Coming of Age

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"Chigozie Obiama is one of many top-notch Nigerian novelists writing today."

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“Noonan's complex novel grips the reader with fully textured characters and page turning suspense. A heartwrenching book you won't soon forget.”

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“Winter Loon, a debut novel, is both emotional and skillfully written.

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In this historical fiction novel, the author meticulously researched the lives of Judith Leyster and Maria de Grebber, two unknown Dutch painters in the 17th century.

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“Louisiana’s Way Home is one of those books that touches your heart. . . . Brilliant!”

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A subtle book, a gently disturbing book longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize.

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People talk a lot about “voice” when discussing fiction. In this book, voice comes at you loud and strong from the moment you open the cover.

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The Ensemble is a novel played to music. It’s the story of four musicians who at college decide to form a string quartet.

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“The Incendiaries marks the genesis of a dazzling career and showcases a writer who pushes herself courageously into the dark.”

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Immigrant, Montana is a maze of memory and homeland.

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Four old schoolmates, Art, Fabio, Tony, and Mauro have a pact: to meet up every year in the small town in Southern Italy.

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“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”

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“Ondaatje has spun a dazzling tale that lingers long after the book is closed.”  

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A new novel by Julian Barnes is exciting.

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Jefferson James raised his daughter Jillian when her mother took off after her birth. Throughout Jillian's life, she learned nothing about her mom, and her dad was close-mouthed about his past.

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“an amazing historical novel, revealing the horrors of WWI through the letters exchanged by Tom and Evie.”

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Fiona Mozley's lushly written, yet perfectly understated debut novel, Elmet, opens with a young boy on the run.

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“Continuity for parents, pleasure for kids, totally satisfies . . .”

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“For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian is a hidden gem in European literature, shining a light on what happened in Romania between the wars.”

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The Burning Girl by Claire Messud relates the story of a close childhood friendship between Julia and Cassie that collapses by middle school as the girls grow apart and Cassie becomes trou

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Cole is a high school boy, which means Cole thinks about sex—a lot.

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

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“an enjoyable feast of nostalgia coupled with the poignant joi de vivre of the teenaged male.”

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