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The Sympathizer
1. The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Grove Press
Pages: 371
Format: Print book

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five 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 epic of love...
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All the Light We Cannot See
2. All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr · Scribner
Pages: 531
Format: Hardcover

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 of World...
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The Goldfinch: A Novel
3. 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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The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel
4. The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel

Adam Johnson · Random House Trade Paperbacks; Advance Reader's Edition. edition
Format: Paperback

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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A Visit from the Goon Squad
5. A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

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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Tinkers
6. Tinkers

Paul Harding · Bellevue Literary Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

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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Olive Kitteridge: Fiction
7. Olive Kitteridge: Fiction

Elizabeth Strout · Random House; 2 edition
Format: Book

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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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Diaz · Riverhead Hardcover
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today Things have never been easy for Oscar a sweet but disastrously overweight lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd From his home in New Jersey where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious...
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The Road
9. The Road

Cormac McCarthy · Knopf; 1st, 13th printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthys 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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March: A Novel
10. March: A Novel

Geraldine Brooks · Viking Adult; First Edition edition
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the war, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. Riveting and elegant as it is meticulously...
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Gilead: A Novel
11. Gilead: A Novel

Marilynne Robinson · Alexandria Library
Pages: 247
Format: Hardcover

2005 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction
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The Known World
12. The Known World

Edward P Jones · Amistad
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

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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Middlesex: A Novel
13. Middlesex: A Novel

Jeffrey Eugenides · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

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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Empire Falls
14. Empire Falls

Richard Russo · Vintage Contemporaries
Pages: 496
Format: Paperback

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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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: A Novel
15. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: A Novel

Michael Chabon · Random House; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

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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Interpreter of Maladies
16. Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri
Format: Book

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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