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O Fall Reading: The Best Books of 2013

 

We've been reveling in great books all year. Here are the ten we can't stop talking about.

-O, The Oprah Magazine 


The Isle of Youth: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374177232
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Published: FSG Originals - November 5th, 2013

Laura van den Berg's gorgeous new book, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of women mired in secrecy and deception.


Country Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316122702
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 30th, 2013

"Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public Radio


The Signature of All Things: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670024858
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Published: 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


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Vampires in the Lemon Grove Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307957238
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Published: 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.


The Flamethrowers: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439142004
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Published: 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


The Good Lord Bird: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594486340
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Published: 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


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The Interestings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594488399
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Published: 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."


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The Cuckoo's Calling (A Cormoran Strike Novel #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316206846
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Published: Mulholland Books - April 30th, 2013

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.


Dog Songs: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594204784
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Published: Penguin Press - October 8th, 2013

“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe
 


The Woman Who Lost Her Soul Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802119827
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Published: 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.


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