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  • Author:
    Zhang, C Pam.
    Summary:

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION...

  • Author:
    Akhtar, Ayad
    Summary:

    A deeply personal novel about about finding identity in a nation coming apart at the seams, an American son and his immigrant father search for belonging in post-Trump America and with each other.

  • Author:
    Jonasson, Jonas
    Summary:

    In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers accidentally collide with darkly hilarious results. The unlikely trio forms an unusual new business which quickly becomes successful, but when Killer-Anders...

  • Author:
    Edugyan, Esi
    Summary:

    Esi Edugyan won wide acclaim for her stunning novel Half-Blood Blues'a Man Booker Prize finalist and winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. In it, 83-year-old Sid Griffiths remembers his time during WWII playing in a Berlin jazz band...

  • Author:
    Smith, Zadie
    Summary:

    A dazzling collection of short fiction Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her first short story collection, she combines her power of...

  • Author:
    Jio, Sarah
    Summary:

    June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby's estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children's bookstore...

  • Author:
    deWitt, Patrick
    Summary:

    Frances Price--tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature--is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son, Malcolm, is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development....

  • Author:
    Grushin, Olga
    Summary:

    This novel follows a young girl as she reaches adolescence and slowly discovers sexual happiness and love, until one day, near the end of her life, she finds herself alone.

  • Author:
    Allende, Isabel
    Summary:

    Alexander Cold's grandmother Kate is never far from an adventure. Days into the tour to write an article on the first elephant-led safaris in Africa, a Catholic missionary approaches them in search of his companions who have...

  • Author:
    Ndibe, Okey
    Summary:

    Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver, is desperate. Despite having a degree in economics, his strong accent has barred him from the corporate world. With gambling debt mounting, he travels back to Nigeria to steal the statue of an...

  • Author:
    Innes, Kirstin
    Summary:

    A "thoughtful, bruising, poignant, and poetic" (Ian Rankin) debut in which a woman's search for her missing sister leads her into the world of contemporary sex work. Rona Leonard was only twenty-years-old when she walked...

  • Author:
    Wang, Kathy
    Summary:

    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....

  • Author:
    Chiang, Ted.
    Summary:

    "The universe began as an enormous breath being held." From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others-the basis for the Academy Award -nominated film Arrival-comes a groundbreaking new collection of short fiction...

  • Author:
    Cole, Teju
    Summary:

    Every Day is for the Thief is an account of a Nigerian in the diaspora who returns home after many years abroad. The book gains its strength as much from its subject matter (contemporary Lagosian life as experienced by a visiting former...

  • Author:
    Swanson, Peter
    Summary:

    Bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre's most unsolvable murders. But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookshop in Boston, when an FBI agent comes looking...

  • Author:
    Chee, Alexander
    Summary:

    Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his local boys' choir. But when Fee learns how the director treats his section leaders, he is so ashamed he says nothing of...

  • Author:
    Boland, Katie
    Summary:

    With unsentimental prose and ironic dialogue, Katie Boland brings to life a variety of characters who all have one thing in common—a need for something more. A literary debut by a refreshing new voice in fiction, the stories...

  • Author:
    Cruz, Angie
    Summary:

    From IMPAC Dublin Award finalist Angie Cruz, an urgent, beautifully told audiobook about a Dominican teenager's arranged marriage and immigration to New York City, set against the political turmoil of the 1960s. Fifteen-year-old...

  • Author:
    Anappara, Deepa
    Summary:

    Discover the “extraordinary” ( The Washington Post ) debut novel that “announces the arrival of a literary supernova” ( The New York Times Book Review ),“a drama of childhood that is as wild as it is intimate” (Chigozie Obioma)....

  • Author:
    Marlantes, Karl
    Summary:

    As the Koski siblings strive to rebuild lives and families in an America in flux, they also try to hold fast to the traditions of a home they left behind in Finland.

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