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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 Obelisk Gate

The Broken Earth #2

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017

by N. K. Jemisin

Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel

"Magnificent" - NPR

The acclaimed sequel to the bestselling The Fifth Season, winner of the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015....


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

“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 now: if you want to understand a forgotten and essential...


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...


The Fifth Season

The Broken Earth #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2016

by N. K. Jemisin

"Intricate and extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season (A New York Times Notable Book of 2015)

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2016

This is the way the world ends...for the last time.

A season...


Gutshot

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2016

by Amelia Gray

A searing new collection from the inimitable Amelia Gray.

A woman creeps through the ductwork of a quiet home. A medical procedure reveals an object of worship. A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a...


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...


Days Without End: A Novel

Walter Scott Prize 2017, Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2016

by Sebastian Barry

COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

"A true leftfield wonder: Days Without End is a violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making."—Kazuo...


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 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Finalist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize

"A vivid, magisterial novel that reaches back to China's civil war and up to the present day" —The Guardian

“In a single...


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...


The Long and Faraway Gone

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2016

by Lou Berney

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD, THE MACAVITY AWARD, THE ANTHONY AWARD, AND THE BARRY AWARD FOR BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE

With the compelling narrative tension and psychological...


Let Me Die in His Footsteps: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2016

by Lori Roy

In the spellbinding and suspenseful Let Me Die in His Footsteps, Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, author Lori Roy wrests from a Southern town the secrets of two families touched by an evil that has passed...


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...


Debris

Trillium Book Award 2015

by Kevin Hardcastle

Winner of the 2016 Trillium Book Award

Finalist for the 2016 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

Nominated for the 2015 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

One of Quill & Quire’s Books of the Year, 2015

One of 49th Shelf's Books...