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The 18 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

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Title: Welcome to Braggsville

Author(s): T. Geronimo Johnson
ISBN 13: 9780062302137
Pages: 304
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Title: Fates and Furies

Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN 13: 9781785150159
Pages: 400
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Title: You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine: A Novel

A woman known only by the letter A lives in an unnamed American city with her roommate, B, and boyfriend, C, who wants her to join him on a reality show called Thats My Partner! A eats (or doesnt) the right things, watches endless amounts of television, often just for the commercialsparticularly the recurring cartoon escapades of Kandy Kat, the mascot for an entirely chemical dessertand models herself on a standard of beauty that only exists in such advertising.
Author(s): Alexandra Kleeman
ISBN 13: 9780062388681
Pages: 304
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Title: The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories

This stunning, exquisitely written collection introduces a cast of remarkable characters whose lives intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking. A 1930s Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending photographs, deep underneath Leningrad, bewitched by the image of a disgraced prima ballerina. A chorus of women recount their stories and those of their grandmothers, former gulag prisoners who settled their Siberian mining town.
Author(s): Anthony Marra
ISBN 13: 9780770436452
Pages: 384
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Title: The Book of Aron (Vintage Contemporaries)

Small and sullen, Aron is eight years old when his family moves from a rural Polish village to hectic Warsaw. At first gradually and then ever more quickly, his familys opportunities for a better life vanish as the occupying German government imposes harsh restrictions. Officially confined to the Jewish quarter, with hunger, vermin, disease and death all around him, Aron makes his way from apprentice to master smuggler until finally, with everyone for whom he cared stripped away from him, his only option is Janusz Korczak, the renowned doctor, childrens rights advocate, and radio host who runs a Jewish orphanage.
Author(s): Jim Shepard
ISBN 13: 9781101872741
Pages: 272
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Title: The Sellout

A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality―the black Chinese restaurant.
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN 13: 9781250083258
Pages: 304
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Title: The Story of My Teeth

Bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneerthe story of Highway and his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico.
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
ISBN 13: 9781566894098
Pages: 184
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four

Nothing quite like this has ever been published before, proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Its author was dubbed "one of the great novelists of our time" by the New York Times Book Review. This fourth and final installment in the series raises the bar even higher and indeed confirms Elena Ferrante as one of the world's best living storytellers.
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN 13: 9781609452865
Pages: 480
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Title: Imperium

In 1902, a radical vegetarian and nudist from Nuremberg named August Engelhardt set sail for what was then called the Bismarck Archipelago, in German New Guinea. His destination: the island Kabakon. His goal: to establish a colony based on worship of the sun and coconuts. His malnourished body was found on the beach on Kabakon in 1919; he was forty-three years old.
Author(s): Christian Kracht
ISBN 13: 9781250097477
Pages: 192
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Title: The Buried Giant: A novel

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember. They know they will face many hazards some strange and other worldly but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other. Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and a knight each of them, like Axl and Beatrice, lost in some way to his own past, but drawn inexorably toward the comfort, and the burden, of the fullness of a life's memories.
Author(s): Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN 13: 9780307271037
Pages: 317
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Title: A Little Life

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition .
Author(s): Hanya Yanagihara
ISBN 13: 9780804172707
Pages: 832
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Title: The Visiting Privilege

Joy Williams has been celebrated as a master of the short story for four decades, her renown passing as a given from one generation to the next even in the shifting landscape of contemporary writing. And at long last the incredible scope of her singular achievement is put on display: thirty-three stories drawn from three much-lauded collections, and another thirteen appearing here for the first time in book form. Forty-six stories in all, far and away the most comprehensive volume in her long career, showcasing her crisp, elegant prose, her dark wit, and her uncanny ability to illuminate our world through characters and situations that feel at once peculiar and foreign and disturbingly familiar.
Author(s): Joy Williams
ISBN 13: 9781101874899
Pages: 512
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Title: Among the Ten Thousand Things

A former ballet dancer struggles to protect her children before receiving an anonymous package revealing her weak artist husband's infidelities, a discovery that leads to a difficult breakup during a New York summer
Author(s): Julia Pierpont
ISBN 13: 9780812995220
Pages: 336
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Title: A Cure for Suicide

A man and a woman have moved into a small house in a small village. The woman is an "examiner," charged with teaching the man a series of simple functionsthis is a chair, this is a fork, this is how you meet people. Still, the man is haunted by strange dreams, and when he meets a charismatic, volatile young woman named Hilda at a party, it throws everything he has learned into question. What is this village? And why is he here?
Author(s): Jesse Ball
ISBN 13: 9781101872130
Pages: 256
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Title: In the Country

A pharmacist living in New York smuggles drugs to his ailing father in Manila, only to discover alarming truths about his family and his past. In Bahrain, a Filipina teacher drawn to a special pupil finds, to her surprise, that she is questioning her own marriage. A college student leans on her brother, a laborer in Saudi Arabia, to support her writing ambitions, without realizing that his is the life truly made for fiction. And in the title story, a journalist and a nurse face an unspeakable trauma amidst the political turmoil of the Philippines in the 1970s and 80s.
Author(s): Mia Alvar
ISBN 13: 9780804171496
Pages: 368
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Title: The Small Backs of Children

And yet, as their plot unfolds, everything we know about the story comes into question: What does the writer really want? Who is controlling the action? And what will happen when these two worlds—east and west, real and virtual—collide?
Author(s): Lidia Yuknavitch
ISBN 13: 9780062383242
Pages: 240
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Title: Hausfrau

Anna Benz, an American in her late thirties, lives with her Swiss husband, Brunoa bankerand their three young children in a postcard-perfect suburb of Zrich. Though she leads a comfortable, well-appointed life, Anna is falling apart inside. Adrift and increasingly unable to connect with the emotionally unavailable Bruno or even with her own thoughts and feelings, Anna tries to rouse herself with new experiences: German language classes, Jungian analysis, and a series of sexual affairs she enters with an ease that surprises even her.
Author(s): Jill Alexander Essbaum
ISBN 13: 9780812987294
Pages: 368
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Title: Gold Fame Citrus

Unrelenting drought has transfigured Southern California into a surreal, phantasmagoric landscape. With the Central Valley barren, underground aquifer drained, and Sierra snowpack entirely depleted, most Mojavs, prevented by both armed vigilantes and an indifferent bureaucracy from freely crossing borders to lusher regions, have allowed themselves to be evacuated to internment camps. In Los Angeles Laurel Canyon, two young MojavsLuz, once a poster child for the Bureau of Conservation and its enemies, and Ray, a veteran of the forever war turned surfersquat in a starlets abandoned mansion. Holdouts, they subsist on rationed cola and whatever they can loot, scavenge, and improvise.
Author(s): Claire Vaye Watkins
ISBN 13: 9780399184062
Pages: ooks#volumes
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