Results for General Fiction + 1st Books/1st Novels, set in USA

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  • The Mothers
    Brit Bennett
    Hardcover: 10/11/2016
    A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big ...
  • The Nix
    Nathan Hill
    Hardcover: 08/30/2016
    A hilarious and deeply touching debut novel about a son, the mother who left him as a child, and how his ...
  • Barbara the Slut and Other People
    Lauren Holmes
    Paperback: 08/02/2016
    A fresh, honest, and darkly funny debut collection about family, friends, and lovers, and the flaws that make ...
  • Homegoing
    Yaa Gyasi
    Hardcover: 06/07/2016
    A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way ...
  • Bad Country: A Novel
    CB McKenzie
    Paperback: 06/07/2016
    The newest winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, a debut mystery set in the Southwest starring a former rodeo ...
  • Church of Marvels
    Leslie Parry
    Paperback: 05/17/2016
    A ravishing first novel, set in vibrant, tumultuous turn-of-the-century New York City, where the lives of four...
  • The Mirror Thief
    Martin Seay
    Hardcover: 05/10/2016
    Set in three cities in three eras, The Mirror Thief calls to mind David Mitchell and Umberto Eco in its mix of...

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