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The Dog Stars

After a mysterious flu wipes out most of the U.S. population, a man and his canine companion struggle to survive.

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With the Animals

A farmer who loves his cows more than his wife has his world turned upside down by the arrival of a migrant worker.

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Dead Stars

The depths of a celebrity-fevered culture are mapped in a Hollywood Inferno.

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A Hologram for the King

Stranded in Saudi Arabia, a salesman confronts the hollowed-out remains of his life.

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True Believers: A Novel

A sixties radical confronts the twenty-first century.

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Mountains of the Moon

A riveting debut novel follows a young survivor on a determined odyssey.

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Alif the Unseen

Scheherezade's tales get a techno-thriller update in this inventive new novel.

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The Cyclist Conspiracy

A dishwasher who becomes king and an order of bicycling monks caper through a deliberately head-spinning tale.

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Capital: A Novel

The author of I.O.U. follows the bubble's bursting through one street full of  London lives.

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The Dream of the Celt

The Nobel laureate spins a continent-spanning tale out of the life of an Irish adventurer.

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The Lower River

A former Peace Corps volunteer tries to return to an idyllic African village, only to discover a nightmare.

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A Naked Singularity

A public defender's tragicomic exploits are at the heart of a boldly exuberant debut novel.

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The Newlyweds

A young woman tries to escape her Bangladeshi village life by becoming an email-order bride.

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Canada

A robbery gone wrong sends a child into exile in a story that recalls the work of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.

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Home

The Nobel laureate's new novel addresses familiar themes in the story of a soldier's homecoming.

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HHhH

A novelist takes up the tale of a plot to kill a Nazi leader. But how much is truth?

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Schmidt Steps Back

The author of About Schmidt brings his aging hero back to confront the prospect of a last chance at love.

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Satantango

A Hungarian author's portrait of village life pulls no punches.

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Carry the One

The aftermath of a tragic moment ripples out through years, and lives.

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The Vanishers

Female psychics clash and destructive fury erupts.

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By Blood

The secrets of the consulting room travel through walls and breed a man's obsession with a stranger.

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Gods Without Men

A desert monolith is the strange attractor in a tale of myth and madness that hopscotches through time.

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No One Is Here Except All of Us

As war looms, a Romanian village chooses to reimagine the world.

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Watergate

The infamous cover-up  -- and the gossip surrounding it -- is at the heart of a novel about men and women vying for power.

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Girl Reading

A debut novel hints at connections between seven bookish women scattered through time.

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From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant

A wannabe-fashionista becomes a victim of national-security paranoia in this darkly comic novel.

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Spring: A Novel

"Insecurity and uncertainty rule the day" in this portrait of a love affair.

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The Flame Alphabet

A plague of words tears ordinary life asunder in this heartrending fable.

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The Last Nude

The true story of an artist and her model inspires a tale of obsession and its consequences.

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The Map and the Territory

The controversial French novelist has a little fun.

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April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

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.