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Best Fiction of the Year 2020

Escaping into a novel has been absolutely essential this year, and 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 Fiction of the Year list. Click on each title to read our recommendations. Don't miss our other Best Books of the Year lists here.

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A Burning: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525658696
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Published: Knopf - June 2nd, 2020

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Homeland Elegies: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316496421
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 15th, 2020

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How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537205
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

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Run Me to Earth Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501154041
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 28th, 2020

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Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374272081
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: MCD - March 3rd, 2020

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Bestiary: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593132586
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Published: One World - September 29th, 2020

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Interior Chinatown: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780307907196
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Pantheon - January 28th, 2020

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Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

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Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

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The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

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Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658184
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

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The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525541608
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

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The Night Watchman Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671189
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2020

Hurricane Season Cover Image
By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811230735
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Published: New Directions - October 6th, 2020

Shuggie Bain: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148506
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Published: Grove Press - October 13th, 2020

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Fresh Water for Flowers Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781609455958
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Published: Europa Editions - July 7th, 2020

A Children's Bible: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324005032
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 12th, 2020

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Hamnet Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657606
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Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

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Migrations: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250204028
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020

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The Cold Millions: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062868084
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Published: Harper - October 27th, 2020

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The Glass Hotel: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521143
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - March 24th, 2020

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The Great Offshore Grounds: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658078
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Published: Knopf - August 25th, 2020

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Valentine: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913265
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Harper - March 31st, 2020

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Weather: A novel Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780385351102
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - February 11th, 2020

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Writers & Lovers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148537
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020

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Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399589720
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Published: Random House - November 17th, 2020

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When No One Is Watching: A Thriller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062982650
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

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The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984880963
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - September 22nd, 2020

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Homie: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

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Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450147
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

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You Had Me at Hola: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062959928
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Published: Avon - August 4th, 2020

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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509848
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Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

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The Only Good Indians Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982136451
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - July 14th, 2020

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Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
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Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020