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1 - Breasts and Eggs

Mieko Kawakami · Europa Editions

The story of three women by a writer hailed by Haruki Murakami as Japan's most important contemporary novelist, WINNER OF THE AKUTAGAWA PRIZE. "Breasts and Eggs took my breath away." -- HARUKI MURAKAMI Challenging every preconception about storytelling and prose style, mixing...
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2 - Deacon King Kong: A Novel

James McBride · Riverhead Books

From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting.

In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause...
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3 - Hamnet: A novel

Maggie O'Farrell · Knopf

A thrilling departure: A short, piercing, deeply moving new novel from the acclaimed author of I Am, I Am, I Am, about the death of Shakespeare's eleven-year-old son Hamnet--a name interchangeable with Hamlet in fifteenth-century Britain--and the years leading up to the production of his great...
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4 - Leave the World Behind: A Novel

Rumaan Alam · Ecco

A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrongAmanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter,...
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5 - Little Eyes: A Novel

Samanta Schweblin · Riverhead Books

A visionary novel about our interconnected present, about the collision of horror and humanity, from a master of the spine-tingling tale.They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of in Sierra Leone, town squares in Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms...
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6 - The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories

Danielle Evans · Riverhead Books

Danielle Evans is widely acclaimed for her blisteringly smart voice and x-ray insights into complex human relationships. With The Office of Historical Corrections, Evans zooms in on particular moments and relationships in her characters' lives in a way that allows them to speak to larger...
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7 - Piranesi

Susanna Clarke · Bloomsbury Publishing

From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon...
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8 - Run Me to Earth

Paul Yoon · Simon & Schuster

From award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a beautiful, aching novel about three kids orphaned in 1960s Laos - and how their destinies are entwined across decades, anointed by Hernan Diaz as, "one of those rare novels that stays with us to become a standard with which we measure other...
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9 - Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart


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10 - Temporary

Leichter, Hilary · Coffee House Press

In Temporary, a young woman's workplace is the size of the world. She fills increasingly bizarre placements in search of steadiness, connection, and something, at last, to call her own. Whether it's shining an endless closet of shoes, swabbing the deck of a pirate ship, assisting an assassin,...

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11 - The Vanishing Half: A Novel

Brit Bennett · Riverhead Books

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together...
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