Literary Fiction

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“We learn of a father’s love, a mother’s brokenness, disparity between brothers and sisters, yet, in the ugliest or most beautiful of exchanges, true kinship and bonds are discovered.”

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“As a feat of reclamation for the Camelot-like heyday of Black Detroit, Black Bottom Saints, like the legendary impresario at its center, makes plentiful Motown magic.

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“You’ll open this novel because of history, read on because of story, and close it knowing more about your own life, right here, right now.”

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“A steady undercurrent of tension runs through The Frightened Ones as Suleima’s relationship with her inner world and the one around her are constantly on the point of fracturing.”

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“Throughout the story Austin attempts to make a point of women’s lives during the 19th century presumably using this tactic to make Lydia appear as an independent woman with the desire to s

“Edie just wants to be herself, but trapped somewhere between the luster of her skin and her own lust for rough sex and only half-requited love, she never seems to figure out exactly who th

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The story of a hero seeking to return home is one of our earliest forms of literature—the obstacles that Odysseus faced on his journey back to Ithaca are etched in our collective mind.

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“Karolina Waclawiak is no mere writer. She is a master of painting emotions with many different colors.”

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What’s new and especially refreshing about Diane Cook’s new novel, The New Wilderness, are the finely drawn women characters, especially Bea and Agnes, refugees from “The City,” who are ca

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“Readers will find it as difficult to leave the characters in Remedios behind as they will find this haunting novel one they are grateful to not have missed.”

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Winner of the 2020 International Book Award for LGBTQ Fiction, Carousel is the debut novel of April Ford and the story of a middle-aged woman caught between the buried emotional impact of

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Perhaps any novel that takes place largely in the minds of octogenarians and an arguably distraught—possibly disturbed—single mother may seem to wander over wide psychic territory.

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“Exquisite, poignant, engrossing . . .

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The literary rumor mill portrays Naoise Dolan as the new Sally Rooney, and that suggestion alone might push a writer onto the bestseller list these days.

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A return to one’s childhood home can be a fraught undertaking in any circumstance.

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“For a perfect summer read, look no further. You’re not likely to find more beautiful, more distinctive prose anywhere.”

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Jane, the so-called “Pizza Girl” of this debut novel by Jean Kyoung Frazier, lives in her own head. She works at a takeout pizza joint, delivering pizzas to a regular crew of characters.

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“Brian Castleberry, . . . has done a masterful job of weaving his complex pattern with a momentum that never flags.

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“A riveting, inventive, quietly disconcerting page-turner.”

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“The Summer of Kim Novak brings back to life that adolescent quandary of feeling like you know more than the adults around you, but being desperately afraid that y

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“moments of brilliance . . .”

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“revenge, like love and death, comes at inopportune times.”

When Caleb and Shelby Bentley’s mother dies, Shelby hatches a plan of revenge.

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Mostly Dead Things is an odd creature: a book widely recommended and popularly listed, but marked by a fundamental discomfort that defies mainstream appeal.

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“Undercard is a good crime novel and a solid debut for David Albertyn.”

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“a shadowy fairy tale, in which two lovers, of which one, unfortunately, is dead, live in an enchanted house inhabited with wondrously quirky beings.”

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