We've been reveling in great books all year. Here are the ten we can't stop talking about.
Laura van den Berg's gorgeous new book, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of women mired in secrecy and deception.
"Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."-National Public Radio
$28.95ISBN: 9780670024858Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for AvailabilityPublished: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2013
A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic, and City of Girls$24.95ISBN: 9780307957238Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for AvailabilityPublished: Knopf Publishing Group - February 12th, 2013
From the author of the New York Times best seller Swamplandia --a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--a magical new collection of stories that showcases Karen Russell's gifts at their inimitable best.$26.99ISBN: 9781439142004Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 DaysPublished: Scribner - April 2nd, 2013
Named a Best Book of 2013 by The New York Times; Vogue; O, The Oprah Magazine; Time; Bookish; New York magazine; The New Yorker; Slate; Flavorwire; Publishers Weekly; Kirkus Reviews; Salon; and Complex.
Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the National Book Award, wa$27.95ISBN: 9781594486340Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 DaysPublished: Riverhead Books - August 20th, 2013
2013 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction“A magnificent new novel by the best-selling author James McBride.” –cover review of The New York Times Book Review“Outrageously entertaining.” –USA Today“James McBride delivers another tour de force” –Essence“So imaginative, you’ll race to the finish.” –NPR.org“Wildly entertaining.”—4-star People lead review$27.95ISBN: 9781594488399Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for AvailabilityPublished: Riverhead Books - April 9th, 2013
From New York Times–bestselling author Meg Wolitzer comes a new novel that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a “page-turner” (Cosmopolitan), which The New York Times Book Review says is "among the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom and Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot."$28.00ISBN: 9780316206846Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 DaysPublished: Mulholland Books - April 30th, 2013Published under a pseudonym, J. K. Rowling's brilliant debut mystery introduces Detective Cormoran Strike as he investigates a supermodel's suicide in "one of the best books of the year" (USA Today), the first novel in the brilliant series that inspired the acclaimed HBO Max series C.B.$26.95ISBN: 9781594204784Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Press - October 8th, 2013
“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe
$28.00ISBN: 9780802119827Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for AvailabilityPublished: Atlantic Monthly Press - September 3rd, 2013
Renowned through four award-winning books for his gritty and revelatory visions of the Caribbean, Bob Shacochis returns to occupied Haiti in The Woman Who Lost Her Soul before sweeping across time and continents to unravel tangled knots of romance, espionage, and vengeance.