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1 - Blackouts: A Novel

Justin Torres - Farrar, Straus and Giroux

From the bestselling author of We the Animals, Blackouts mines lost histories - personal and collective.Out in the desert in a place called the Palace, a young man tends to a dying soul, someone he once knew briefly, but who has haunted the edges of his life. Juan Gay - playful raconteur,...
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2 - The Rabbit Hutch: A novel

Tess Gunty - Knopf

A stunning debut novel about the quest for transcendence and the desire for love set in a crumbling apartment building in the post-industrial MidwestOnce a bustling industrial center, Vacca Vale, Indiana is now no more than another notch in the Rust Belt, and its inhabitants are no exception....
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3 - Hell of a Book

Jason Mott

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4 - Interior Chinatown: A Novel

Charles Yu - Pantheon

A deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, and escaping the roles we are forced to play - by the author of the infinitely inventive How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. Willis Wu doesn't perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: He's merely Generic...
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5 - Trust Exercise: A Novel

Susan Choi - Henry Holt and Co.

"Brilliant and challenging . . . An uncanny evocation of the not-so-distant past." -- Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. FletcherPulitzer finalist Susan Choi's multipart, narrative-upending novel in which what happens in high school does not stay...
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6 - The Friend: A Novel

Sigrid Nunez - Riverhead Books

FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD "Nunez's prose itself comforts us. Her confident and direct style uplifts - the music in her sentences, her deep and varied intelligence." -The New York Times Book Review"A penetrating, moving meditation on loss, comfort, memory...Nunez...
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7 - Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

Jesmyn Ward - Scribner

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, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner...
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8 - The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead - Doubleday

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from 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 Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation...
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9 - Fortune Smiles: Stories

Adam Johnson - Random House

The National Book Award-winning story collection from the author of The Orphan Masters Son offers something rare in fiction: a new way of looking at the world.. "MASTERFUL." - The Washington Post "ENTRANCING." - O: The Oprah Magazine "PERCEPTIVE AND BRAVE."...
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10 - Redeployment

Phil Klay - Penguin Books

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction"Redeployment is hilarious, biting, whipsawing and sad. Its the best thing written so far on what the war did to peoples souls." - Dexter Filkins, The New York Times Book ReviewSelected as one of the best books of the year by The New York...
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