Literary Fiction

The Sentence Louise Erdrich

THE SENTENCE is a rich narrative (as you might expect from the winner of The National Book Award and The Pulitzer Prize) set around a small independent bookstore - that is haunted.

 

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The Night Watchman Louise Erdrich

THE NIGHT WATCHMAN is based on the author's grandfather who went from rural North Dakota all the way to our nation's capital to fight against Native dispossession. The story exudes the humor and elegant prose a reader expects from a literary master and Pulitzer Prize winner.

 

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Fresh Complaint Jeffrey Eugenides

FRESH COMPLAINT is Jeffrey Eugenides at his best with a brilliant collection of stories containing subjects as varied as immigrants, reproductive antics and embezzlers. Each is a stand-alone and prove the author's ability to reach and entertain.

 

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Here I Am Jonathan Safran Foer

HERE I AM is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. While the reader will find emotional urgency, there is a wonderful balance of hilarious irreverence. 

 

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Let Me Be Frank With You Richard Ford

LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU is a collection of four connected stories told by Frank Bascombe, one of the most famous characters in American literature. The tales are wry, profane and comedic while the base is the terrible storm Sandy. 

 

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Canada Richard Ford

CANADA tells the story of a brother and sister growing up in a small town, whose normal, regular, average parents rob a bank. The teenagers attempt to redefine their lives is a resonant and luminous read destined to become a classic. 

 

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Sorry For Your Trouble: Stories Richard Ford

SORRY FOR YOUR TROUBLE is a collection of short stories, many of which center around themes of loss, whether through a breakup or through death. The collection contains a novella, "The Run of Yourself," finds a lawyer in New Orleans dealing with the death of his wife and trying to find a way through his grief. All of...

Booth Karern Joy Fowler

BOOTH brings the reader to a complete understanding of how the most infamous figure in American history became the man who asasssinated President Lincoln. Meticulous research and brilliant writing follows John Wilkes Booth and his strange secret family from birh to that unforgivable night. The use of fiction allowed...

Crossroads Jonathan Franzen

CROSSROADS is the first volume in a trilogy that foloows the political, intellectual, and social crosscurrents of a family's dynamics through three generations. It has moments of comedy, and then turns harrowing and suspenseful.

 

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Purity Jonathan Franzen

PURITY is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity and murder. The book follows a quixotic young woman from California to South America to Germany to unlock the secrets of who she really is.  This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...