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13 Fiction Breakthroughs That Live Up to the Hype

  • FICTION

    STATION ELEVEN

    SEPT. 9, 2014

FICTION

STATION ELEVEN

by Emily St. John Mandel

Mandel’s solid writing and magnetic narrative make for a strong combination in what should be a breakout novel. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ON EARTH WE'RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS

    JUNE 4, 2019

FICTION

ON EARTH WE'RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS

by Ocean Vuong

A raw and incandescently written foray into fiction by one of our most gifted poets. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    EUPHORIA

    JUNE 3, 2014

  • FICTION

    PACHINKO

    FEB. 7, 2017

FICTION

PACHINKO

by Min Jin Lee

An old-fashioned epic whose simple, captivating storytelling delivers both wisdom and truth. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WHERE THE DEAD SIT TALKING

    FEB. 20, 2018

FICTION

WHERE THE DEAD SIT TALKING

by Brandon Hobson

A masterly tale of life and death, hopes and fears, secrets and lies. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN

    NOV. 5, 2019

ROMANCE

GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN

by Talia Hibbert

A revelation. Hilarious, heartfelt, and hot. Hibbert is a major talent. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MILKMAN

    DEC. 4, 2018

FICTION

MILKMAN

by Anna Burns

A deeply stirring, unforgettable novel that feels like a once-in-a-generation event. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE HATE U GIVE

    FEB. 28, 2017

  • TEEN

    ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

    FEB. 21, 2012

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Meticulous pacing and finely nuanced characters underpin the author's gift for affecting prose that illuminates the... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE HUNGER GAMES

    OCT. 1, 2008

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE HUNGER GAMES

by Suzanne Collins

Impressive world-building, breathtaking action and clear philosophical concerns make this volume, the beginning of a planned... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

    NOV. 1, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

by Nicola Yoon

With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE GIVER

    APRIL 1, 1993

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE GIVER

by Lois Lowry

Wrought with admirable skill—the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly... Full review >

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