Literary Fiction

A Bright Ray of Darkness Ethan Hawke

A BRIGHT RAY OF DARKNESS is about a young man struggling through the aftermath of a divorce and trying to find his way through a mix of alcohol and hookups, until a role in a production of Shakespeare's Henry IV helps him rediscover the beauty and meaning in life.

 

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In Sunlight and in Shadow Mark Helprin

IN SUNLIGHT AND IN SHADOW is an enchanting story of love at first sight, set in Post-War New York City. It is magical and lyrical, and has been acclaimed by critics around the world.

 

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And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini

AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED is an emotional and brilliant look at the pulls of family through generations and across continents. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere in the United States....

A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS is set in Afghanistan and follows the time of the Soviet invasion through the Taliban control, to post Taliban rebuilding. The storyline features two generations of characters struggling to survive.

 

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Memories of the Future Siri Hustvedt

MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE is a beautifully structured and written novel about a young woman who moves...

Avenue of Mysteries John Irving

AVENUE OF MYSTERIES takes place in Mexico and the Philippines, as the past collides with the future when a young  teen-age brother and sister deal with her ability to read minds

 

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Treeborne Caleb Johnson
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All Woman and Springtime Brandon W. Jones

ALL WOMAN AND SPRINGTIME is an incredibly powerful story of two young girls growing up in one of North Korea's forced-labor camps. Because of the resilience shown by the two protagonists, they are able to manage life beyond the cruel sex trade. 
 

 

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The Line That Held Us David Joy

THE LINE THAT HELD US is another signature David Joy tale about murder and vengeance in Appalachia. This time a hunter accidently kills a member of a notoriously dangerous local family and enlists his best friend to attempt to keep the secret from the victim's vicious brother.

 

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When These Mountains Burn David Joy

WHEN THESE MOUNTAINS BURN is a gritty and gorgeous tale of the opiod epidemic in Appalachia, told from multiple sides. A father finally loses patience bailing his addict son out of trouble with his dealer, and decides to take the law into his own hands. A man whose workplace injury cost him his job and his health feeds...