Literary Fiction

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

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“Brilliant magic!”

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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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“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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With his fourth novel, Wiley Cash demonstrates once again a breadth of compassion, an awareness of the intricacies of most of his character, and a willingness to end a story on an unexpected note.

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Lean Fall Stand is a narrative about hope, surrender, and possibilities. Jon McGregor is an extraordinary writer, a shepherd of perfect prose.”

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"We take for granted the plants and animals with whom we share our environment, even as we steadily destroy it.

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“Harlem Shuffle, a captivating crime novel from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, renders 1960s Harlem in vivid and evocative detail, simmering with

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“The real magician here is Toibin, who conjures up the complexity of the times and a rich cast of characters.”

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“Sally Rooney doesn’t repeat herself. Rather, she is a pentimento artist, building a familiar world in a way that makes it feel boldly new.”

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A Play for the End of the World deserves credit for finding common humanity among three very different cultures, while telling a compelling story.”

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“Turnbull’s prose is captivating, poetic without being pretentious, a pleasure to read. . . . A stunning, enthralling novel.”

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“Even as The Peculiarities veers far from the Benjamin Weaver template into strange and unsettling new terrain, infused with dark magic and vivid body horror, it should delight and

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

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The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois is a serious novel, a terrible but ultimately uplifting saga . . .”

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“Another Kind of Eden is a challenging tale by an accomplished master of crime fiction.”

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“Exquisite pacing . . . a masterful artist.”

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This is a sequel to the authors’ excellent first book, Out of the Dark, in which Earth is attacked by a race of beings called the “Shongairi.” The attack is sanctioned by the galaxy’s prem

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