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1 - Hell of a Book

Jason Mott


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2 - 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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3 - 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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4 - 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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5 - 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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6 - 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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7 - Fortune Smiles: Stories

Adam Johnson - Random House

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER * Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson is one of America's most provocative and powerful authors. Critics have compared him to Kurt Vonnegut, David Mitchell, and George Saunders,...
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8 - 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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9 - The Good Lord Bird: A Novel

James McBride - Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for FictionSoon to be a major motion picture starring Liev Schreiber and Jaden SmithA Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the YearWinner of the Morning News Tournament of Champions"A magnificent new novel by the best-selling...
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10 - The Round House

Louise Erdrich - Harper

The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction. One of the most revered novelists of our time--a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life--Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House, transporting...
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11 - Salvage the Bones: A Novel

Jesmyn Ward - Bloomsbury USA

Winner of the 2011 National Book AwardA hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking...
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12 - Lord of Misrule (National Book Award)

Jaimy Gordon - McPherson

WON 2010 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTIONAt the rock-bottom end of the sport of kings sits the ruthless and often violent world of cheap horse racing, where trainers and jockeys, grooms and hotwalkers, loan sharks and touts all struggle to take an edge, or prove their luck, or just survive....
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13 - Let the Great World Spin: A Novel

Colum McCann - Random House Trade Paperbacks

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER * Colum McCanns beloved novel inspired by Philippe Petits daring high-wire stunt, which is also depicted in the film The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-LevittIn the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief...
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14 - Shadow Country

Peter Matthiessen - Modern Library

2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNERPeter Matthiessen's great American epic-Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man's River, and Bone by Bone-was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen...
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15 - Tree of Smoke

Denis Johnson - Picador

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNEROne of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year"The God I want to believe in has a voice and a sense of humor like Denis Johnsons." -- Jonathan Franzen Named A Best Book of the Year by Time, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune,...
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16 - The Echo Maker: A Novel

Richard Powers - Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Winner of the National Book Award From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Overstory and the Oprahs Book Club selection Bewilderment comes Richard Powerss The Echo Maker, a powerful novel about family and loss. "Wise and elegant . . . The mysteries unfold so organically and stealthily...
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17 - Europe Central

William T. Vollmann - Viking Adult; First Edition edition

Audacious. Wildly ambitious. Prolific. All describe William T. Vollmann, author of the seven- volume nonfiction work Rising Up and Rising Down and the Seven Dreams sequence of novels, which the Chicago Tribune hailed as likely to become one of the masterpieces of the century. In Europe...
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18 - The News from Paraguay: A Novel

Lily Tuck - HarperCollins

For him it began with a bright blue parrot feather that fell from Ella Lynch's hat when she was horseback riding in the Bois de Boulogne. The year was 1854, and Francisco Solano Lopez -- "Franco," the future dictator of Paraguay -- began his courtship of the young, beautiful...
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19 - The Great Fire: A Novel

Shirley Hazzard - Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A great writer's sweeping story of men and women struggling to reclaim their lives in the aftermath of world conflict
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20 - Three Junes: A novel

Julia Glass - Anchor

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * An astonishing novel that traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises. In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent...
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21 - The Corrections

Jonathan Franzen - Alexandria Library

Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for FictionNominated for the National Book Critics Circle AwardAn American Library Association Notable BookJonathan Franzen's third novel, The Corrections, is a great work of art and a grandly entertaining overture to our new century: a bold, comic,...
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22 - In America: A Novel

Susan Sontag - Picador; 1st edition

In America is a kaleidoscopic portrait of America on the cusp of modernity. As she did in her enormously popular novel The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag casts a story located in the past in a fresh, provocative light to create a fictional world full of contemporary resonance. In a group...
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