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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 By Megha Majumdar Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525658696
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - June 2nd, 2020

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Homeland Elegies: A Novel By Ayad Akhtar Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316496421
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 15th, 2020

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How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537205
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

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

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Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel By Kawai Strong Washburn 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 By K-Ming Chang Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593132586
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: One World - September 29th, 2020

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Interior Chinatown: A Novel By Charles Yu Cover Image
$27.00
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 By Raven Leilani Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

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Such a Fun Age By Kiley Reid 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 By Brit Bennett Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

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Transcendent Kingdom: A novel By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658184
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

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The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525541608
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

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The Night Watchman By Louise Erdrich 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 By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by) Cover Image
By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811230735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions - October 6th, 2020

Shuggie Bain: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) By Douglas Stuart Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148506
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - October 13th, 2020

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Fresh Water for Flowers By Valérie Perrin, Hildegarde Serle (Translator) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781609455958
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Europa Editions - July 7th, 2020

A Children's Bible: A Novel By Lydia Millet 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 By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657606
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

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Migrations: A Novel By Charlotte McConaghy Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250204028
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020

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The Cold Millions: A Novel By Jess Walter Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062868084
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Harper - October 27th, 2020

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The Glass Hotel: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521143
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf - March 24th, 2020

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The Great Offshore Grounds: A novel By Vanessa Veselka Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658078
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Knopf - August 25th, 2020

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Valentine: A Novel By Elizabeth Wetmore 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 By Jenny Offill 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 By Lily King 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 By Lauren Redniss Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399589720
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Random House - November 17th, 2020

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When No One Is Watching: A Thriller By Alyssa Cole Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062982650
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

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The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) By Richard Osman Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984880963
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - September 22nd, 2020

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Homie: Poems By Danez Smith Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

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Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems By Natalie Diaz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450147
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

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You Had Me at Hola: A Novel By Alexis Daria Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062959928
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avon - August 4th, 2020

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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509848
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

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The Only Good Indians By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982136451
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - July 14th, 2020

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Mexican Gothic By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020