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Pushkin Hills

A comedy of Russian art and politics finds a frustrated writer being torn apart at the seams.

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In Paradise

A guided tour through Nazi concentration camps makes for a haunting end to the life and career of a twentieth-century master.

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Every Day Is for the Thief

A Nigerian expatriate returns to Lagos, with altered vision.

 

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All Our Names

American reinvention meets African revolution in the tale of a friendship and its aftermath.

 

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A Country for Old Men

Fiction's Old Guard is in anything but retreat.

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Quesadillas

A Mexican family's comic woes vibrantly recall Greek mythology and the young James Joyce.

 

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Perfect

A pair of damaged souls try to knit together worlds unraveled by circumstance.

 

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Dept. of Speculation

A novel of a writer's life at a crossroads -- as seen through snapshots from the mind's eye.

 

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Silence Once Begun

The story of a set of mysterious disappearances in Japan takes readers down a rabbit hole of deceit.

 

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Orfeo

A National Book Award winner's gripping tale of a music teacher who's branded a terrorist.

 

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The Scent of Pine

A road trip to Maine offers a Russian immigrant transportive memories of her past, and a prospective ally in her future.

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The Secret History of Las Vegas

A mystery in the Nevada desert has roots in the terrible legacy of apartheid.

 

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At Night We Walk in Circles

An actor's journey into a mysterious role plays out against the aftermath of a dictatorial regime.

 

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The Signature of All Things

The author of Eat, Pray, Love spins a globetrotting tale of a 19th-century naturalist's quest for understanding.

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The Goldfinch

The author of The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a saga of obsession, art, crime, and loneliness.

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A Guide for the Perplexed

The life of a medieval philosopher -- and the questions of mortality with which he grappled -- is braided with a modern story of technology and terror.

 

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The Circle

A young woman joins a rising tech firm with Orwellian ambitions.

 

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The Childhood of Jesus

The author of Disgrace explores issues of conformity and creativity through an allegory that draws obliquely on the life of Christ.

 

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Dissident Gardens

The author of Motherless Brooklyn turns his gaze on radicals and red-diaper babies coming of age in Queens.

 

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The Maid's Version

The author of Winter's Bone returns to Missouri, to extinguish a mysterious act of Depression-era arson.

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Bleeding Edge

The author of Gravity's Rainbow delivers a portrait of New York gripped by fear both real and virtual.

 

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The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

An epic of spy games, intergenerational abuse, and trickery in the island of Haiti.

 

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MaddAddam

The post-apocalyptic trilogy begun in Oryx and Crake concludes.

 

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Claire of the Sea Light

In a small Haitian town, the question of a young girl's fate hangs in the balance.

 

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Brewster

The restlessness of two small-town teens mirrors the turbulence of 1968.

 

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The Art of Joy

An epic-scale novel of a woman's emotional and sexual odyssey, written by the daughter of anarchists.

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The Sound of Things Falling

Echoes of Nabokov and Fitzgerald ring through the life and death of a Colombian drug runner.

 

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The Night Gwen Stacy Died

Two comic book imitators in love learn the joys and perils of role playing.

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Fin & Lady

A pair of orphans make their way through life in the Greenwich Village of the 1960s.

 

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Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

The tuneful life and lasting zest of a sweetly dry wit.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.