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Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
ADJEI-BRENYAH
A raw debut story collection from a young writer is a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America.
Famous Men Who Never Lived by K. Chess
SF CHESS
Enduring a refugee existence in New York in the wake of a nuclear war, Hel, a woman from a parallel dimension, refuses to acclimate to an unfamiliar culture and obsessively creates a museum in the name of her vanished world.
Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry
GENTRY
Two assaulted women make a pact to kill each other's tormentor. But in the fallout, their paranoia grows until neither is sure whom she can trust. At what cost will their vengeance come?
Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer
GREER
Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself, and making connections with the past.
Scrublands by Chris Hammer
HAMMER
The rural town of Riversend's dark secrets come to light after a young priest kills five parishioners before being taken down himself. Martin struggles to uncover the town's dark secrets, putting his job, his mental state, and his life at risk as more and more strange happenings escalate around him.
The Atlas of Reds and Blues: A Novel by Devi S. Laskar
LASKAR
A second-generation American daughter of Bengali immigrants moves from Atlanta into a wealthy suburb and discovers that nothing has changed since her childhood in a small, southern town as a person of color.
Woman 99: A Novel by Greer Macallister
MACALLISTER
Going undercover to rescue her wrongly committed sister from a notorious asylum, Charlotte uncovers a dangerous secret about the institution and why their fellow inmates were put away.
Bowlaway: A Novel by Elizabeth McCracken
MCCRACKEN
An unconventional New England family faces scandal, inheritance battles and questions of paternities as viewed through three generations of their owning and operating a candlepin bowling alley in Salford, Massachusetts.
Ghost Wall: A Novel by Sarah Moss
MOSS
Spending time with her family at an Iron Age reenactment field site in northern England that requires participants to use prehistoric tools and knowledge to survive, Silvie begins to envision her own future before a spiritual ritual involving human sacrifice raises disturbing questions.
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
MOSHFEGH
After losing her parents, a young college graduate in New York City spends a year alienating the world under the influence of a crazy combination of drugs.
Killing Commendatore: A novel by Haruki Murakami
MURAKAMI
A portrait painter deals with the upcoming divorce from his wife by moving into an old house in rural Japan that used to belong to a famous artist.
There There: A novel by Tommy Orange
ORANGE
A novel that grapples with the complex history and identity of Native Americans follows twelve characters, each of whom has private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow.
We Cast a Shadow: A Novel by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
RUFFIN
In a near-future South where an increasing number of people with dark skin endure cosmetic procedures to pass as white, a father embarks on an obsessive quest to protect his son, who bears a dark, spreading birthmark.
Mouthful of Birds: Stories by Samanta Schweblin
SCHWEBLIN
Stories combining reality with terrifying cruelty feature a mysterious digger, a woman dead on the kitchen floor, a hunt on the steppes, and other desperately tense situations that touch on the line between the supernatural and the everyday.
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
TEEN THOMAS
An ambitious young rapper pouring her frustrations into a first song only to find herself at the center of a viral controversy that forces her to become the menace that her public reputation has portrayed her to be.
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
TEEN ZUSAK
Upon their father's return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother's death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.