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Adam Nemett · The Unnamed Press
Format: Paperback

"Nemett's wondrously fresh novel positively bursts with charm, heart, and invention." -- BOOKLIST , Starred Review Welcome to The Egg, an off-campus geodesic dome where David Fuffman and his crew of alienated Princeton students train for what might be the end of days: America...
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Everything Under: A Novel

DAISY JOHNSON · Graywolf Press
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

An eerie, watery reimagining of the Oedipus myth set on the canals of Oxford, from the author of FenThe dictionary doesn't contain every word. Gretel, a lexicographer by trade, knows this better than most. She grew up on a houseboat with her mother, wandering the canals of Oxford and speaking...
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Sold on a Monday: A Novel

Kristina McMorris · Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history.2 CHILDREN FOR SALEThe scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It's an era of breadlines,...
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She Would Be King: A Novel

WAYTU MOORE · Graywolf Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

A novel of exhilarating range, magical realism, and history -- a dazzling retelling of Liberia's formationWayétu Moore's powerful debut novel, She Would Be King, reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia's early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond....
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The Waiter

MATIAS FALDBAKKEN · Gallery/Scout Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of modern classics The Dinner and A Gentleman in Moscow comes The Waiter, in which the finely tuned balance of a grand European restaurant (that has seen better days) is irrevocably upset by an unexpected guest.In a centuries-old European restaurant called The Hills,...
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A Ladder to the Sky: A Novel

JOHN BOYNE · Hogarth
Format: Hardcover

The new novel from the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Heart's Invisible Furies, a seductive Highsmithian psychodrama following one brilliant, ruthless man who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of fameIf you look hard enough, you can find...
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Uncommon Type

Tom Hanks · Vintage
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, USA TodayNational BestsellerA small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned views of the modern world. A World War II veteran grappling with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press...
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Ice Maiden, The: A historical adventure with a paranormal twist

Sara Sheridan · Severn House Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

As she stows away on a ship bound for Antarctica, a young woman uncovers a shocking betrayal.1842. Stranded on Deception Island in the South Atlantic, her whaling captain husband lost at sea, Karina is destitute and desperate. Disguised as a cabin boy, she stows away on a British ship....
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My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel

Oyinkan Braithwaite · Doubleday
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"My Sister, the Serial Killer is a gem, in the most accurate sense: small, hard, sharp, and polished to perfection."--Edgar Cantero, New York Times bestselling author of Meddling KidsSatire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman...
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The Overstory: A Novel

RICHARD POWERS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 502
Format: Hardcover

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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Severance: A Novel

Ling Ma · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Maybe it's the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma's offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office...
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Heads You Win

JEFFREY ARCHER · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks,...
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Family Trust: A Novel

KATHY WANG · William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Some of us are more equal than others....Meet Stanley Huang: father, husband, ex-husband, man of unpredictable tastes and temper, aficionado of all-inclusive vacations and bargain luxury goods, newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For years, Stanley has claimed that he's worth a small...
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The Rain Watcher: A Novel

TATIANA DE ROSNAY · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The first new novel in four years from the beloved superstar author of Sarah's Key, a heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, set against a Paris backdrop, fraught with revelations, and resolutions."Hypnotic, passionate, ominous and tender -- unforgettable."...
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