Literary Fiction

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

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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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What could be more fun and exciting than being single and having a thriving business located right on the California waterfront?

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“The book could be read as a warning about where we are headed as a society.”

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“Annabel Thomas has a gift for creating character and a clear eye for this conflict in all human relationships.”

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Dealing with a terminal illness is grueling, not just for the one who is ill but also for their loved ones.

The Partition is a wide-ranging collection of nine short stories focusing on aging, loneliness, sexual identity, the brutal competition in the movie industry (“Late in the Day” and “Les ho

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Holding Her Breath is a generational story written in descriptive language with steady pacing. . . .

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Maria Adelman’s How to Be Eaten has a fabulous premise—in modern day New York, five women gather for a trauma support group, each of them a modern reimagining of a fairy tale heroine.

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The writing is excellent, the characters well rounded with believable human flaws and peculiarities, and the plot intriguing with lots of learning for the reader.”

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A multilayered story with a narrative driven by fate and a passionate search for identity and survival in the face of meaningless trauma, Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang i

The Fashion Orphans is highly recommended for readers who enjoy stories about family ties and the unexpected behavior of relatives and friends, w

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Engaging, suspenseful, courageous, and brimming with a warm heart, Take My Hand will stay with you long after the last page.”

The Patron Saint of Second Chances is a wry and inventive novel about a small-town mayor, Signor Speranza, in the cobblestoned hamlet of Prometto (Italian for "promise").

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“a pithy, enjoyable, modern-day story from start to finish, with a cast of fully realized characters you’ll champion to the end.”

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“’Over my dead body will you go back to that land of demons and monsters. . . . Did you learn nothing from the past?’”

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“a page-turner . . . the two stories intertwine ingeniously.”

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