Literary Fiction

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 Blue Has No South, Alex Epstein’s first book to be translated into English, is a book of 114 surreal, absurd, and/or paradoxical very short stories or flash fiction.

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“I am so tired of being Alice in Wonderland.”
—Alice Liddell

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Julie Carr’s ability to convey the raw emotion of despair taps into a universal experience of suffering and loss.

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The prose of Joyce Carol Oates has long established her as a living national treasure.

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The edition of Siegfried Follies by Richard Alther that this reviewer recently read could use a thorough revision.

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In a vastly different narrative than what readers have come to expect from bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund, Adam & Eve takes readers on an epic journey of extraterrestrial and religious p

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Bloomsbury, February 2008

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 There is much richness and beauty contained in this very short book. Shibli has an exquisite grasp of language that allows her to say a vast amount without writing much at all.

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Annabelle McKay is a student at U.C. Santa Barbara when she meets her future husband, Grant, at a students’ apartment eviction party in Isla Vista.

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This is the story of fifteen-year-old Rutka, a Polish girl orphaned by the Holocaust. Virtually all of her tight-knit Jewish family has been murdered.

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Lexie Sinclair’s mundane life during the early 1950s is about to take off like a rocket.

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In a gritty and yet honest portrayal of teenage life, the truth is not always what we might wish for or want to acknowledge.

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 Rockin’ the Bronx is a tragic tale of home-from-home and heartbreak.

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In Dublin, a well-known newspaper editor called Cartwright is found dead, suicide suspected.

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Imagine 1984 as narrated by Holden Caulfield. Imagine Caliban performing a star turn in a Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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Every week, tens of thousands of NASCAR fans line sweltering racetracks in hopes of being up close when a spectacular crash occurs.

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“We got what we needed.”

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Beyond Those Distant Stars is science fiction that plays well to a female audience. The heroine, Stella McMasters, is a cyborg.

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Across the “pond” and beyond, A Thousand Cuts, by Londoner Simon Lelic not only emulates the headlines, it dissects them by exploring the views and theories of those observers and amateur

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A leading Spanish postmodernist novelist paraphrases, summarizes, and cites James Joyce’s modernist “mistresspiece,” most-loved of all that Irishman’s works.

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If you enjoy vain, idle, narcissistic characters similar to those in The Great Gatsby, then pick up Martin Amis’s The Pregnant Widow and put yourself inside the head of Keith Near

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". . . examines the intersection of the development of personal identity with cultural identity and even political identity."

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The nature of change dictates that the person we become often looks back on the person we were with bewilderment.

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A fitting book to read this dystopian and perilous autumn of 2010, The Witch of Hebron has the required elements of Halloween, harvest, and societal collapse.

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Imagine a world with no sunlight, where groceries stores, clean running water and electricity exist almost exclusively in your memories.

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