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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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The No World Concerto

A novelist tries to make very modern music out of a work of fiction.

 

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George Anderson: Notes for a Love Song in Imperial Time

Can the CIA director's soul be saved by an editor's idiosyncratic methods?

 

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Southern Cross the Dog

Terror and redemption alternate in this darkly lyrical adventure set in the Depression-era South.

 

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Americanah

Two young Nigerians leave home in the new novel from the author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

 

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And the Mountains Echoed

The author of The Kite Runner returns with a story of a family separated by war, still connected by hidden threads.

 

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The Blind Man's Garden

The Afghan odyssey of two Pakistani brothers finds fabled beauty amidst modern warfare.

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The Magic of Saida

A multiracial man returns to the African town of his birth, to confront a mystery of poetry and identity.

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The Movement of Stars

Charting a love affair between astronomers from worlds apart.

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The Eleven

The rise of a painter amid the French Revolution and the Terror that followed.

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The Burn Palace

A supernatural thriller that defies genre conventions and the "guilty pleasure" principle.

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Life after Life

History repeats itself -- with variations -- in an inventive epic from the creator of the Jackson Brodie novels.

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Benediction

A view of the Colorado landscape and a family's new horizon.

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Speedboat

A long-out-of-print gem of wry postmodernism returns.

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Ten White Geese

A Welsh farmhouse offers a garden of earthly delights.

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July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).