Kathy's Favorites - Fiction

Rabbit Cake is a beautiful, very smart, heartbreaking but also funny debut novel about a 12 year old girl grieving the loss of her mother, after her death while sleepwalking (actually, sleepswimming). Left behind are Elvis, the protagonist, her older sister Lizzie (who has inherited her mom's dangerous sleepwalking tendency), and their dad. Elvis's narration achieves a remarkable, believable balance of youth and insight, humor and grief, as she tries to make sense of something that doesn't make sense at all. 

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ISBN: 9781941040560
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Published: Tin House Books - March 7th, 2017

Elvis Babbitt has a head for the facts: she knows science proves yellow is the happiest color, she knows a healthy male giraffe weighs about 3,000 pounds, and she knows that the naked mole rat is the longest living rodent. She knows she should plan to grieve her mother, who has recently drowned while sleepwalking, for exactly eighteen months.

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ISBN: 9780812989403
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Published: Random House - April 25th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in this new work of fiction by #1 bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.

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ISBN: 9781501131349
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Published: Atria Books - April 11th, 2017

The seemingly blind love of a wife for her husband as he conquers Wall Street, and her extraordinary, perhaps foolish, loyalty during his precipitous fall, is expertly explored in this "ripped-from-the-headlines story about love, ambition, and forgiveness" (PopSugar)--perfect for fans of the TV show Billions.

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ISBN: 9780345476043
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 7th, 2017

NATIONAL BESTSELLER - Two sensational unsolved crimes--one in the past, another in the present--are linked by one man's memory and self-deception in this chilling novel of literary suspense from National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon.

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ISBN: 9781455563937
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 7th, 2017

Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post

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ISBN: 9781101947135
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 7th, 2016

Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
One of Oprah's 10 Favorite Books of 2016
NPR's Debut Novel of the Year
One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016
One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016

"Homegoing is an inspiration." --Ta-Nehisi Coates

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By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translator), Ali Smith (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590177716
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Published: New York Review of Books - January 27th, 2015

One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015"

An NYRB Classics Original

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ISBN: 9780670026333
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Published: Viking - October 4th, 2016

New York Times bestselling author Tana French is "required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting" (The New York Times). She "inspires cultic devotion in readers" (The New Yorker) and is "the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years" (Washington Post).

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By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609452865
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Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2015

Soon to be an HBO series, book four in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, Elena Ferrante, "one of the great novelists of our time." (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times)

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ISBN: 9780061763298
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Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2016

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR

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ISBN: 9780802124944
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Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal.

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ISBN: 9781631491764
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - July 5th, 2016

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award, and Finalist for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize and the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award.

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ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador USA - August 2nd, 2016

A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin.

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ISBN: 9781501134470
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Published: Gallery Books - June 14th, 2016

For fans of Orphan Train and Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, a compelling historical novel from "one of the best authors of women's fiction" (Library Journal). Set against the turbulent backdrop of American Vaudeville, four sisters embark on an unexpected adventure--and a last-ditch effort to save their family.

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ISBN: 9780451469991
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Published: Berkley Books - October 6th, 2015

A young Amish boy ventures from Pennsylvania to California in this richly imagined historical novel from the author of An Unseemly Wife.

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ISBN: 9780316297233
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 22nd, 2015

NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR: "New York Times, Washington Post"TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR: " Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor
"BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: "Wall Street Journal, " NPR, "Kirkus, " "Fresh Air" (Maureen Corrigan), " San Francisco Chronicle"
Longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award -- and a nationwide bestseller.

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ISBN: 9780544925472
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Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2016

National Bestseller
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice - An Indie Next Pick

A Best Book of the Year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out, Self, Jezebel, The Portland Mercury, Electric Literature, and Entropy Magazine

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ISBN: 9781594203985
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Published: Penguin Press - November 15th, 2016

A New York Times bestseller * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction * Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty.

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ISBN: 9780062363268
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Published: William Morrow - June 21st, 2016

A family is shaken to its core after the mysterious disappearance of a teenage boy in this eerie tale, a blend of literary fiction, psychological suspense, and supernatural horror from the author of A Head Full of Ghosts.

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ISBN: 9780765385154
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Published: Tor.com - June 7th, 2016

Read Infomocracy, the first book in Campbell Award finalist Malka Older's groundbreaking cyberpunk political thriller series The Centenal Cycle and the novel NPR called "Kinetic and gripping."