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Fates and Furies

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Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Brilliant, baroque, sensual, twisted, Rashomon marriage, but such terrible people.

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American War (Highly Recommended)

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American War by Omar El Akkad

Bone-chilling plausibility. Fierce girl shaped by domestic terrorism-ravaged, near-future America.

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The Essex Serpent (Recommended)

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Disturbed, pining, faithful, faithless characters. Hot bothered Austen meets Halloween.

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What Happened (Recommended)

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What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

First-hand account of history. Revealing, warm, humorous, fiercely intelligent, heart-breaking.

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Come With Me To Babylon (Recommended)

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Come With Me to Babylon by Paul Levitt

Multiple (sometimes confusing) POVs highlight different downsides to American dreaming.

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The Japanese Lover (Recommended)

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The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

Marvelous romance intertwined with history, suffering, survival, and profound friendship.

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The Toss of a Lemon

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The Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan

Couldn’t be less compelling. Lovely sentences, but reader tossed aside.

 

 

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