Staff picks tagged "literary fiction"

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Homegoing

5

A sweeping historical saga about two half-sisters and the generations that come after them. Read more...

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The Turner House

4

A timely story about 13 siblings, an ailing matriarch, a persistent ghost and the fate of a family home after the Detroit housing crisis. Read more...

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Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders

4

A lost book. A secret pact. A family mystery. Julianna Baggott weaves these disparate elements together with wit and warmth in her latest novel. Read more...

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The Sunlit Night

4

An artful setting takes center stage in this debut novel about two lost souls connecting on a remote Norwegian island. Read more...

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Did You Ever Have a Family

5

A subtle, quiet and beautifully written novel about life before and after unbearable grief. Read more...

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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

4

A tale of mystery and intrigue, featuring a mechanical octopus that steals socks. Read more...

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We Never Asked for Wings

5

Hold onto your hearts, Diffenbaugh has earned her literary wings in her second masterpiece and she is about to take your breath away. Read more...

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Etta and Otto and Russell and James

4

What really drives an 82-year-old woman to walk across Canada with a coyote? Read more...

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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...