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Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

National Book Award for Fiction 2017

by Jesmyn Ward

*Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

*Finalist for the Kirkus Prize

*Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal

*Publishers Weekly Top 10 of 2017

“The heart of Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing...


Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel

Man Booker Prize 2017

by George Saunders

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln,...


The Veins of the Ocean: A Novel

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2017

by Patricia Engel

“Engel has an eye for detail. She knows how to drown the reader in a sense of enchantment... She writes exquisite moments.”—Roxane Gay, The Nation

Reina Castillo is the alluring young woman whose beloved...


Behold the Dreamers: A Novel

PEN/Faulkner Award 2017

by Imbolo Mbue

A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just...


The Association of Small Bombs: A Novel

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2017

by Karan Mahajan

National Book Award Finalist

Winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award

Winner of the American Academy of Arts & Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award...


The Leavers: A Novel

Bellwether Prize 2016

by Lisa Ko

FINALIST FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

“There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko’s novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it’s more than that...


The Lesser Bohemians: A Novel

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2016

by Eimear McBRide

Winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction

Shortlisted for the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize

Shortlisted for the 2016 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards Eason Novel of the Year

The breathtaking new novel from Eimear...


Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

by Max Porter

Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar--a man adrift in the wake of his wife's sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment...


LaRose

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2016

by Louise Erdrich

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Finalist for the 2017 PEN Faulkner Award

In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The...


Homegoing: A novel

John Leonard Award 2016

by Yaa Gyasi

Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book

One of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016

NPR's Debut Novel of the Year

One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016

One of...


Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel

Giller Prize 2016

by Madeleine Thien

Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award

Finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

"A powerfully expansive novel…Thien writes with the...


The Sport of Kings

Kirkus Prize for Fiction 2016

by C. E. Morgan

A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction A Finalist for the James Taite Black Prize for Fiction A Finalist for the Baileys Women's Prize for FictionA Finalist for...


Delicious Foods: A Novel

PEN/Faulkner Award 2016

by James Hannaham

WINNER OF THE 2016 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE HURSTON/WRIGHT LEGACY FICTION AWARD

FINALIST FOR THE 2016 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES PRIZE FOR FICTION

NOTABLE...


Preparation For The Next Life

PEN/Faulkner Award 2015

by Atticus Lish

Winner of the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

New York Times Best of 2014

Wall Street Journal's Best of 2014

Vanity Fair's Best of 2014

Publishers Weekly's Best of 2014

BuzzFeed's Best of 2014

Zou Lei, orphan...


You Don't Have to Live Like This

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2015

by Benjamin Markovits

A frighteningly prescient novel of today’s America—one man’s story of a racially charged real estate experiment in Detroit, Michigan.

“You get in the habit of living a certain kind of life, you keep going...


Beatlebone

Goldsmiths Prize 2015

by Kevin Barry

A searing, surreal novel that blends fantasy and reality—and Beatles fandom—from one of literature’s most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensation City of Bohane

It is 1978,...


The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel

Saltire Award for Scottish Literary Book of the Year 2015

by Michel Faber

A monumental, genre-defying novel that David Mitchell calls "Michel Faber’s second masterpiece," The Book of Strange New Things is a masterwork from a writer in full command of his many talents.

It begins...


The Sellout

Man Booker Prize 2016, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2015

by Paul Beatty

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature

New York Times Bestseller

Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Named One of the...


A God in Ruins: A Novel

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2015

by Kate Atkinson

One of the Best Books of 2015--TIME, NPR, Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Seattle Times, The Kansas City Star, Kirkus, Bookpage, Hudson Booksellers, AARP

The stunning...


A Little Life: A Novel

Kirkus Prize for Fiction 2015

by Hanya Yanagihara

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship...