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  1. Book Lovers by Emily Henry. A literary agent and an editor can’t seem to avoid each other despite their mutual aversion in this enemies-to-lovers romance centered around books.
  2. Planes by Peter C. Baker. In Rome, a woman frets over her husband’s detention at a Moroccan black site. In suburban North Carolina, another woman challenges the conservative views of her community. Their worlds collide when they discover damning information about a charter airline.
  3. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh. An orphaned 20-something living off her inheritance induces a series of comas to fill the void that her youth, beauty, Ivy League education and chic job cannot.
  4. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. Narratives from the past, present, and future overlap through time travel, the beauty of the North American wilderness, and the song of the violin. Fans of The Glass Hotel will be excited to revisit some of the same characters, however Mandel’s past work is not a prerequisite to this latest.
  5. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad.
  6. The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a  Very Famous Family by Joshua Cohen. A Jewish professor of history is coerced into hosting a prospective faculty member, Benzion Netanyahu, with family in tow. This year’s Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction blends fiction with nonfiction and campus novel with lecture.
  7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. A retired Hollywood starlet asks a seemingly random journalist to set the record straight about her scandalous life before it ends and reveal moments untouched by the limelight, one of which implicates the journalist.
  8. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders. Paired with iconic short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, the seven essays in this book are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it’s more relevant than ever in these turbulent times.
  9. The Idiot by Elif Batuman. The child of Turkish immigrants chronicles her introduction to academia, romance, and adulthood during her freshman year at Harvard and the following summer in Hungary with a candid, discerning perspective.
  10. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner. The lead vocalist and songwriter of thie indie rock band Japanese Breakfast considers her fraught relationship with her mother and with her Koreanness from childhood, through her mother’s diagnosis of terminal cancer, and after her death.

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