Literary

Jack: A Novel

By Marilynne Robinson - Published 2020

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Literary

A very few novelists create worlds—palpable, mappable, 3-D, unique as a scent. Marilynne Robinson’s fictional Gilead, Iowa, is such a world, ...Read Review

A Single Swallow

By Zhang Ling - Published 2020

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Literary

On the day the Japanese emperor announces his nation’s surrender to the Allied forces, three quite different men, in the unbridled exaltation ...Read Review

The Pull of the Stars

By Emma Donoghue - Published 2020

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Literary

This novel is set in Dublin during the Halloween of 1918. Nurse Julia Power finds herself solely in charge of a temporary ward in ...Read Review

We Germans: A Novel

By Alexander Starritt - Published 2020

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Literary

This novella comprises a long letter written by a German grandfather, Meissner, to his Scottish grandson, Callum. On a visit, seventeen months in ...Read Review

Fifty Words for Rain: A Novel

By Asha Lemmie - Published 2020

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Literary

With her first novel, Asha Lemmie proves herself a talented writer unafraid to take chances. Her heroine’s situation is unique, and her ...Read Review

The Turncoat: A Novel

By John Cullen (trans.) - By Siegfried Lenz - Published 2020

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LiteraryMilitary

1945. In a deadly primeval jungle, on the border to Byelorussia and Ukraine, at the farthest reaches of Eastern Europe, Walter Proska, a young ...Read Review

American Gospel: A Novel

By Lin Enger - Published 2020

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Literary

In American Gospel, the biblically named Enoch has a near-death experience and a vision of the Rapture, an event in which Christians believe ...Read Review

The Piano Student

By Elisabeth Lauffer (trans.) - By Lea Singer - Published 2020

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Biographical FictionLiterary

In Lea Singer’s biographical novel, The Piano Student, an elderly man, Nico Kaufmann, brings a younger man on a guided tour of ...Read Review

The Electric Hotel

By Dominic Smith - Published 2020

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Literary

The Electric Hotel is a story within a story, with the main narrative set within a poignant outer frame. It is 1963, and a ...Read Review

Fourth Island

By Sarah Tolmie - Published 2020

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Historical FantasyLiteraryMystery/Crime

A corpse washes up on the shore of Inis Mór, one of the three Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland. ...Read Review

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