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Men Without Women

In Haruki Murakami’s collection of seven short stories, Men Without Women, he explores the correlative parallel aspect of love and loneliness through the lives of seven men.

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A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being is a meditation on how time passes and how we live as it does.

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The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak follows the story of Liesel Meminger and her life in Molching, a fictional small town near Munich, under Nazi Germany.

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Ghostwritten

A very fascinating, philosophical, and ambitious story about human experience. 

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American War

Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, American War, is a frightening look at the real world consequences brought about by a divisive political and social climate. Set in the not-too-distant future, American society has been torn asunder by a second Civil War. Instead of slavery being the root cause of the conflict, this time it is the President’s actions to limit the destructive effects of climate change.

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Lola

Melissa Scrivner Love’s debut novel, Lola, tells the story of an unlikely heroine who secretly leads a small gang in South Central Los Angeles called the Crenshaw Six.

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The Fortunate Ones

The essence of art is transcendent in nature. A single piece of art can mean many things. In Ellen Umansky’s debut novel, The Fortunate Ones, art embodies love, loss, and friendship. The story centers around a missing painting and how it has brought two women, Rose Zimmer and Lizzie Goldstein, together.