Thursday, September 24, 2015

2015 National Book Award Fiction Longlist

In search of great fiction? Try some of these books on the 2015 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction. All summaries taken from our catalog.

Refund: Stories by Karen E. Bender

In Refund, Bender creates an award-winning collection of stories that deeply explore the ways in which money and the estimation of value affect the lives of her characters...Set in contemporary America, these stories herald a work of singular literary merit by an important writer at the height of her power.

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

On the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter's fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke--her entire family, all gone in a moment.

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

A powerful, timely debut, The Turner House marks a major new contribution to the story of the American family...It's a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, and the ways in which our families bring us home.

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art and perception...Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and heart.

Fortune Smiles: Stories by Adam Johnson

In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal.

The other titles on the Longlist are A Cure for Suicide by Jesse BallWelcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson, Honeydew by Edith PearlmanA Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, and Mislaid by Nell Zink.

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