Literary Fiction

The Guest Emma Cline

THE GUEST is a powerful novel about a young woman discarded at a train station by the older man with whom she had been living. She then drifts through the rarefied world of Long Island attempting to land on solid ground. This is a spellbinding literary achievement. 

 

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Daddy Emma Cline

DADDY is a brilliant collection of dark stories praised by critics around the country. These literary treasures run the gamit from an absentee father collecting his son from boarding school to a young woman selling her underwear to a stranger to a notorious guest arriving in the Southwest for rehab. Fans of The...

Water Dancer Ta-Nehisi Coates

THE WATER DANCER is a gorgeously written work of magical realism that balances the horrors of slavery against the fantastical. The protagonist Hiram escapes and joins a guerilla cell planning to return to the plantation and liberate his family still in bondage. This character could have been imagined from the minds of...

The Night Travelers Armando Lucas Correa

THE NIGHT TRAVELERS is a brilliant use of language that follows three generations of women from Berlin at the beginning of World War Two, to Cuba, France, and back to Berlin. It is a powerful look at the terrors and hopes of strong women.

 

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The Snow Queen Michael Cunningham

THE SNOW QUEEN follows two brothers, one of whom is soon to marry, and the struggles they face in the serious illness of the future bride, drug use, and the different path each takes.

 

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Boy Swallows Universe Trent Dalton

BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE is about a young boy in 1980s Brisbane, Australia trying to make it through...

The Book of Jonas Stephen Dau

THE BOOK OF JONAS is the tense account of a young boy from an unnamed  Middle Eastern country who is relocated to America. He tells a counselor of the U.S. soldier who saved his life and meets the soldier's mother when a shocking secret emerges.  

 

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Spooner Pete Dexter

SPOONER is the book Pete Dexter was born to write as he tells the story of a troubled childhood, troubled adolescence, and violent and troubled adulthood.

 

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The Sunlit Night Rebecca Dinerstein

THE SUNLIT NIGHT finds a young girl fleeing heartbreak in Manhattan and a Russian immigrant from Brooklyn meeting up near the Arctic Circle. The novel feels like a young master's touch has delivered a tale that is full of fun, love, mystery and even on occasion could pass for a travel book. This title has been...

The After Party Anton DiSclafani

THE AFTER PARTY is set in oil-rich Houston of the fifties and centers around two Texas socialites with an obsessive and euphoric relationship that is as consuming as any romance.

 

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