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Contemporary Literature


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Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Staff Pick
Ishiguro takes a meditative look at childhood, loss of innocence, and human deception and the drive for survival. This is a haunting narrative that is joyous and sad at once — reminiscent of Philip K. Dick, but with a very literary and poignant eye for... (read more)

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Cloud Atlas: A Novel
Cloud Atlas: A Novel
by David Mitchell
Staff Pick
While it was hard to narrow down my list to just five "best of" picks, I didn't have to think twice about what would be my favorite book of the year. In Cloud Atlas Mitchell again uses the format of connecting short stories with recurring motifs into a... (read more)

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When We Were Orphans (Vintage International)
When We Were Orphans (Vintage International)
by Kazuo Ishiguro
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From the Booker Prize-winning, bestselling author of Remains of the Day comes this stunning work of soaring imagination. Born in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, Banks was orphaned at the age of nine after the separate disappearances of his parents. Now,... (read more)

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Arthur and George: A Novel
Arthur and George: A Novel
by Julian Barnes
Staff Pick
Can I already announce the best book of 2006 in January? If so, here it is! With his customary elegant prose and intricate and wry observational skill, Julian Barnes narrates the true story of the relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and George... (read more)

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Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls
Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls
by Matt Ruff
Staff Pick
Seattle author Matt Ruff presents one of the most inventive and addictive novels of recent memory. Protagonist Andrew Gage suffers from multiple personality disorder. When he meets a young woman suffering from the same affliction, the fragile coexistence... (read more)

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The Family Tree
The Family Tree
by Carole Cadwalladr
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When Rebecca Monroe—married to Alistair, a scientist who doesn’t believe in fate, but rather genetic disposition—discovers that she is pregnant, she begins to question what makes us who we are and whether her own precarious family... (read more)

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Shopgirl
Shopgirl
by Steve Martin
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From the actor, comedian, and New York Times bestselling author comes a bittersweet story of modern day love and romance. One of our country's most acclaimed and beloved entertainers, Steve Martin is quickly becoming recognized as "a gorgeous writer... (read more)

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Case Histories: A Novel
Case Histories: A Novel
by Kate Atkinson
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A triumphant new novel from award-winner Kate Atkinson: a breathtaking story of families divided, love lost and found, and the mysteries of fate. Case One: Olivia Land, youngest and most beloved of the Land girls, goes missing in the night and is... (read more)

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The House of Sleep
The House of Sleep
by Jonathan Coe
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Like a surreal and highly caffeinated version of The Big Chill, Jonathan Coe's new novel follows four students who knew each other in college in the eighties. Sarah is a narcoleptic who has dreams so vivid she mistakes them for real events. Robert has... (read more)

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Observatory Mansions
Observatory Mansions
by Edward Carey
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"Easily the most brilliant fiction I've seen this year -- it proves the potential brilliance of the novel form." -- John Fowles,... (read more)

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Big Cats: Stories
Big Cats: Stories
by Holiday Reinhorn
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Big Cats opens with "Charlotte," in which a young girl with a broken pelvis spies on her voluptuous neighbor during a long, hot summer night, setting the tone of irrepressible curiosity and yearning that is evident throughout the collection. In "Get Away... (read more)

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How I Live Now
How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff
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It's Day 7 in the quarantined mall. The riot is over and the senator trapped inside is determined to end the chaos. Even with new rules, assigned jobs, and heightened security, she still needs to get the teen population under control. So she enlists... (read more)

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The Winshaw Legacy: Or, What a Carve Up!
The Winshaw Legacy: Or, What a Carve Up!
by Jonathan Coe
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If Charles Dickens and Agatha Christie had ever managed to collaborate, they might have produced this shamelessly entertaining novel, which introduces readers to what may be the most powerful family in England — and is certainly the vilest. A tour... (read more)

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My Life as a Fake
My Life as a Fake
by Peter Carey
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Following the triumph of his Booker Prize–winning True History of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey ventures into the Far East with a novel shot through with mysteries at once historical, literary, and personal. Sarah Wode-Douglass, the editor of a... (read more)

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Explorers of the New Century: A Novel
Explorers of the New Century: A Novel
by Magnus Mills
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“Daily we stumble over shale and flint, toiling onwards in the vague belief that at some distant time and place well see the sun rise again; and that spreading before us will be vast, hospitable ranges where the mules may finally be turned loose... (read more)

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Train
Train
by Pete Dexter
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Los Angeles, 1953. Lionel Walk is a young black caddy at Brookline, the oldest, most exclusive country club in the city, where he is known by the nickname “Train.” A troubled, keenly intelligent kid with no particular interest in his own... (read more)

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When the Nines Roll Over and Other Stories
When the Nines Roll Over and Other Stories
by David Benioff
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The Bride Stripped Bare
The Bride Stripped Bare
by Anonymous
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Any Human Heart
Any Human Heart
by William Boyd
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Martin Sloane
Martin Sloane
by Michael Redhill
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What does it really mean to love another person? The question hovers like a persistent wisp of fog over the story of Martin Sloane, an Irish-born artist who creates intricate, object-filled boxes, and Jolene Iolas, the young American woman who finds... (read more)

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