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Best Literary Fiction & Poetry of the Year 2022

Escaping into a novel has continued to be essential for us this year—fortunately there has been no shortage of great new titles to choose from! Here are the books that have left their mark on our staff and landed on our Best Literary Fiction & Poetry of the Year list. Click on each title to read our recommendations. Don't miss our other Best Books of the Year lists here, including Genre Fiction.

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Sea of Tranquility: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593321447
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - April 5th, 2022

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Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner) By Hernan Diaz Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593420317
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - May 3rd, 2022

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Pure Colour: A Novel By Sheila Heti Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374603946
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 15th, 2022

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Demon Copperhead: A Pulitzer Prize Winner By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780063251922
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - October 18th, 2022

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Nightcrawling: A novel By Leila Mottley Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318935
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - June 7th, 2022

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Booth By Karen Joy Fowler Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780593331439
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 8th, 2022

How High We Go in the Dark: A Novel By Sequoia Nagamatsu Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9780063072640
Published: William Morrow - January 18th, 2022

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The Hero of This Book: A Novel By Elizabeth McCracken Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062971272
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ecco - October 4th, 2022

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Are We Ever Our Own By Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781950774616
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: BOA Editions - May 24th, 2022

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The Candy House: A Novel By Jennifer Egan Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716763
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Scribner - April 5th, 2022

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The Last White Man: A Novel By Mohsin Hamid Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593538814
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - August 2nd, 2022

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The Marriage Portrait: A novel By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320624
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - September 6th, 2022

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Nobody Gets Out Alive: Stories By Leigh Newman Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982180300
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Scribner - April 12th, 2022

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The Book of Goose: A Novel By Yiyun Li Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374606343
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 20th, 2022

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The Rabbit Hutch: A novel By Tess Gunty Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593534663
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - August 2nd, 2022

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The Swimmers: A novel By Julie Otsuka Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780593321331
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - February 22nd, 2022

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Either/Or By Elif Batuman Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780525557593
Published: Penguin Press - May 24th, 2022

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The Consequences: Stories By Manuel Muñoz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781644452066
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - October 18th, 2022

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Liberation Day: Stories By George Saunders Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525509592
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Random House - October 18th, 2022

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Stories from the Tenants Downstairs By Sidik Fofana Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982145811
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Scribner - August 16th, 2022

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Lessons: A novel By Ian McEwan Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593535202
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - September 13th, 2022

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Ithaca (Songs of Penelope #1) By Claire North Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316422963
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Redhook - September 6th, 2022

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Now Is Not the Time to Panic: A Novel By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062913500
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ecco - November 8th, 2022

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Dead Collections: A Novel By Isaac Fellman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143136910
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 22nd, 2022

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Acts of Service: A Novel By Lillian Fishman Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780593243763
Published: Hogarth - May 3rd, 2022

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Horse: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562969
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Viking - June 14th, 2022

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True Biz: A Novel By Sara Novic Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593241509
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Random House - April 5th, 2022

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Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

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Time Is a Mother By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593300237
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Penguin Press - April 5th, 2022

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The Hurting Kind By Ada Limón Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781639550494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - May 10th, 2022

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The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On By Franny Choi Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063240087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - November 1st, 2022

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Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years By Joy Harjo, Sandra Cisneros (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Joy Harjo, Sandra Cisneros (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781324036487
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1st, 2022