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Recommendations for Adults

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Digital Fiction Staff Picks

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    Americanah

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Americanah

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    The bestselling novel—a love story of race and identity—from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele.

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    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “mercilessly entertaining” (Vanity Fair) instant classic “about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intim

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    Good Omens

    Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

    Good Omens

    Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

    The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, soon to be an original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. “Good Omens . . .

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    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

    ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St.

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    My Brilliant Friend

    Elena Ferrante

    My Brilliant Friend

    Elena Ferrante

    A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila.

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    A Prayer for Owen Meany

    John Irving

    A Prayer for Owen Meany

    John Irving

    A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the ins

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    The Sympathizer

    Viet Thanh Nguyen

    The Sympathizer

    Viet Thanh Nguyen

    Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best First Novel Winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction “[A] remarkable debut novel . .

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    There There

    Tommy Orange

    There There

    Tommy Orange

    ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW WINNER OF THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Opra

    Read more about There There.
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    The Way of Kings

    Brandon Sanderson

    The Way of Kings

    Brandon Sanderson

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion.

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Digital Non-Fiction Staff Picks

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    Bad Blood

    John Carreyrou

    Bad Blood

    John Carreyrou

    NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year The

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    Between the World and Me

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Between the World and Me

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New

    Read more about Between the World and Me.
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    Dark Money

    Jane Mayer

    Dark Money

    Jane Mayer

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR Who are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today?

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    Evicted

    Matthew Desmond

    Evicted

    Matthew Desmond

    WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way

    Read more about Evicted.
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    The Passage of Power

    Robert A. Caro

    The Passage of Power

    Robert A. Caro

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE Book Four of Robert A.

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    Secondhand Time

    Svetlana Alexievich

    Secondhand Time

    Svetlana Alexievich

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Sovie

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    Sh*t My Dad Says

    Justin Halpern

    Sh*t My Dad Says

    Justin Halpern

    “This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society.” —Chelsea Handler “Read this unless you’re allergic to laughing.” —Kristen Bell “If you’re wondering

    Read more about Sh*t My Dad Says.
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    Underland: A Deep Time Journey

    Robert Macfarlane

    Underland: A Deep Time Journey

    Robert Macfarlane

    National Bestseller • New York Times “100 Notable Books of the Year” • NPR “Favorite Books of 2019” • Guardian “100 Best Books of the 21st Century” • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award From

    Read more about Underland: A Deep Time Journey.
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    We Have No Idea

    Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson

    We Have No Idea

    Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson

    The perfect graduation gift Prepare to learn everything we still don’t know about our strange and mysterious universe. Humanity's understanding of the physical world is full of gaps.

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    When Breath Becomes Air

    Paul Kalanithi

    When Breath Becomes Air

    Paul Kalanithi

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon att

    Read more about When Breath Becomes Air.

Best Fiction of 2019

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    The Water Dancer

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    The Water Dancer

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    "Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power.

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    The Nickel Boys

    Colson Whitehead

    The Nickel Boys

    Colson Whitehead

    In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of Ame

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    Lady in the Lake

    Laura Lippman

    Lady in the Lake

    Laura Lippman

    The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife tu

    Read more about Lady in the Lake.
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    Grand Union

    Zadie Smith

    Grand Union

    Zadie Smith

    A dazzling collection of short fiction, more than half of which have never been published before, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and Swing Time Zadie Smith has established herse

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    Trust Exercise

    Susan Choi

    Trust Exercise

    Susan Choi

    WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION “Electrifying” (People) • “Masterly” (The Guardian) • “Dramatic and memorable” (The New Yorker) • “Magic” (TIME) • “Ingenious” (The Financial Time

    Read more about Trust Exercise.
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    Women Talking

    Miriam Toews

    Women Talking

    Miriam Toews

    NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * VULTURE * BUZZFEED * BOSTON GLOBE * AV CLUB's * NYLON * MEDIUM * THE MILLIONS * HUFFINGTON POST * THE RUMPUS * LIT HUB * PU

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  • Cover image for Your House Will Pay

    Your House Will Pay

    Steph Cha

    Your House Will Pay

    Steph Cha

    A powerful and taut novel about racial tensions in LA, following two families—one Korean-American, one African-American—grappling with the effects of a decades-old crime In the wake of the police s

    Read more about Your House Will Pay.
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    Bringing Down the Duke

    Evie Dunmore

    Bringing Down the Duke

    Evie Dunmore

    Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford.

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Romance

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    True to You

    Becky Wade

    True to You

    Becky Wade

    After a broken engagement, genealogist Nora Bradford decides focusing on her work and her novels is safer than romance.

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    Kings Rising

    C. S. Pacat

    Kings Rising

    C. S. Pacat

    His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill.

    Read more about Kings Rising.
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    White Hot

    Ilona Andrews

    White Hot

    Ilona Andrews

    The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm . . .

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    The Bollywood Bride

    Sonali Dev

    The Bollywood Bride

    Sonali Dev

    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year ● NPR Best Books of the Year ● Amazon Fall Reading Selection ● Goodreads Best Romances of the Month ● International Dublin Literary Award Longlist "A fresh new

    Read more about The Bollywood Bride.
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    Hate to Want You

    Alisha Rai

    Hate to Want You

    Alisha Rai

    Alisha Rai, one of contemporary romance’s brightest stars, makes her Avon Books debut with the first novel in the sexy Forbidden Hearts series! One night. No one will know. That was the deal.

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    The Duchess Deal

    Tessa Dare

    The Duchess Deal

    Tessa Dare

    An iBooks Best Romance of August Pick! One of Publishers Weekly's Buzz Books of Romance 2017! An Amazon Best Romance of August Pick!

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    An Extraordinary Union

    Alyssa Cole

    An Extraordinary Union

    Alyssa Cole

    As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of histo

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    Forbidden

    Beverly Jenkins

    Forbidden

    Beverly Jenkins

    USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns with the first book in a breathtaking new series set in the Old West Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he's always dreamed of—one t

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SCI-FI

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    Cold Welcome

    Elizabeth Moon

    Cold Welcome

    Elizabeth Moon

    Nebula Award-winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with a thrilling series featuring Kylara Vatta, the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta's War sequence.

    Read more about Cold Welcome.
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    The Three-Body Problem

    Cixin Liu

    The Three-Body Problem

    Cixin Liu

    Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project's signal is received by an alien civilization on the brink of destruction, which plans to invade Earth; meanwhile,

    Read more about The Three-Body Problem.
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    Ancillary Justice

    Ann Leckie

    Ancillary Justice

    Ann Leckie

    Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest.

    Read more about Ancillary Justice.
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    Dune

    Frank Herbert

    Dune

    Frank Herbert

    Follows the adventures of Paul Atreides, the son of a betrayed duke given up for dead on a treacherous desert planet and adopted by its fierce, nomadic people, who help him unravel his most unexpec

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    The Forever War

    Joe Haldeman

    The Forever War

    Joe Haldeman

    The Earth's leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand, despite the fact that the fierce alien enemy they would oppose is inscrutable, unconquerable, and very far away.

    Read more about The Forever War.
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    Parable of the Sower

    Octavia E. Butler

    Parable of the Sower

    Octavia E. Butler

    Parable of the Sower is a dystopian classic of terror and hope-the story of an African American teenage girl trying to survive in an all-too-real future-from the "grand dame" of science fiction, Oc

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    Titan

    Ben Bova

    Titan

    Ben Bova

    Space traveling for an extended time to one of Saturn's moons, the crew of the enormous colony ship Goddard falls prey to long-standing tensions after a first exploration vessel mysteriously fails,

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    The Windup Girl

    Paolo Bacigalupi

    The Windup Girl

    Paolo Bacigalupi

    Living in a future where food is scarce, Anderson Lake tries to find ways to exploit this need, as he comes into conflict with Jaidee, an official of the Environmental Ministry, and encounters Emik

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Short Stories

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    Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

    Alice Munro

    Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

    Alice Munro

    A collection of short fiction explores the complexities of human relationships and emotions in stories about a housekeeper entering old-maidhood whose life is transformed by a practical joke and a

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    The Tsar of Love and Techno

    Anthony Marra

    The Tsar of Love and Techno

    Anthony Marra

    From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena--dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive p

    Read more about The Tsar of Love and Techno.
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    The Frangipani Hotel

    Violet Kupersmith

    The Frangipani Hotel

    Violet Kupersmith

    A collection of linked short stories about ghosts and hauntings in modern Vietnam and in the Vietnamese-American community.

    Read more about The Frangipani Hotel.
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    Everything's Eventual

    Stephen King

    Everything's Eventual

    Stephen King

    A collection of short fiction features "L.T.'s Theory of Pets," "Lunch at the Gotham Cafâe," and "In the Deathroom," as well as "1408," about a writer whose stay in Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel t

    Read more about Everything's Eventual.
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    The Lottery and Other Stories

    Shirley Jackson

    The Lottery and Other Stories

    Shirley Jackson

    Collects short stories by Shirley Jackson, including "Like Mother Used to Make," "Afternoon in Linen," "A Fine Old Firm," as well as "The Lottery."

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    The Essential Tales Of Chekhov

    Anton Chekhov

    The Essential Tales Of Chekhov

    Anton Chekhov

    An introduction to and a selection of Chekhov's short stories. It includes The Lady with the Dog, The Kiss and The Darling, as well as a number of lesser-known tales.

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    A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

    Robert Olen Butler

    A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

    Robert Olen Butler

    A collection of stories about Vietnamese immigrants living in Louisiana as they face love, loss, despair, and the challenges and conflicts of a new life. Reprint.

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    In the Country

    Mia Alvar

    In the Country

    Mia Alvar

    These nine globe-trotting, unforgettable stories from Mia Alvar, a remarkable new literary talent, vividly give voice to the women and men of the Filipino diaspora.

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