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by Toni Morrison
The first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment, this brand new novel weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult.
by Mary Norris
Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.
by T.C. Boyle
Acclaimed NYT bestselling author T.C. Boyle has written a powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character.
by Lisa Genova
From the author of Still Alice comes a powerful and transcendent new novel about a family struggling with the impact of Huntington’s disease.
by Sara Gruen
From the author of Water for Elephants, here is a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman’s awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands.
by Viet Thanh Nguyen
A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today.
by Hanya Yanagihara
Hargrove paints a compelling portrait of the highly intelligent and social whales, including two of the most dominant orcas in SeaWorld. He includes vibrant descriptions of the lives of orcas in the wild, contrasting their freedom in the ocean with their lives in captivity.
by Jo Nesbo
A fast, tight, darkly lyrical novel that has at its center the perfectly sympathetic antihero: an Oslo contract killer who draws us into an unexpected meditation on death and love.
by Kate Mulgrew
We know Kate Mulgrew for the strong women she's played - Captain Janeway on Star Trek; the tough-as-nails "Red" on Orange is the New Black. Now, we meet the most inspiring and memorable character of all: herself.
by Thomas McGuane
Crow Fair is McGuane’s first short story collection in almost a decade. Critics are naming Crow Fair McGuane’s best book in his 45 year writing career.
The 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction has been awarded to Anthony Doerr for his epic WWII novel, All the Light We Cannot See.
In non-fiction news, Elizabeth Kolbert was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.
The London Book Fair was abuzz with news of Erica Jong's new book, Fear of Dying. Fear of Dying promises to address "what it really takes to be human and female in the 21st century," as reported by The Guardian.
German author Güter Grass died at the age of 87. The Nobel Prize-winning author is best known for his breakthrough anti-Nazi book, The Tin Drum (1959).
The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu are slated to collaborate on a book, appropriately titled, Book of Joy. The book will be a series of dialogues on finding 'real inner joyfulness', says The Guardian.
The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction has announced the 2015 shortlist, and it includes authors Rachel Cusk, Anne Tyler, Kamila Shamsie, Ali Smith, Sarah Waters, and Laline Paull.
Jon Ronson’s book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed has to be one of the most talked about books of the month. So who’s his favorite writer? Raymond Carver. “It’s like magic how his sentences are so short and simple and about nothing much, but they fill you with such dread,” Ronson told The New York Times Sunday Book Review.