Literary Fiction

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“Owen is a master storyteller and creator of consistent plotting and pacing, seamlessly navigated with characters that are real flesh and blood, and sometimes deeply flawed.”

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In the compactly rich novel The Femme Fatale Hypothesis, author David Roth presents three equal protagonists and places them in an urgent, and at the same time leisurely, path to and throu

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“This sustained compelling storytelling like Lehane and French, now in Reuland’s hands, lifts Brooklyn Supreme far above a conventional cop or legal novel into tormented wrestling

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Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa recounts a disastrous event in the past, but it is also highly relevant in this era of disinformation, extremis

The Teller of Secrets by Bisi Adjapon is a coming of age, character-based novel that follows Esi’s first-person recounting of her girlhood in newly independent Ghana in the 1960s.

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The Sentence is a love letter to the written word, to books, and to those who sell them.”

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Allan Gurganus planted his flag on the literary landscape in 1989 with The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

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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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Klara Hveberg has written a stunning debut novel about unrequited love, longing, obsession, betrayal, and more.

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Stephanie Gangi’s magnificent second novel, Carry the Dog, captures the paralysis of the daily world so well that it’s a genuine surprise to realize that it’s set before the pandemic.

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“Selva Almada manages to get inside the minds of her characters.”

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“For those familiar with Williams' work, her latest short story collection How High?—That High is more of the same: oft-perplexing, oft-illuminating.”

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That Jonathan Franzen has large ambitions as an author is not news. Nor is it news that his success has been large.

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In this debut, Huisman has already given her readers a richly textured portrait of an enthralling woman you might love as a dinner companion—but never as your mother.”

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“Strout, once again, demonstrates that she certainly knows human nature.”

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“There is hope and there is escape to be found on a road that can be violent and vicious. Proceed with caution when reading The Hated Ones. But proceed.

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Dave Eggers’ 2013 dystopian satire, The Circle, imagined a Google-cum-Facebook corporation, the Circle, bullying a tech-dazzled world into embracing its own servitude.

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“When Wayland becomes convinced that he’s witnessed some sleight of hand—that the death he witnessed was not his father’s but someone else’s—his passionate defense of the theory is based on

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“Jo Hamya’s highly impressive, smart, and sophisticated debut novel Three Rooms is a contemporary response to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.”

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The writing alone is a wonder and a fitting coda for the career of this great writer who led the parade of extremely talented writers coming out of post-independence Niger

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“A tour de force about failure and success, connection and isolation, about how we shape our lives by the stories we tell about them, and, ultimately, how stories redeem us.”

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“Brilliant magic!”

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Talk to Me is an engrossing, thought-provoking read.”

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“A beautiful evocation of what women can achieve and what they can mean to each other.”

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“eminently readable, and its emotional effects linger beyond the last page.”

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