Literary Fiction

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I’m a sucker for Rashomon-style novels that tell the same tale from multiple viewpoints. Colum McCann does it particularly well in Let the Great World Spin.

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Homesick is a warm, embracing novel that captures how, lacking clear boundaries, Israeli neighbors observe one another’s private lives close up.

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This charming book consists of two novellas; the first is Feeding Mrs.

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Identity and the way people develop a persona to deal with the world is the main theme of this novel.

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As Sara Gruen’s bestselling book Water for Elephants prepares for its debut on the big screen, Gruen once again grabs audiences with her fourth novel, a work of impeccable research and ama

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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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We crave radiance in this austere world,
light in the spiritual darkness.
Learning is the one perfect religion,
its path correct, narrow, certain, straight.

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In his newest novel, Crimes of the Father, Booker Prize-winner Thomas Keneally succeeds in the seemingly impossible task of burrowing deeply into the mindset of a pedophilic Catholic pries

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