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1 - Demon Copperhead: A Novel


"Kingsolver is a writer who can help us understand and navigate the chaos of these times." - Minneapolis Star TribuneFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Unsheltered and Flight Behavior, a brilliant novel which enthralls, compels, and captures the heart as it evokes...
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2 - Trust

Hernan Diaz - Riverhead Books

From an award-winning chronicler of our nation's history and its legends comes his much-anticipated novel about wealth and talent, trust and intimacy, truth and perception.Even through the roar and effervescence of the 1920s, everyone in New York has heard of Benjamin and Helen Rask....
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3 - The Netanyahus

Joshua Cohen - New York Review Books

Corbin College, not-quite-upstate New York, winter 1959-1960: Ruben Blum, a Jewish historian - but not an historian of the Jews - is co-opted onto a hiring committee to review the application of an exiled Israeli scholar specializing in the Spanish Inquisition. When Benzion Netanyahu shows...
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4 - The Night Watchman

Louise Erdrich - Harper

Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich's grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death...
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5 - The Nickel Boys: A Novel

Colson Whitehead - Doubleday

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced...
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6 - The Overstory: A Novel

RICHARD POWERS - W. W. Norton & Company

New York Times Bestseller A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits...
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7 - Less: A Novel

ANDREW SEAN GREER - Lee Boudreaux Books

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review) .WINNER OF THE PULITZER...
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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 - The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen - Grove Press

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping...
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10 - All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr - Scribner

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation...
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11 - The Goldfinch: A Novel

Donna Tartt - Little Brown & Company

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,...
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12 - The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel

Adam Johnson - Random House Trade Paperbacks; Advance Reader's Edition. edition

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEIn this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force, Adam Johnson provides a riveting portrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love.NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST DAYTON...
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13 - A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan - Knopf; First Edition edition

Jennifer Egan's spellbinding interlocking narratives circle the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, the reader does, in intimate...
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14 - Tinkers

Paul Harding - Bellevue Literary Press

Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times Bestseller“There are few perfect debut American novels. . . . To this list ought to be added Paul Harding’s devastating first book, Tinkers. . . . Harding has written a masterpiece.” —NPR“In Paul Harding’s stunning...
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15 - Olive Kitteridge: Fiction

Elizabeth Strout - Random House; 2 edition

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • SOON TO BE AN HBO MINISERIESIn a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence...
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16 - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Diaz - Riverhead Books

Winner of:The Pulitzer PrizeThe National Book Critics Circle AwardThe Anisfield-Wolf Book AwardThe Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel PrizeA Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the YearOne of the best books of 2007 according to: The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York...
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17 - The Road

Cormac McCarthy - Alfred A. Knopf

A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark....
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18 - March: A Novel

Geraldine Brooks - Penguin Books

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize--a powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War, from the author of The Secret Chord.. From Louisa May Alcotts beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled...
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19 - Gilead: A Novel

Marilynne Robinson - Farrar, Straus and Giroux

2005 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction 2004 National Book Critics Circle Winner In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Amess life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young...
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20 - The Known World

Edward P Jones - Amistad

Henry Townsend, a black farmer, bootmaker, and former slave, has a fondness for Paradise Lost and an unusual mentor -- William Robbins, perhaps the most powerful man in antebellum Virginia's Manchester County. Under Robbins's tutelage, Henry becomes proprietor of his own plantation...
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21 - Middlesex: A Novel

Jeffrey Eugenides - Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A dazzling triumph from the bestselling author of The Virgin Suicides--the astonishing tale of a gene that passes down through three generations of a Greek-American family and flowers in the body of a teenage girl.In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school...
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22 - Empire Falls

Richard Russo - Vintage Contemporaries

With Empire Falls Richard Russo cements his reputation as one of America's most compelling and compassionate storytellers. Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there?...
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23 - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: A Novel

Michael Chabon - Random House; First Edition edition

With this brilliant novel, the bestselling author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys gives us an exhilarating triumph of language and invention, a stunning novel in which the tragicomic adventures of a couple of boy geniuses reveal much about what happened to America in the middle...
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24 - Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri

Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple...
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