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Chosen Country: A Rebellion in the West Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250169129
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 22nd, 2018

Bartleby the Scrivener (The Art of the Novella) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780974607801
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Published: Melville House - May 1st, 2004

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679775430
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1998

This book starts out pretty simply, with a man looking for his wife's missing cat. Then the man's wife goes missing. As his search continues, he meets one fascinating character after another, and gets dragged into the surreal netherworld of Tokyo. It's a page-turning mystery story that's also a beautifully written surreal novel. If you're looking for a fresh read, this is it.


Wittgenstein's Mistress (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) Cover Image
By David Markson, Steven Moore (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9781564782113
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - May 1st, 1988

This book grabs your attention from the first page. The novel is told from the perspective of a woman who is either the last creature on earth or just insane. She repeats tidbits from the lives of historical figures (painters, composers, etc.) but changes the details every time, and jumbles them up with her own life story. By the end of book, you can piece together the truth about what happened to this woman, which makes for a beautiful, satisfying conclusion.


House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375703768
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Published: Pantheon - March 7th, 2000

The is one of the craziest and best books I've ever read. It's about a manuscript found by a tattoo artist that was written by a blind man about a documentary that never existed about a house that's bigger on the inside than on the outside. Much bigger, it turns out. A lot of the suspense hinges on basic stuff like the fear of the dark, but you'll be surprised how potent that imagery can be in the right hands.


Caribou Island: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061875731
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 3rd, 2012

David Vann is a fantastic, underappreciated novelist.  His writing is gorgeous, and his stories are dark and fascinating.  This novel is a study of a marriage gone horribly awry, set in the unforgiving, rural Alaskan landscape. Not a book for the feint of heart, but so very worth it.


Tenth of December: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812984255
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

Lot: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525533672
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 19th, 2019

The Light Years: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374294410
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 2nd, 2019

Exhalation: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101947883
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction): A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385537070
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Published: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019

Coventry: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374126773
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 17th, 2019

The Topeka School: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374277789
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 1st, 2019

Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802156983
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

Interior Chinatown: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307907196
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Published: Pantheon - January 28th, 2020

The Memory Police: A Novel Cover Image
By Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781101870600
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Published: Pantheon - August 13th, 2019

Hamnet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525657606
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Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

A vivid rendering of the marriage between William Shakespeare and his wife (traditionally known as Anne, here as Agnes) and the death of their son Hamnet. Agnes is a fascinating central character, and between her premonitions and deep connection to the natural world, the novel shimmers with magic and possibility and fear and unknowability. For appreciators of beautiful descriptive language.


Utopia Avenue: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812997439
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Published: Random House - July 14th, 2020

Set in 1960s London, this novel is a highly literary take on the classic rise-of-a-rock-band-and-ensuing-craziness story, as only David Mitchell could write it. Fans of Mitchell will find the genre-bending (and callbacks to earlier novels) that he’s famous for, and fans of the music will enjoy his evocative depiction of a scene like no other.


Memorial: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593087275
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2020

At the center of this novel are Mike and Ben, separated suddenly by an ocean and not sure what’s happening with their relationship. From this, Bryan Washington spins a deeply affecting, beautifully crafted examination of love in many forms: relationships, family, the challenge of truly knowing those in our lives, and the act of caring for others.


A Burning: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525658696
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Published: Knopf - June 2nd, 2020

This tightly plotted page-turner starts with a terrorist attack on a train in West Bengal, and follows the lives of three characters swept up in the aftermath: Jivan, a young Muslim woman from the slums; Lovely, a hijra with dreams of being a movie star; and PT Sir, a teacher with nationalist political ambitions. Timely, and a great read.