking set beautifully among nuanced clashing cultures, author Johnnie Bernhard defines each character’s motivat

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“Rarely does this novel read like correspondence. The prose is too fine, the settings too detailed, the pacing exquisite.”

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Jennifer Egan is the prodigiously talented author of seven works of fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad (2011).

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What could be more fun and exciting than being single and having a thriving business located right on the California waterfront?

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Dealing with a terminal illness is grueling, not just for the one who is ill but also for their loved ones.

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We’re far enough into the limbo stage of the Covid-19 pandemic (it’s over, it’s not over, it’s over, it’s not over) to have started welcoming the first wave of pandemic-inspired literature, such as

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Holding Her Breath is a generational story written in descriptive language with steady pacing. . . .

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“In The Town of Babylon, Alejandro Varela, whose educational background is in public health, combines a social scientist’s powers of observation and analysis with a master writer’s

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"I saw the two of them leave the party. I could think of no appropriate reason for them to sneak off together, but I told myself it was none of my business."

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“soars on the strength of language and passion for the ideas [the author] works hard to depict here, so that if you loved The Sympathizer, and you don’t mind the insistent history

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“Be prepared to be welcomed by the loving, lively, and amusing Hurlihy family in Must Love Dogs: Lucky Enough, as with previous novels in

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“a kind of master class in voice . . . the world of literature is much richer now that Longing and Other Stories is available for English readers.”

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“The nuances of human behavior are on display, and we can all see something of ourselves and our own mistakes.”

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Gary Shteyngart’s latest novel, Our Country Friends, is billed as “The Big Chill meets Chekhov.” Whether this potential mash-up intrigues you depends on your love of ’80s movies a

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In the follow-up to their 2019 book I’m Not Dying with You Tonight, Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal bring us two teenage best friends, both on the competitive cheer squad.

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It is interesting to note how many works of generic gay fiction (mysteries, romance), which one would think would be a male province, are written by women under male pen names (eg.

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“Murphy’s warm and funny Cindy would make Cinderella proud.”

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