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1. Behold the Dreamers: A Novel

Imbolo Mbue · Random House
Pages: 382
Format: Print book

A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream - the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian...
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2. Christodora: A Novel

Tim Murphy · Grove Press
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan's East Village, the Christodora. The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. Their neighbor, Hector,...
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3. Grief Is the Thing with Feathers: A Novel

Max Porter · Graywolf Press
Pages: 114
Format: Print book

In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow - antagonist, trickster, healer,...
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4. Homegoing: A novel

Yaa Gyasi · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 305
Format: Print book

Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
One of Oprah's 10 Favorite Books of 2016
NPR's Debut Novel of the Year
One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016
One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016

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5. I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Iain Reid · Scout Press
Pages: 210
Format: Print book

Jake and a woman known only as The Girlfriend are taking a long drive to meet his parents at their secluded farm. But when Jake takes a sudden detour, leaving The Girlfriend stranded at a deserted high school, the story transforms into a twisted combination of the darkest unease, psychological...
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6. Missile Paradise

Ron Tanner · Ig Publishing
Pages: 372
Format: Print book

In the Marshall Islands, an island-nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that was once a testing ground for nuclear bombs, American engineers and programmers are making and testing missiles while their "hosts," the indigenous Marshallese, sweep their streets and clean their...
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7. The Nix: A novel

Nathan Hill · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 625
Format: Print book

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
Entertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the Year
A Washington Post 2016 Notable Book
A Slate Top Ten Book


"The Nix is a mother-son psychodrama with ghosts...
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8. The Sport of Kings: A Novel

C E Morgan · Farrar
Pages: 545
Format: Print book

Hellsmouth, an indomitable Thoroughbred with the blood of Triple Crown winners in her veins, runs for the glory of the Forge family, one of Kentucky's oldest and most powerful dynasties. Henry Forge has partnered with his daughter, Henrietta, in an endeavor of raw obsession: to breed...

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9. To the Bright Edge of the World: A Novel

Eowyn Ivey · Little
Pages: 417
Format: Print book

An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of The Snow Child, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition that...
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10. The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead · Doubleday
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

Oprah's Book Club 2016 Selection

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

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11. An Unrestored Woman

Sharon Guskin · Flatiron Books
Pages: 357
Format: Print book

"What an astonishing collection! Provoking, ferocious, moving, splendid, generous and essential. I seemed to finish the book in a different world than the one in which I began it."
-- Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble and Stranger Things Happen


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12. The Unseen World: A Novel

Liz Moore · W W Norton
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The moving story of a daughter's quest to discover the truth about her beloved father's hidden past.

Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada accompanies David...

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