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This guide encompasses the genres of literary, historical, and inspirational fiction.

General fiction

This guide will help you find your next great fiction read in the genres of literary, historical, and inspirational fiction. In these guides, we are highlighting what's new, classics, local authors, staff picks, audiobooks, and graphic novels that will guide you if you're already an established fan or if you're entirely new to the genre. Happy reading!

Fall Reads

The Cider House Rules by John Irving
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Autumn by Ali Smith
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
September by Rosamunde Pilcher

What's new

The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen
My Year Abroad by Chang-rae Lee
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor
Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
Strangers by Katherena Vermette
Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

Governor General's Literary Award

Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi
Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
Indians on Vacation by Thomas King
Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
The Baudelaire Fractal by Lisa Robertson

Staff picks

Songs for the End of the World by Saleema Nawaz
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill
Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King
Monogamy by Sue Miller
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
Hellgoing by Lynn Coady
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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