Bob's Picks

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Spoonbenders: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524731823
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Published: Knopf - June 27th, 2017

A NEBULA AWARD FINALIST
ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR


"Hilarious, heartfelt and brimming with humanity.” —Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest


Mr. Eternity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632860934
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 9th, 2016

An Indie Next Pick

A Thurber Prize Finalist of exuberance and ambition, spanning one thousand years of high-seas adventure, environmental and cultural catastrophe, and enduring love.

"Mr. Eternity will be sizzling in my brain for a long time." --Lauren Groff


Huck Out West: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393608441
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 10th, 2017

Our leading postmodernist novelist turns his iconoclastic eye to a great American classic in this sequel to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.


The Windfall: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451498915
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Published: Crown - June 27th, 2017

“Charming . . . What Kevin Kwan did for rich-people problems, Diksha Basu does for trying-to-be-rich-people problems.”—People

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE • A PEOPLE PICK • A TIME PICK  


Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316316125
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Published: Lee Boudreaux Books - July 18th, 2017

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017


Proving Ground: A Novel (Lourdes Robles Novels #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250117441
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Published: Minotaur Books - May 2nd, 2017

"A must read. I couldn’t put the sucker down."—Stephen King

Nathaniel Dresden never really got along with his father, an infamous civil rights lawyer who defended criminals and spearheaded protest movements. As an act of rebellion, Natty joined the U.S. Army and served in Iraq, coming back with a chest full of commendations and a head full of disturbing memories.


The Changeling: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812995947
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - June 13th, 2017

“If the literary gods mixed together Haruki Murakami and Ralph Ellison, the result would be Victor LaValle.”—Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See


Walkaway: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765392763
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Published: Tor Books - April 25th, 2017

Kirkus' Best Fiction of 2017

From New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death.

"Walkaway is now the best contemporary example I know of, its utopia glimpsed after fascinatingly-extrapolated revolutionary struggle." —William Gibson


The Driver: A Thriller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101986363
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Published: Dutton - August 8th, 2017

From the creator of the TV show Bones comes a smart and funny debut thriller. 

“Everything a great thriller should be—always smart, often funny, and relentlessly exciting. I loved every page.”—Scott Turow
 


The Wanderers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399574634
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 14th, 2017

A brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them—and their families—changed forever.
 


All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101985137
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Published: Dutton - February 7th, 2017

One of Wall Street Journal’s Best of 2017

“Entertainingly mixes thrills and humor.”Entertainment Weekly

“[An] amazing debut novel. . . . Dazzling and complex. . . . Fearlessly funny storytelling.”—The Washington Post


Spaceman of Bohemia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316273435
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 7th, 2017

"A frenetically imaginative first effort, booming with vitality and originality . . . Kalfar's voice is distinct enough to leave tread marks."-Jennifer Senior, New York Times


Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction's 2017 First Novel Prize
New York Times Book Review
Editors' Choice
Best New Fiction -- Wall Street Journal


Shadowbahn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735212015
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Published: Blue Rider Press - February 14th, 2017

A LA TIMES' BEST BOOK OF 2017 (FICTION)

"A beautiful, moving, strange examination of apocalypse and rebirth.” - Neil Gaiman


History of Wolves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802125873
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 3rd, 2017

"So delicately calibrated and precisely beautiful that one might not immediately sense the sledgehammer of pain building inside this book. And I mean that in the best way. What powerful tension and depth this provides "--Aimee Bender


Eveningland: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802125972
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 7th, 2017

"Michael Knight is more than a master of the short story. He knows the true pace of life and does not cheat it, all the while offering whopping entertainment."--Barry Hannah


The Nix Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101970348
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

New York Times 2016 Notable Book
Entertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the Year
Washington Post 2016 Notable Book
Slate Top Ten Book


Nathan Hill is a maestro.” —John Irving 


The Painter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804170154
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2015

An Oprah.com "Must-Read" Book


City of Thieves: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452295292
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2009

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime.


Version Control: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307950352
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Published: Vintage - January 10th, 2017

Although Rebecca Wright has pieced her life back together after a major tragedy, she can’t shake a sense that the world around her feels off-kilter.


I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Book Club Recommendation! Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781501126949
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 21st, 2017

AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016

I’m Thinking of Ending Things is one of the best debut novels I’ve ever read.


The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101885956
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Published: Del Rey - June 27th, 2017

Katherine Arden’s bestselling debut novel spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice.
 
“A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up.”—Naomi Novik, bestselling author of Uprooted


The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124944
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Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as seven other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal.


The Vegetarian: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781101906118
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Published: Hogarth - August 23rd, 2016

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize


Descent: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616204778
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 1st, 2015

“Read this astonishing novel . . . The magic of his prose equals the horror of Johnston’s story.” —The Washington Post

The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, who are taking a family vacation before their daughter leaves for college.


Shalimar the Clown: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679783480
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 10th, 2006


“Dazzling . . . Modern thriller, Ramayan epic, courtroom drama, slapstick comedy, wartime adventure, political satire, village legend–they’re all blended here magnificently.”
The Washington Post Book World


Dark Matter: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101904244
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Published: Broadway Books - May 2nd, 2017

A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy.

“Are you happy with your life?”

 
Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.
 
Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.


Sweetbitter (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101911860
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Published: Vintage - April 4th, 2017

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Now a series on Starz

"Brilliantly written. . . . Outstanding."—The New York Times Book Review


Arcadia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101970836
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Published: Vintage - January 10th, 2017

From the author of the international best seller An Instance of the Fingerpost, Arcadia is an astonishing work of imagination. 


The Mirror Thief Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612195599
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Published: Melville House - April 11th, 2017

A globetrotting, time-bending, wildly entertaining masterpiece hailed by the New York Times Book Review as "Audaciously well written...the book I was raving about to my friends before I'd even finished it."


Gone with the Mind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316323277
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 29th, 2016

The blazingly inventive fictional autobiography of Mark Leyner, one of America's "rare, true original voices" (Gary Shteyngart)


 
 
 

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