Literary Fiction

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In the years immediately following WWII, France was a seriously divided country. Stephen P.

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"This is a short book, one in which every sentence deserves to be savored, one that holds hidden depths in the astute observations of a brilliant writer."

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“This is strong satire, and many parts are, if not laugh-out loud funny, at least genuinely chuckle-funny.”

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Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style is a novel soaked in hilarious deliciousness, gut-wrenching grief, fashion faux pas, and fierce friendships.”

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"masterful . . . each page in this massive book features exquisite descriptions, evocations of a particular time and place, populated by fascinating characters . . ."

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“for all its dramatically dystopian setup and sensuous descriptions, this novel falls surprisingly flat.”

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“Abbott’s writing is elegant and precise. She also deftly and subtly illustrates the unfortunate fact that women are often not taken seriously by medical professionals . . .”

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Close to Home is a book about survival and the will of one man to take a step toward a different future.”

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“Onuzo has created a character that readers will want to cheer for. She has also crafted a believable and powerful story filled with hope and forgiveness.”

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“It is a love letter to all that is wild in the world, a rejection of prejudice and hatred, a suggestion that goodness can be imagined and made real.”

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“Reading this novel is intimate, uncomfortably so at moments, but that intimacy is a gift. . . .

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At one point in this steely cold but effective novel by Emma Cline, someone asks Alex, the young female protagonist: “Why are you like this?”

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Fact: Global warming will cause rising temperatures and sea levels, stronger storms, desertification, water shortages, heat waves, flooding and more, creating innumerable “climate refugees.” Since

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This historical novel about the mighty Yosemite National Park starts off in a place about as far as possible from the park’s natural beauty.

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“A charming story that weaves fairy tale, mystery, and historical importance with a good dose of romance, The Secret Book of Flora Lea will appeal to all ages, as the author unfurl

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Edmund White’s impressive early novels, A Boy’s Own Story (1982) and The Beautiful Room Is Empty (1988) were considered groundbreaking in the genre of gay litera

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“With well-developed characters and powerful, descriptive narrative and dialog, Kelly captures the reader’s heart and mind. This is a triumphant, wild journey . . .”

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The East Indian is a historical novel in the finest sense as it illuminates a time and place through the lives of fictional characters and imagined events with exceptional skill.”

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Alice McDermott’s first novel, A Bigamist’s Daughter, was published in 1982, when the Village Voice praised it for avoiding the fantasy that “growth is everyone’s birthright, and

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“Farris Smith is in top form at the layered story’s breathtaking climax, masterfully guiding disparate variables from a slow burn to an incendiary ending with suspenseful detail, multi-sens

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"A richly rewarding book for anyone interested in Proust or the task of writing itself."

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“ . . . the world of cartographic research at the New York Public Library feels alive and real, and the magic of the book is unique and delightful . . .”

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“Leah’s gradual self-discovery of her own worth . . . breathes like a fresh new life.”

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