Literary Fiction

The Fountain of St. James Court: Or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman Sena Jeter Naslund

THE FOUNTAIN OF ST. JAMES COURT:  OR, PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS AN OLD WOMAN is a writer's reflections as she ages. There is also a story within the story as thoughts of the painter, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun crash through the author's mind as she finishes the book she is writing on the artist's life. 

 

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What Is Left the Daughter Howard Norman

WHAT IS LEFT THE DAUGHTER finds a teenager living with his aunt and uncle after the sudden deaths of his parents. He comes into contact with a young German when U-boat rumors are running rampant. 

 

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The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien

THE THINGS THEY CARRIED was named by The New York Times to their Book of the Century list. Many critics consider this the best book ever written on the Vietnam War. It is about more than war; it is about the human heart, emotional baggage, loyalty, love, death and life. It is a marvel of storytelling.

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The Odds Stewart O'Nan

THE ODDS: A LOVE STORY follows a couple on their thirtieth anniversary who liquidate their savings with the aim of traveling to a casino, booking the bridal suite, and then risking everything on one huge gamble.

 

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The Man Without a Shadow Joyce Carol Oates

THE MAN WITHOUT A SHADOW explores neuroscience through both a personal and a professional experience. A scientist is perplexed at where to draw the line when it comes to ethics, obsession and passion. 

 

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Inland Téa Obreht

INLAND is the story of a frontier woman in 1892 Arizona, as she and her youngest son await the return of her husband and her oldest sons, and Lurie, a former outlaw now driven to set across the vast expanse of the American southwest, and how their separate threads begin to entwine.

 

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Orhan's Inheritance Aline Ohanesian

ORHAN'S INHERITANCE follows a young man's journey from Turkey to the United States to unravel the mystery of why his grandfather would bequeath the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the...

Adjustment Day Chuck Palahniuk

ADJUSTMENT DAY is another piece of fantastic, transgressive fiction by the master of the genre. Like all his work, this is a thrilling and shocking look at the world through twisted eyes, creating a dystopian version of the future where, among other events, a website exists that allows people to vote for whom they deem...

Commonwealth Ann Patchett

COMMONWEALTH is a mesmerizing tale of two families split apart and somewhat coming together in a strange manner. When a well-known author discovers the details, he publishes a huge best-seller based on these facts. Ironically, the families' stories are actually based on fact - the real author's!

 

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Run Ann Patchett

RUN takes place in a twenty-four hour period with a focus on a former mayor of Boston concerned about his children after an accident. Political issues take a back seat when family is concerned.

 

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