Staff picks tagged "literary fiction"

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The Book of Unknown Americans

5

A beautiful story about familial bonds, overcoming tragedy and the immigrant experience. Read more...

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A Little Life

5

Haunting, absorbing, beautiful. This book changed me. Read more...

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Dirt: a novel

5

If you can bear the misery, it's well worth the pain. Read more...

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Station Eleven

5

If you like a little Shakespeare with your apocalyptic fiction, then this genre-bending book is for you! Read more...

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The Bone Clocks

3

Is "The Bone Clocks" ambitious? Absolutely! Inventive? Without a doubt! Expertly crafted? Yes! A truly great book? Well, that I'm not so sure about... Read more...

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Us Conductors

5

The winner of the 2014 Giller prize for Canadian fiction tells a story of love, espionage and the uncanny singing of the electronic ether. Read more...

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The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

5

If you feel a bit unmoored while reading "The Rise and Fall of Great Powers," well, welcome to the world Tooly Zylberberg. Read more...

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove

4

These are stories that strain credulity while endeavoring to delineate exactly those things that make us human. Read more...

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The Lowland

4

Set in India and America, this is a sweeping novel about two brothers, family tragedy and trying to pick up the pieces. Read more...

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The Dog Stars

4

Imagine the editors of "Field and Stream," "Soldier of Fortune" and "Poetry" magazine getting together to write a post-apocalyptic novel. Read more...