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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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Middle C

Why the eighty-eight-year old novelist's new work reads like a debut.

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See Now Then

A family's domestic drama carries the magnitude of Greek myth.

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove

A horde of surreal short stories meld the commonplace with the supernatural.

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Artful

Phantom authors haunt the pages of Ali Smith’s unclassifiable new work.

 

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The Painted Girls

A novel of Belle  Époque Paris, through the eyes of a dancer-turned-studio-muse.

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Life Goes On

A novel of Germany during the rise of the Nazis -- and banned by Hitler's regime.

 

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Lazarus Is Dead

A biblical miracle is recast as an episode in the story of a long and unusual friendship.

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Magnificence

A mansion-full of stuffed beasts provides a haunting setting for a novel of secrets and consequences.

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Back to Blood

A wryly observant take on twenty-first-century America through the life of one of its most colorful cities.

 

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It's Fine By Me

The acclaimed Norwegian novelist captures the angst of youth and evokes the work of Raymond Carver.

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May We Be Forgiven

A sprawling aesthetic jumble of a novel finds a unified voice.

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The Yellow Birds

A young veteran of the war in Iraq turns to fiction in his struggle to make sense of a perplexing combat.

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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

On the road in search of self-awareness.

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Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

A star on the rise during Hollywood's Golden Age.

 

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NW

The novelist maps a twenty-first century city through the lives of four of its natives.

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Lionel Asbo: State of England

A Cockney thug wins the lottery.

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April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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.