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New Yorker 20 under 40


In 1999, the New Yorker came out with a list of 20 writers under 40 to keep an eye on. That list included Jhumpa Lahiri and Junot Díaz (before they won Pulitzer Prizes), Michael Chabon, Jeffrey Eugenides, and David Foster Wallace. So, when the magazine decided to come out with a list again this year, they had our attention. Check out the work from those featured on the list, and read them before they're household names.

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Then We Came to the End: A Novel
Then We Came to the End: A Novel
by Joshua Ferris
Staff Pick
Then We Came to the End tells the story of an ad agency in decline, circa 2001. "We had a toy client, a car client, a long-distance carrier and a pet store," readers are told. We. Ferris uses the first person plural to present the agency's collective... (read more)

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The History of Love: A Novel
The History of Love: A Novel
by Nicole Krauss
Staff Pick
In this brilliant work on love and loss, two stories, past and present, merge. With compassion and humor, Nicole Krauss writes a beautiful and incredibly imaginative novel, delivering readers through twists and turns to arrive at a wholly satisfying... (read more)

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel
by Jonathan Safran Foer
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I absolutely loved Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close a most precious and delightful novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Oskar Schell made me laugh, smile, and just feel good. He is a charmer who's won my heart through the tears and the joy.... (read more)

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Everything Is Illuminated
Everything Is Illuminated
by Jonathan Safran Foer
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The Unnamed
The Unnamed
by Joshua Ferris
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The Unnamed is a very different (and much darker) book than Then We Came to the End, but Ferris's clarity of voice, urgency of purpose, fascinating characters, and even hints of humor remain. A marvelous and heartbreaking meditation on the mind and body... (read more)

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Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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"Astonishing. Okparantas narrators render their stories with such strength and intimacy, such lucidity and composure, that in each and every case the truths of their lives detonate deep inside the readers heart, with the power and force of revelation... (read more)

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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
by Dinaw Mengestu
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Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve a recent spate of murders. When he encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, hes sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists the help of Dr.... (read more)

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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Karen Russell
Staff Pick
If Flannery O'Connor had somehow become enamored of magical realism, she might have created a short story collection such as this. Russell is evidently entranced by youth, and her various and sundry child characters are brought vividly to life in... (read more)

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American Rust (Random House Reader's Circle)
American Rust (Random House Reader's Circle)
by Philipp Meyer
Staff Pick
A noir story in spirit if not in form, Philipp Meyer's debut novel shows off the skills of a terrific writer. Characters' voices leap off the page in a bleak and desperate narrative full of sympathy, perspective, and brilliant prose. The lives of these... (read more)

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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
by Z. Z. Packer
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I read this whole collection more or less by accident, as I originally only intended on browsing the book. ZZ Packer's style is well-crafted, her writing flawless; and the stories are vivid, almost like stored memories you're only now recalling. It's a... (read more)

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Great House
Great House
by Nicole Krauss
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Nicole Krauss, author of the bestselling History of Love, showcases her brilliant storytelling yet again. Her artistic way of weaving a tale and the amazing characters she develops are beyond compare. It's no wonder she's featured on the New Yorker's 20... (read more)

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Eating Animals
Eating Animals
by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Insects. Theyand#8217;re whatand#8217;s for dinner. Can you imagine a world in which that simple statement is not only true but in fact an unremarkable part of daily life? Daniella Martin, entomophagist and blogger, can. In this rollicking excursion into... (read more)

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The Children's Hospital
The Children's Hospital
by Chris Adrian
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You would think that any novel attempting to conflate the best elements of Scrubs, Noah's Ark, and Lord of the Flies would necessarily be too overwrought and/or gimmicky, but this story is intensely compelling from its first pages. Adrian is obviously... (read more)

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All the Living
All the Living
by C. E. Morgan
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice One of the National Book Foundation's 5 Best Writers Under 35 Finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished book of fiction Third Place in Fiction for the Barnes & Noble... (read more)

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Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
by Wells Tower
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The long-awaited debut collection by Wells Tower does not disappoint. Full of masterful tales, brilliant humor, and soul-shattering pathos, Tower's work should place him at the forefront of American storytellers.... (read more)

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The Russian Debutante's Handbook
The Russian Debutante's Handbook
by Gary Shteyngart
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The Russian Debutante's Handbook introduces Vladimir Girshkin, one of the most original and unlikely heroes of recent times. The twenty-five-year-old unhappy lover to a fat dungeon mistress, affectionately nicknamed "Little Failure" by his... (read more)

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Ms. Hempel Chronicles
Ms. Hempel Chronicles
by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
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"A wonderfull, practically magical writer." —Curtis Sittenfeld, author of American Wife "Bynum enchants." —Vanity Fair  "[N]imble and entertaining." —New York Times Book Review Ms. Beatrice Hempel, teacher of seventh grade, is... (read more)

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Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story
by Gary Shteyngart
Staff Pick
This dark, smart satire appears at a perfect, uncertain moment for our culture. Will books still exist as we know them? And how will love fare in an electronic world? Shteyngart enables us to laugh our fears away — at least, for the duration of this... (read more)

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A Better Angel: Stories
A Better Angel: Stories
by Chris Adrian
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A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE In this inventive collection of stories, Chris Adrian treads the terrain of human suffering--illness, regret, mourning, sympathy--in the most unusual ways.... (read more)

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Atmospheric Disturbances
Atmospheric Disturbances
by Rivka Galchen
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In Rivka Galchen's incredibly impressive debut novel, Dr. Leo Liebenstein tries to unravel the mystery of his missing wife — and her "replacement," who looks almost exactly like her. Funny, heartbreaking, absurd, and extraordinarily intelligent... (read more)

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