Staff Fiction Favorites

A rotating selection of some of our staff's favorite titles. New reviews added quarterly.

A reimagining of the American language, The New Yorker called this book “a miracle in prose.” The story is something you might find in an old Western, but McCarthy creates something majestic out of it, something biblical. The images of the desert southwest, the Mexican ranchers, the cowboys, the star-crossed heroes, are both mythological and as real as stone. - Rico

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The Crossing Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679760849
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Published: Vintage Books USA - March 14th, 1995

I finally picked this book up at the behest of our former Commander-in-Chief, who claimed he read it as a way to escape. While certainly this is an immersive book, it is also one that challenges you, forces you to think and learn every moment you are reading it. It’s intensely smart and fascinating. It completely blew my mind. - Jax

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The Three-Body Problem Cover Image
By Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765382030
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Published: Tor Books - January 12th, 2016

How well do we know the people we love?  How well do we know ourselves?  When Arthur Pepper finds a hidden charm bracelet that belonged to his late wife it sets the stage for a remarkable journey of self-discovery as he tracks down the mystery of her secret life.  This is a delightful heartwarming tale filled with interesting characters, adventure, laughs and hope. - Trey

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The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780778319801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - January 31st, 2017

Fates and Furies meets The Terminator! It takes a literary look at time travel, and contemplates feelings of being in love while experiencing loss. The structurally unique narrative bounces between the titular wife, an artist whose loneliness inspires angelic sculptures, and the time-traveling husband, whose journeys always lead him back to pivotal moments in her life. - Jason

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The Time Traveler's Wife Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476764832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 6th, 2014

What do you do when you know your future? You meet the love of your life when you’re six. . .though he won't meet you until you’re twenty. You know where you'll live, who your friends will be, and that he will constantly disappear from your life without warning. And one day he won't come back. So you love your husband, and live your life, because all we have is the moment we live in. - Jocelyn

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The Time Traveler's Wife Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476764832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 6th, 2014

I love Pandora, the heroine of this story. She’s over married life and just wants to create and sell board games. Kleypas does get into marriage and property laws of the era which I found fascinating. The love story is passionate and the dialogue is smart. - Karena

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Devil in Spring Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062371874
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Published: Avon Books - February 21st, 2017

Pachinko unfolds like a family tree—a couple generations back, little is known but closer to the present details accumulate to build a complicated, interwoven whole. This gorgeous saga jumps from branch to branch of a Korean family as they struggle against poverty and prejudice. This timely refugee story touched me deeply; I read it a while ago but I’m still thinking about it. - Ivy

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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455563937
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 7th, 2017

Disillusioned teenager Johanna Morrigan boldly attempts to overhaul her image. Her story of self-reinvention is both hilarious and heartbreaking. It's heavy on the sex, drugs and rock-n-roll, but with a light touch and a healthy dose of self-awareness. Brassy and ballsy, perfect for a child of the 90s or anyone who has ever grappled with their self-image. - Kelly

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How to Build a Girl Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062335982
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - June 30th, 2015

Whether you’re a social butterfly or a loner, I hope you’re a person who has been lucky enough to experience a friendship like this – the kind that not only supports you, but defines who you are. This book fills me with hope and love, and reminds me how lucky I am for the friends I had as I discovered who I am. - Jocelyn

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

All of your favorites—Aesir, Vanir, giants, dwarves, elves, and big bad wolves—try once again to fit in as many adventures as they can before Ragnarok descends to destroy them all. Translated by master of the fantastic Neil Gaiman, this updated version is reminiscent of the classic Edith Hamilton collection, but with a tang of Gaiman’s dark sense of humor. - Aric

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Norse Mythology Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393609097
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

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