Literary Fiction

Bark: Stories Lorrie Moore

BARK is a collection of brilliant stories that run the gamut from laugh-out-loud to tragic.

 

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The Road from Gap Creek: A Novel Robert Morgan

THE ROAD FROM GAP CREEK follows the lives of a hardscrabble family struggling to survive the depression and the time leading up to the Secomd World War. Robert Morgan is one of the best storytellers to ever come out of Appalachia.

 

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The Gendarme Mark T. Mustian

THE GENDARME has its beginnings in World War I, when the Turks are sending the Armenians out of the country. It is a book of several powerful themes including how the human spirit fights to survive in the face of hopelessness, how love can transcend nationalities and how racism creates divisions where none really exist...

A Good Hard Look Ann Napolitano

A GOOD HARD LOOK honors the spirit of Flannery O'Connor in this fictive account of pieces of the great writer's life. 

 

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The Fountain of St. James Court: Or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman Sena Jeter Naslund

THE FOUNTAIN OF ST. JAMES COURT:  OR, PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS AN OLD WOMAN is a writer's reflections as she ages. There is also a story within the story as thoughts of the painter, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun crash through the author's mind as she finishes the book she is writing on the artist's life. 

 

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What Is Left the Daughter Howard Norman

WHAT IS LEFT THE DAUGHTER finds a teenager living with his aunt and uncle after the sudden deaths of his parents. He comes into contact with a young German when U-boat rumors are running rampant. 

 

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The Odds Stewart O'Nan

THE ODDS: A LOVE STORY follows a couple on their thirtieth anniversary who liquidate their savings with the aim of traveling to a casino, booking the bridal suite, and then risking everything on one huge gamble.

 

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The Man Without a Shadow Joyce Carol Oates

THE MAN WITHOUT A SHADOW explores neuroscience through both a personal and a professional experience. A scientist is perplexed at where to draw the line when it comes to ethics, obsession and passion. 

 

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Inland Téa Obreht

INLAND is the story of a frontier woman in 1892 Arizona, as she and her youngest son await the return of her husband and her oldest sons, and Lurie, a former outlaw now driven to set across the vast expanse of the American southwest, and how their separate threads begin to entwine.

 

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Orhan's Inheritance Aline Ohanesian

ORHAN'S INHERITANCE follows a young man's journey from Turkey to the United States to unravel the mystery of why his grandfather would bequeath the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the...