Literary Fiction

Fresh Complaint Jeffrey Eugenides

FRESH COMPLAINT is Jeffrey Eugenides at his best with a brilliant collection of stories containing subjects as varied as immigrants, reproductive antics and embezzlers. Each is a stand-alone and prove the author's ability to reach and entertain.

 

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Here I Am Jonathan Safran Foer

HERE I AM is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. While the reader will find emotional urgency, there is a wonderful balance of hilarious irreverence. 

 

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Sorry For Your Trouble: Stories Richard Ford

SORRY FOR YOUR TROUBLE is a collection of short stories, many of which center around themes of loss, whether through a breakup or through death. The collection contains a novella, "The Run of Yourself," finds a lawyer in New Orleans dealing with the death of his wife and trying to find a way through his grief. All of...

Canada Richard Ford

CANADA tells the story of a brother and sister growing up in a small town, whose normal, regular, average parents rob a bank. The teenagers attempt to redefine their lives is a resonant and luminous read destined to become a classic. 

 

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Let Me Be Frank With You Richard Ford

LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU is a collection of four connected stories told by Frank Bascombe, one of the most famous characters in American literature. The tales are wry, profane and comedic while the base is the terrible storm Sandy. 

 

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Purity Jonathan Franzen

PURITY is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity and murder. The book follows a quixotic young woman from California to South America to Germany to unlock the secrets of who she really is.  This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...

Crossroads Jonathan Franzen

CROSSROADS is the first volume in a trilogy that foloows the political, intellectual, and social crosscurrents of a family's dynamics through three generations. It has moments of comedy, and then turns harrowing and suspenseful.

 

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Varina Charles Frazier

VARINA brings Charles Frazier's readers back to the devastation of Cold Mountain, but with a meticulously researched and beautifully written inside look at the wife of Jefferson Davis, and how she was forced to cope with a life she never imaged after meeting the wealthy planter as a teenager.

 

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Cold Mountain Charles Frazier

COLD MOUNTAIN tells the story of a soldier returning to his sweetheart after the Civil War. His journey back through desolate landscape and their struggles at reunion are told in such an eloquent manner to have won the National Book Award and become one of the most acclaimed debut novels of our time.

 

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The Lost Country William Gay

THE LOST COUNTRY might very well be the most anticipated Southern Gothic novel ever published. The astonishing delivery of the manuscript, ten years after the advance was paid and six years after the author's death, presents a mystery unto itself. The haunting prose of this dark road trip grips the reader with multiple...