Literary Fiction

The Promise of the Pelican Roy Hoffman

PROMISE OF THE PELICAN is a heart-warming story set in a small Southern coastal town with a smidgen of American Dirt; an older, Yiddish-fluent version of John Grisham; and a cast of characters who would each make a page-turning read on their own.

 

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A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS is set in Afghanistan and follows the time of the Soviet invasion through the Taliban control, to post Taliban rebuilding. The storyline features two generations of characters struggling to survive.

 

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And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini

AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED is an emotional and brilliant look at the pulls of family through generations and across continents. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere in the United States....

Memories of the Future Siri Hustvedt

MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE is a beautifully structured and written novel about a young woman who moves...

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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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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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...