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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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Lillian & Dash

Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett, a Golden Age literary power couple responsible for such classics as The Maltese Falcon and The Children’s Hour are astutely portrayed in this unique reimagining of the ups and downs of their romantic trajectory.

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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Nathaniel Piven is a bright young man ruling the Brooklyn literary scene, as well as the hearts of its smitten women.  Yet he constantly struggles with romantic indecision in Adelle Waldman's sharp, modernized comedy of manners.

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Instructions for a Heatwave

Award-winning Irish author Maggie O’Farrell presents an engrossing, suspenseful tale of family secrets bubbling to the surface on a scorching day during the notorious British heatwave of 1976.

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Tampa

This uncompromising, scalding debut from Alissa Nutting follows Celeste Price, an insatiable sociopath who becomes a middle-school teacher with the sole purpose of seducing her adolescent male students.

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The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

Struggling with depression, Greta Wells volunteers for an extreme psychiatric procedure that ends up transporting her into the lives she could have lived, in this imaginative work of existential time-travel.

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Chocolates for Breakfast

15-year-old rebel socialite Courtney Farrell juggles forbidden crushes, distant parents and love affairs with older men in this manic 1950s novel of female disaffection in New York and L.A.

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Five Star Billionaire

Five Malaysian immigrants try to find success and redemption in the glittering prospects of Shanghai, in this haunting novel about the promise – as well as the façade - of the New China.

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The Mehlis Report

The English language debut of the winner of the 2012 International Arabic Fiction Prize, The Mehlis Report is an intense exploration of an unstable, surreal Beirut, waiting to learn the reasons behind the mysterious death of its prime minister. 

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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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