Literary Fiction

Avenue of Mysteries John Irving

AVENUE OF MYSTERIES takes place in Mexico and the Philippines, as the past collides with the future when a young  teen-age brother and sister deal with her ability to read minds

 

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Moon Witch, Spider King Marlon James

MOON WITCH SPIDER KING is a fantastically inventive story drawing from African myth and mythology. Neil Gaiman is quoted on the jacket saying he couldn't wait for this book.

 

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Treeborne Caleb Johnson
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All Woman and Springtime Brandon W. Jones

ALL WOMAN AND SPRINGTIME is an incredibly powerful story of two young girls growing up in one of North Korea's forced-labor camps. Because of the resilience shown by the two protagonists, they are able to manage life beyond the cruel sex trade. 
 

 

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When These Mountains Burn David Joy

WHEN THESE MOUNTAINS BURN is a gritty and gorgeous tale of the opiod epidemic in Appalachia, told from multiple sides. A father finally loses patience bailing his addict son out of trouble with his dealer, and decides to take the law into his own hands. A man whose workplace injury cost him his job and his health feeds...

The Weight of this World David Joy

THE WEIGHT OF THIS WORLD is a signature David Joy gritty tale of a mother and son entangled in drugs, murder and money. If the real author's name weren't on the cover, readers would swear this story was written by Cormac McCarthy.

 

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The Line That Held Us David Joy

THE LINE THAT HELD US is another signature David Joy tale about murder and vengeance in Appalachia. This time a hunter accidently kills a member of a notoriously dangerous local family and enlists his best friend to attempt to keep the secret from the victim's vicious brother.

 

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The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd

THE INVENTION OF WINGS debuted at #1 on The New York Times best-seller list. Based on a true story and inspired by a heroic woman, the riveting story is set prior to the Civil War and recognizes two sisters of privilege  struggling to be abolitionists going against their family, friends and community.

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Unsheltered Barbara Kingsolver

UNSHELTERED is the story of Willa, a middle aged woman who, in a attempt to get funding to fix up her shoddy old home, learns about the history of her town and especially about a former resident from the 1880's, Thatcher Greenwood. The story then shifts back and forth between Willa and Thatcher, drawing parallels...

Flight Behavior Barbara Kingsolver
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