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An American Marriage

Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

by Tayari Jones Algonquin Books (February 06, 2018)

A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK

A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF NPR  * TIME  * BUSTLE  * O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE  * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS  * AMAZON.COM

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION...


Census

Gordon Burn Prize 2018

by Jesse Ball Ecco (March 06, 2018)

NAMED A RECOMMENDED BOOK OF 2018 BY

The New York Times The Chicago Reader Nylon   The Boston Globe • The Huffington Post • The Rumpus   The AV Club • Southern Living • The Millions...


Slip of a Fish

Northern Book Prize 2018

by Amy Arnold And Other Stories (November 01, 2018)

Ash collects words, climbs trees and swims in a deserted lake with her beloved seven-year-old, Charlie. Bemused by everyday life, she has a rich and singular interior world. Over the course of a relentlessly...


The Gift

Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Fiction 2018

by Barbara Browning Coffee House Press (April 17, 2017)

In the midst of Occupy, Barbara Andersen begins spamming people indiscriminately with ukulele covers of sentimental songs. A series of inappropriate intimacies ensued, including an erotically charged correspondence...


The Others

Believer Book Award 2017

by Matthew Rohrer Wave Books (April 10, 2017)

A gripping, eerie, and hilarious novel-in-verse from poet Matthew Rohrer. In a Russian-doll of fictional episodes, we follow a midlevel publishing assistant over the course of a day as he encounters ghost stories,...


A Book of American Martyrs

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2017

by Joyce Carol Oates Ecco (February 07, 2017)

“Oates’ American saga captivates because it exists within an actual drama playing out across the country...Martyrs is a graceful and excruciating story of two families who do not live very far apart, but...


Improvement

PEN/Faulkner Award 2018, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2017

by Joan Silber Counterpoint (November 01, 2017)

The splendid new novel by the critically acclaimed author of Fools and Ideas of Heaven, a Finalist for the National Book Award

One of our most gifted writers of fiction returns with a bold and piercing novel...


Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

National Book Award for Fiction 2017

by Jesmyn Ward Scribner (September 05, 2017)

WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic,...


LaRose

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2016

by Louise Erdrich Harper (May 10, 2016)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Finalist for the 2017 PEN Faulkner Award

In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The...


Delicious Foods: A Novel

PEN/Faulkner Award 2016

by James Hannaham Little, Brown and Company (March 17, 2015)

WINNER OF THE 2016 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE HURSTON/WRIGHT LEGACY FICTION AWARD

FINALIST FOR THE 2016 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES PRIZE FOR FICTION

NOTABLE...


You Don't Have to Live Like This

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2015

by Benjamin Markovits Harper (July 07, 2015)

A frighteningly prescient novel of today’s America—one man’s story of a racially charged real estate experiment in Detroit, Michigan.

“You get in the habit of living a certain kind of life, you keep going...


A God in Ruins: A Novel

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2015

by Kate Atkinson Little, Brown and Company (May 05, 2015)

One of the Best Books of 2015--TIME, NPR, Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Seattle Times, The Kansas City Star, Kirkus, Bookpage, Hudson Booksellers, AARP

The stunning...


Faces in the Crowd

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2014

by Valeria Luiselli & Christina Macsweeney Coffee House Press (April 21, 2014)

Collapsing narratives and the perils of translation from "one of the most important new voices in Mexican writing." (Alma Guillermoprieto)


The Blazing World: A Novel

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2014

by Siri Hustvedt Simon & Schuster (March 11, 2014)

Named one of the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of the Year ** Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction Books of 2014 ** NPR Best Books of 2014 ** Kirkus Reviews Best Literary Fiction Books of 2014...


Snow Hunters: A Novel

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2014

by Paul Yoon Simon & Schuster (August 06, 2013)

Winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award, Snow Hunters is “a subtle, elegant, poignant read” (Oprah.com), featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor’s apprentice and confronts...


To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: A Novel

Dylan Thomas Prize 2014

by Joshua Ferris Little, Brown and Company (May 13, 2014)

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of modern life and one man's search for meaning.

Paul...


The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014

by Donna Tartt Little, Brown and Company (October 22, 2013)

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt...


We Need New Names: A Novel

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2013

by Noviolet Bulawayo Reagan Arthur Books (May 21, 2013)

A remarkable literary debut--shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America.

Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must...


Questions of Travel: A Novel

Miles Franklin Award 2013

by Michelle de Kretser Little, Brown and Company (May 14, 2013)

"It is not really possible to describe, in a short space, the originality and depth of this long and beautifully crafted book."--A.S. Byatt, Guardian Laura Fraser grows up in Sydney, motherless, with a cold,...


Life After Life: A Novel

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2013

by Kate Atkinson Reagan Arthur Books (April 02, 2013)

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that...


The Luminaries

Man Booker Prize 2013, Governor General's Award for Fiction 2013

by Eleanor Catton Little, Brown and Company (October 15, 2013)

The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The...


The Death of Bees

Commonwealth Book Prize 2013

by Lisa O'Donnell Harper (January 02, 2013)

A riveting, brilliantly written debut novel, The Death of Bees is a coming-of-age story in which two young sisters attempt to hold the world at bay after the mysterious death of their parents.

Marnie and Nelly,...


The Innocents

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2012

by Francesca Segal Hachette Books (June 05, 2012)

*** Winner of the 2012 Costa First Novel Award *** *** Winner of the 2013 Harold U. Ribalow Prize, the 2013 Sam Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, the 2012 Costa First Novel Award, and the 2012 National Jewish...


The Yellow Birds: A Novel

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2013, Guardian First Book Award 2012

by Kevin Powers Little, Brown and Company (September 11, 2012)

A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive.

"The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of...


The Sojourn

Chautauqua Prize 2012, Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2012

by Andrew Krivak Bellevue Literary Press (April 19, 2011)

A stunning debut novel of brutality and survival on the Southern Front of World War I.


Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2012, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2012, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2012

by Ben Fountain Ecco (May 01, 2012)

New York Times Bestseller

Now a Major Motion Picture

“Brilliantly done . . . grand, intimate, and joyous.”

—New York Times Book Review

“Mothers, father, sons, and daughters: read this giant-hearted novel.”...


The Round House

National Book Award for Fiction 2012

by Louise Erdrich Harper (October 02, 2012)

The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction.

One of the most revered novelists of our time—a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life—Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling,...


Leaving the Atocha Station

Believer Book Award 2011

by Ben Lerner Coffee House Press (August 23, 2011)

Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his relationship to art. What is actual when our experiences...


Solace

Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2011

by Belinda McKeon Scribner (May 17, 2011)

Belinda McKeon’s Solace is an extraordinarily accomplished first novel—a story of a father and son thrown together by tragedy; one clinging to the old country and one plunging into the new. Set in an Ireland...


Stiltsville: A Novel

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2011

by Susanna Daniel HarperCollins e-books (August 03, 2010)

“A wise and loving portrait of a marriage….Susanna Daniel writes beautifully of matters of the heart.”

— Jennifer Haigh, author of The Condition

 

Against a vivid South Florida background, Susanna Daniel’s...


The Sisters Brothers

Governor General's Award for Fiction 2011

by Patrick Dewitt Ecco (April 26, 2011)

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JAKE GYLLENHAAL, JOHN C. REILLY AND JOAQUIN PHOENIX

A BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST

AND A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Publishers Weekly • Amazon • Hudson Booksellers • Washington...


The Madonnas of Echo Park

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2011

by Brando Skyhorse Free Press (June 01, 2010)

We slipped into this country like thieves, onto the land that once was ours.

With these words, spoken by an illegal Mexican day laborer, The Madonnas of Echo Park takes us into the unseen world of Los Angeles,...


You & Me

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2011

by Padgett Powell Ecco (July 31, 2012)

Padgett Powell, author of the acclaimed The Interrogative Mood and “one of the few truly important American writers of our time” (Sam Lipsyte), returns with a hilarious Southern send-up of Samuel Beckett’s...


Next: A Novel

Believer Book Award 2010

by James Hynes & Jimmy Liao Reagan Arthur Books (March 09, 2010)

One Man, one day, and a novel bursting with drama, comedy, and humanity.

Kevin Quinn is a standard-variety American male: middle-aged, liberal-leaning, self-centered, emotionally damaged, generally determined...


How to Paint a Dead Man

Portico Prize for Fiction 2010

by Sarah Hall HarperCollins (September 08, 2009)

From Sarah Hall, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Daughters of the North and The Electric Michelangelo comes the Harper Perennial paperback original novel How to Paint a Dead Man, a daringly imaginative...


The Lacuna

Women's Prize for Fiction 2010

by Barbara Kingsolver HarperCollins e-books (November 03, 2009)

In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story...


The Bishop's Man: A Novel

Giller Prize 2009

by Linden MacIntyre Counterpoint (September 10, 2010)

Father Duncan MacAskill has spent most of his priesthood as the “Exorcist”—an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward priests and suppress potential scandal. He knows all of the devious ways...


Brooklyn

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2009

by Colm Toibin Scribner (May 05, 2009)

Colm Tóibín’s New York Times bestselling novel—now an acclaimed film starring Saoirse Ronan and Jim Broadbent nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture—is “a moving, deeply satisfying...


The White Tiger: A Novel

Man Booker Prize 2008

by Aravind Adiga Free Press (April 22, 2008)

A stunning literary debut critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste society....


The Septembers of Shiraz

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2008

by Dalia Sofer HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Adrien Brody and Salma Hayek

In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance,...


The New Moon's Arms

Prix Aurora Best novel 2008

by Nalo Hopkinson Grand Central Publishing (February 23, 2007)

First it's her mother's missing gold brooch. Then, a blue and white dish she hasn't seen in years. Followed by an entire grove of cashew trees.

When objects begin appearing out of nowhere, Calamity knows that...


A Golden Age

Commonwealth Best First Book Prize 2008

by Tahmima Anam HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Rehana Haque, a young widow, blissfully prepares for the party she will host for her son and daughter. But this is 1971 in East Pakistan, and change is in the air.

Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War...


The Road Home: A Novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2008

by Rose Tremain Little, Brown and Company (August 26, 2008)

In the wake of factory closings and his beloved wife's death, Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to London, seeking work to support his mother and his little daughter. After a spell of homelessness, he finds...


Birds in Fall

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2007

by Brad Kessler Scribner (April 11, 2006)

One fall night off the coast of a remote island in Nova Scotia, an airplane plummets to the sea as an innkeeper watches from the shore. Miles away in New York City, ornithologist Ana Gathreaux works in a darkened...


No One Belongs Here More Than You

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2007

by Miranda July Scribner (May 15, 2007)

“These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so with a spirit of tenderness and wonder that is wholly...


The Outlander

Hammett Prize 2007

by Gil Adamson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 1903 a mysterious young woman flees alone across the West, one heart-pounding step ahead of the law. At nineteen, Mary Boulton has just become a widow—and her husband's killer. As bloodhounds track her...


Rabbit Hole

Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2007

by DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE Theatre Communications Group (January 11, 2011)

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is now a major motion picture.


Disobedience

Women's Prize for New Writers 2006

by Naomi Alderman Atria Books (September 05, 2006)

*NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING RACHEL WEISZ AND RACHEL MCADAMS

*AUTHOR OF ONE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FAVORITE READS OF 2017

When a young photographer living in New York learns that her estranged father,...


Beasts of No Nation

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2006, John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2005, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2005

by Uzodinma Iweala HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The harrowing, utterly original debut novel by Uzodinma Iweala about the life of a child soldier in a war-torn African country—now a critically-acclaimed Netflix original film directed by Cary Fukunaga (True...


26a

Women's Prize for New Writers 2005

by Diana Evans HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A hauntingly beautiful, wickedly funny, and devastatingly moving novel of innocence and dreams that announces the arrival of a major new talent to the literary scene

In the attic room at 26 Waifer Avenue, identical...