Literary Fiction

Adjustment Day Chuck Palahniuk

ADJUSTMENT DAY is another piece of fantastic, transgressive fiction by the master of the genre. Like all his work, this is a thrilling and shocking look at the world through twisted eyes, creating a dystopian version of the future where, among other events, a website exists that allows people to vote for whom they deem...

Commonwealth Ann Patchett

COMMONWEALTH is a mesmerizing tale of two families split apart and somewhat coming together in a strange manner. When a well-known author discovers the details, he publishes a huge best-seller based on these facts. Ironically, the families' stories are actually based on fact - the real author's!

 

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Run Ann Patchett

RUN takes place in a twenty-four hour period with a focus on a former mayor of Boston concerned about his children after an accident. Political issues take a back seat when family is concerned.

 

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State of Wonder Ann Patchett

STATE OF WONDER is set in the wilds of the Amazon when a scientist with a large pharmaceutical company is sent to track down her mentor who has disappeared. The reader is led into the heart of darkness, and then through poison arrows, snakes and cannibals, and yet, the protagonist pushes on.

 

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Mrs. Fletcher Tom Perrotta

MRS. FLETCHER is a divorced mother who begins to dabble in erotic sex and pornography when her only child goes away to college. This new phase of her life is a far cry from her normal days as director of a senior center. The consequences of this departure soon come home to roost.

 

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A Free State Tom Piazza

A FREE STATE is set prior to the Civil War and follows the adventures of a fugitive slave who fools the white citizens of Philadelphia as he entertains, pretending to be a white musician in blackface. 

 

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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 Francine Prose

LOVERS AT THE CHAMELEON CLUB, PARIS 1932 captures the "City of Light" at its height - in the Roaring Twenties. Some of literature's most interesting characters congregate at the Chameleon Club - including a cross-dressing lesbian athlete, a young photographer and a socialite art patron. Each voice is spoken with...

Barkskins Annie Proulx

BARKSKINS traces the descendants of two families for three hundred years blending history and imagination. The unforgettable characters travel across the globe facing revenge, Indian attacks, and even cultural annihilation. Critics call this Annie Proulx's finest work.

 

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The Reason You're Alive Matthew Quick

THE REASON YOU'RE ALIVE is a brilliant and dark story of a wounded veteran who attempts to put his life in order as the end nears. The former soldier, in both a heartfelt and sometimes humorous manner, hopes to prove he is a loving and honorable man.

 

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The Ventriloquists E.R. Ramzipoor

THE VENTRILOQUISTS finds a young girl, Helene, masquerading as a boy and selling newspapers to survive on the streets of 1943 Brussels. When the Nazis pressure her friend, a publisher of dissident underground newspapers, to betray his cause or die, they and their peers decide to pretend to cave to the German demands,...