Literary Fiction

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“lyrical beauty of Manfredi’s prose . . . at its heart, The Empire of Dirt is a rich puzzle impossible to resist.”

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“tightly crafted women’s fiction, with a sensitive look at love, conscience, and loyalty.”

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“This is a very funny, easy to read novel that has an edge thanks to its main character’s charade.”

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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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“Readers may never know if or how that near-death experience [Wiggins' stroke while writing] may have altered Wiggins’ concept of Properties of Thirst.

Cyclorama is a stunning novel that weaves together past and present while reflecting on and questioning Anne Frank’s timeless assertion, “In spite of everything, I still believe that peopl

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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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“fairy tales aren’t just for kids.”

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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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Historical fiction that features real people can be problematic.

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Nineteen-year-old Avery helps her mother give birth to a baby boy who dies within ten minutes. While her female siblings care for their mother, Avery is given the task of burying the child.

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The Great Man Theory is an engrossing political novel but not in the usual sense.

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

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The Angel of Rome is highly recommended. The stories represent some of Walter’s best writing.”

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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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Hilary Mantel is best known in America as the author of the historical trilogy, Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies, and The Mirror & The Light.

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the novel is a big story embracing many interrelated things, solidly grounded in reality over time, containing the pains, passions, and wonders of multiple characters acro

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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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Greenland is another fine contribution to a growing canon of Black queer fiction.”

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Tracy Flick Can’t Win is a deeply humanist work by a master of observation.”

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There are summer beach reads and then there are summer European beach reads.

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Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848–1907) was a card-carrying member of the artistic community in turn-of-the-20th century Paris.

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