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Dirty Love

The author of House of Sand and Fog elegantly chronicles the tragedies and epiphanies of average Joes and Janes, in four bittersweet novellas of grace, ingenuity and intimacy.

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The Last Banquet

A man who has an insatiable quest to taste every flavor in existence is the engaging protagonist of this sensuous novel set against the backdrop of the French Enlightenment.

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The Black Spider

This infamously creepy horror tale recounts a remote Swiss village coming into contact with pure evil, and the horrifying consequences of one woman's defiance.

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The Night Guest

A thrilling psychological portrait of an aging mother, isolated in her home by the Australian seaside until she receives a visit from a live-in nurse with dark secrets of her own.

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Vintage Attraction

A frustrated young teacher and a bewitching sommelier begin a love affair as complicated as the flavors beneath a Pinot Noir in this unique and scintillating novel.

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As Flies to Whatless Boys

Young love blossoms in the colonies of 19th-century Trinidad, as two Brits wrestle with the limitations of social class, and a rebellion that yields tragic consequences.

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Songs of Willow Frost

A Chinese-American orphan boy believes he's found his mother - now an exotic Hollywood starlet - in this sweeping novel of Depression-era Seattle.

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Tinderbox

A seemingly innocuous nanny starts showing a darker side to her psychotherapist employer in Lisa Gornick's creepy, perceptive novel.

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Cartwheel

Wronged innocent or heartless monster?  Jennifer duBois's portrait of a young woman accused of murder on her semester abroad turns a case from the headlines into the season's most wonderfully twisted tale.

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His Wife Leaves Him

A simple and devastating exploration of the darkest, most tender interiors of a husband in the wake of his wife's death, from National Book Award nominee Stephen Dixon (Interstate).

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Longbourn

Belowstairs with the Bennets.  Jo Baker's servants-eye-view of Pride & Prejudice uncovers a yearning love story  in the lives of those who invisibly attend Austen's upper-crust lovers. 

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The Star of Istanbul

Robert Olen Butler's heroic war correspondent Christopher Marlowe Cobb (The Hot Country) returns in an espionage adventure on the Lusitania, wooing starlets and brawling with German agents aboard the infamous ship.

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The Aftermath

Rhidian Brook draws upon his own family history in this story of a British colonel who is charged with restoring a ruined Hamburg after the Nazi surrender, and who finds his own family's grief entwined with that of his German neighbors.  A Discover Great New Writers selection.

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Asunder

Two museum guards at London's National Gallery find their private lives and the artwork they protect intertwining in strange and unsettling ways.

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Man Alive!

In this quirky and insightful novel, a pediatric psychiatrist’s life – and those of his patients – is changed forever when he is struck by lightning and becomes obsessed with barbecuing.

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Duplex

This surreal novel from Kathryn Davis profiles two suburban children attempting to escape the black hole of a regimented and sheltered existence – and finding the way out as circuitous and strange as their own impending maturity.

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The Facades

A popular opera singer vanishes in a depressed Midwest city, where her timid husband must descend into an underworld of defiant librarians, crazed architects, and apocalypse fanatics to find her.  A Discover Great New Writers selection.

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The Gamal

A group of Irish adolescents keeps a terrible secret of their tiny, claustrophobic village in this inventive novel in the vein of J.D. Salinger.

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Burial Rites

In Hannah Kent's stark debut, Icelandic murderer Agnes awaits execution on a family's remote farm, and finds redemption in revealing her complex reasons for killing her former master.

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The Short Fiction of Flann O'Brien

Fans of the late Irish modernist get a compact treat in this comprehensive collection of O’Brien’s short stories, that also includes his final, incomplete novel and other unpublished work.

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Sweet Thunder

The beloved rogue charmer Morrie Morgan returns in a new adventure of greed, deception and redemption in turn-of-the-century Montana, from a true master of Western fiction.

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Lookaway, Lookaway

This uproarious example of Southern Gothic at its finest examines the exploits of the dying Old South and its steamy secrets from the vantage point of the dysfunctional Johnson family.

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Elect H. Mouse State Judge

A politician’s young daughters are kidnapped on the eve of an election in this off-the-wall novella, where the political candidate is actually a mouse, and the detectives on the case are none other than Barbie and Ken.

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The Virgins

In a fresh take on the boarding school novel, Pamela Erens paints a complicated, tender portrait of a pleasure-seeking, drug-taking adolescent couple, rebellious in every way but one.

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The Hare

Among the Mapuche tribe in the pampas of 19th-century Argentina, a British naturalist searches for the elusive Legibrerian hare - a species that the local Indians say has the ability to fly -  in Cesar Aira’s surreal adventure tale.

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Very Recent History

An archive of disaffected college grads grappling with careers, dating and sex in post-millennial New York City, Choire Sicha’s debut is a fact and fiction hybrid of wry satire and profound commentary.

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The Measures Between Us

Three Boston families cope with an impending hurricane, cataclysmic flooding and their own destructive secrets in Ethan Hauser’s impactful debut novel.

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& Sons

A hermetic genius questions the character of his heirs and the legacy of his literary masterpiece, Ampersand, in this adept tale of the compelling reasons behind why we write.

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The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker’s debut novel follows the newly orphaned Carlotta Dell’oro as she examines the lives of her parents – glassblower Leopoldo and his cold-but-beautiful Clotilde –  and their romantic trajectory spanning the ages. 

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Men in Miami Hotels

This Floridian thriller's lush, poetic prose beautifully clashes with its steamy plot:  a Key West gangster goes on the run with the woman he loves after stealing his boss's emeralds.

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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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