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Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

Danielle Evans · Riverhead Books
Pages: 232
Format: Book

Introducing a new star of her generation, an electric debut story collection about young African-American and mixed-race teens, women, and men struggling to find a place in their families and communities. When Danielle Evans's short story "Virgins" was published in The Paris...
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Salvage the Bones: A Novel

Jesmyn Ward · Bloomsbury
Pages: 261
Format: Book

A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds and a wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, "Salvage the Bones" is revelatory, real, and muscled with poetry.
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White Teeth: A Novel

Zadie Smith · Vintage Books
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

Zadie Smith's dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith's voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.At the center of this...
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Franny and Zooey

J. D. Salinger · Little
Pages: 201
Format: Print book

The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New York, the Glasses. It is a long-term project, patently an ambiguous...
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Eileen: A Novel

Ottessa Moshfegh · Penguin Press
Pages: 260
Format: Hardcover

Dreaming of life in the city while caring for her alcoholic father and working in a 1960s boys' prison, a disturbed young woman is manipulated into committing a psychologically charged crime during the holiday season.
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The Goldfinch: A Novel

Donna Tartt · Little Brown & Company
Pages: 771
Format: Hardcover

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 has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York...
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