1. A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
A Fraction of the Whole is brilliant. Hysterically funny, yet profound. Themes of philosophy and literature, life and love, madness and creativity abound. Steve Toltz's perfectly absorbing debut novel has depth and richly developed characters.
2. The Outlander by Gil Adamson
3. Narcisa by Jonathan Shaw
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
5. The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
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