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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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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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July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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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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).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.

Landline

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.