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The Love She Left Behind
The death of a matriarch soon marks a chance for finely drawn characters to engage questions of social class, in this dark British comedy from an acclaimed London dramatist.
The Famished Road
Porochista Khakpour rediscovers Ben Okri's Booker Prize-winning novel of Yoruban myth and modern urban struggle.
The Household Spirit
With elements of ghost stories and capers, a new novel centers on neighbors who challenge what we've come to expect from "unlikely friendships" in fiction. Review by Stefan Beck.
“Dust jackets on the wrong spines”: Joshua Cohen on Book of Numbers
The novelist talks with Christopher Byrd about search engines, identity, and the art of throwing nothing away.
Death and Mr. Pickwick
The work that made Charles Dickens famous is the basis for a multilayered debut novel of 19th-century life and letters. Review by Adam Kirsch.
READING IN COMMON
The Festival of Insignificance
Close-knit French cohorts examine the sacred nature of friendship within their shared lives, in the latest from the author of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "The Joke"....
A READING LIFE
Pleasure Cruise: Two Summer Reads
Two novels "that exactly fill the season's indefinable requirements" of engaging humor and coastal views. Review by Katherine A. Powers.
Just Outside the Window: Christopher Bollen and Ivy Pochoda in Conversation
When you're setting your novel in a real place, you'd better get the details right. Two Discover Great New Writers authors on the place where the art of fiction meets the street.
A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me
A new collection of short stories that turn on men and women pursuing agendas as self-destructive as they are self-centered. Review by Stefan Beck.
Book of Numbers
A novel of a tech maven and the ghost writer of his memoirs proves a work of skillful engineering.
The Meursault Investigation
A superb debut novel refocuses the story of Albert Camus' "The Stranger" onto the Algerian man at its center, and his vengeful brother's journey. Review by David Burr Gerrard....
As part of our celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Discover Great New Writers, Elliott Holt looks back at an early selection: Jonathan Franzen's earthquake thriller-meets-love-story.