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There, There - Tommy Orange

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and The Drug Company That Addicted America - Beth Macy (Little Brown, August 2018)

Asymmetry - Lisa Halliday

The Magicians - Lev Grossman

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers - Xiaolu Guo

Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

The Perfect Nanny - Leila Slimani

That Kind of Mother - Rumaan Alam

Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan

Manhattan Beach - Jennifer Egan

Broken Harbor - Tana French

Then She Was Gone - Lisa Jewell

The Nakano Thrift Shop - Hiromi Kawakami

The Friend - Sigrid Nunez

The Incendiaries - R.O. Kwon (Riverhead, July 2018)

If You Leave Me - Crystal Hana Kim (William Morrow, August 2018)

Mother Tongues - Theodora Bishop

Mad Honey Symposium - Sally Wen Mao

Scrappy Little Nobody - Anna Kendrick

The Wonder - Emma Donoghue

Strange Weather in Tokyo - Hiromi Kawakami

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling

Talking as Fast as I Can - Lauren Graham

Number One Chinese Restaurant - Lillian Li (Holt, June 2018)

Elegy on Kinderklavier - Arna Bontemps Hemenway

Red Clocks - Leni Zumas

This is a Bust - Ed Lin


Her Body and Other Parties - Carmen Maria Machado

The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

Pachinko - Min Jin Lee

Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides

The Night We're Not Sleeping In - Sean Bishop

I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl - Karyna McGlynn

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - David Grann

The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart

The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - Matthew Desmond

Off Shore - Penelope Fitzgerald

Marlena - Julie Buntin

Touch - Courtney Maum

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? - Lorrie Moore

The Story of a New Name - Elena Ferrante

Chemistry - Weike Wang

I Love Dollars - Zhu Wen

The Emperor's Children - Claire Messud

Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine

The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes

My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante

Saints and Sinners - Edna O'Brien

Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders

Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng

Witches of America - Alex Mar

Swing Time - Zadie Smith

Girl Culture - Lauren Greenfield

Wonderful Town - David Remnick

White Oleander - Janet Fitch

The Dinner - Herman Koch


Do Not Say We Have Nothing - Madeleine Thien

Don't Let Me Be Lonely - Claudia Rankine

The Wangs vs. the World   - Jade Chang

The Sympathizer - Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey

The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin (Putnam, 2018)

4000 Miles - Amy Herzog

Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel

Mr. Fox - Helen Oyeyemi

Glory - Vladimir Nabokov

Sanctuary - William Faulkner

Seating Arrangements - Maggie Shipstead

Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion - Piyali Bhattacharya

The Girls - Emma Cline

Transactions in a Foreign Currency - Deborah Eisenberg

Disgrace - JM Coetzee

Wicca Covens - Judy Harrow

Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions - Higginbotham

Bark - Lorrie Moore

A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara

Astonish Me - Maggie Shipstead

Waylaid - Ed Lin

The Bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller

Birds of a Lesser Paradise - Megan Mayhew Bergman

The Orphan Master's Son - Adam Johnson

Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson

For Today I am a Boy - Kim Fu

The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton


The Turner House - Angela Flournoy

Case Histories - Kate Atkinson

Fates and Furies - Lauren Groff

Swamplandia! - Karen Russell

A Wild Swan and Other Tales - Michael Cunningham

Slade House - David Mitchell

Black Swan Green - David Mitchell

Magic for Beginners - Kelly Link

Smart People - Lydia Diamond

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm - Philip Pullman

Delicate, Edible Birds - Lauren Groff

A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers - Yiyun Li

Love in the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 - Francine Prose

Numbers in the Dark - Italo Calvino

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal - G. Willow Wilson

The Given World - Marian Palaia

Next Life Might be Kinder - Howard Norman

The Land of Steady Habits - Ted Thompson

The Privileges - Jonathan Dee

To Live - Yu Hua

The Rotters' Club - Jonathan Coe

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

Your House is On Fire, Your Children All Gone - Stefan Kiesbye

A Reunion of Ghosts - Judith Claire Mitchell

Red - John Logan

Top Girls - Caryl Churchill

Bad Behavior - Mary Gaitskill

Making Nice - Matt Sumell

The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro

Department of Speculation - Jenny Offill

The Easter Parade - Richard Yates

Best American Short Stories 2014 - Jennifer Egan