Literary Fiction

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The opening chapter of Fishnet, the debut novel by Kirsten Innes, is a mystery that takes almost the entire novel to piece together. Who is speaking? What is happening?

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“Ta-Nehisi Coates has long been among America’s most clear-eyed scholars of race and racism. The Water Dancer is a masterpiece built within that clarity.

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“Some native Hawaiians today might argue that Captain Putnam was misguided in searching for pirates in the South Pacific, because the real pirates had already arrived in Hawaii under the gu

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“Heather Morris reminds us about the human side of the Holocaust and helps us remember with her fine storytelling.”

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“Perry is a master of the British historical novel, this time leaving the Victorian era behind and delving into a new but volatile century.”

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“Lit with insight, affection, and the deep tenderness that can accompany long-term grief, Sallis’ Sarah Jane is that most unusual of mysteries: one that investigates the soul, walk

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“Fans of Virgil Flowers will love Bloody Genius, as will fans of Lucas Davenport and the Prey series.

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Frankisstein by Jeanette Winterson is a novel that is also a metaphor.

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“You will end up in love with Olive because she is a ton of well-written fun. You’ll enjoy her musings and put-downs and her reflections.

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“Rafala seems to love language as much as his characters love their farms and their patron saint. That’s a powerful combination, and it fuels a compelling novel.”

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“Each novel Man Booker finalist Deborah Levy writes comes nearer perfection.

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Even readers familiar with Afghanistan’s years of travail under Soviet occupation and Taliban rule, including the trauma of American military intervention, will discover aspects of those times to p

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“Crain’s gift is in analyzing intense human relationships.”

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No one can understand the torment of postpartum depression unless they go through it.

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The Third Daughter is a tribute to the women who endured, who killed themselves, who were brutalized, who escaped, who lived the horrors described therein.

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In this exquisitely written, psychologically sophisticated novel, rich in insight and sensitivity to human vulnerability, Anshaw suggests that shared tragedies do not nece

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“Isaacs’ writing is clever and funny, with laugh-out-loud moments and strong character development.”

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The Shape of Night expertly blends mystery with romance and speculative fiction.”

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“Walbert’s prose is undeniably lovely, and her stories evoke vivid moments in time.”

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“Sympathy for Celia and a curiosity about children trapped in bunkers with psychopaths keeps the heart of this novel beating . . .”

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“What makes Ninth House authentic is Bardugo's ability to mix the supernatural with everyday humanity and make it seem perfectly normal.”

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“Church of the Graveyard Saints crackles with fully realized characters in a vivid setting.”

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“Different kinds of mystical pairings are beautifully interwoven throughout the pages.”

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“This finely textured novel is made up of many . . . small, intimate moments, yet the effect is sweeping, grand, and lavish—and all deeply moving.”

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