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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!

Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
Apeirogon by Colum McCann
Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Best of 2020

Indians on Vacation by Thomas King
The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez
The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
Jack by Marilynne Robinson
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab
A Burning by Megha Majumdar
Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
Deacon King Kong by James McBride
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

What's new

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Return of the Trickster by Eden Robinson
A Court of Silver Flames by Maas
The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox
The Centaur's Wife by Amanada Leduc
The Push by Ashley Audrain

Staff picks

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
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

Great graphic novels

Paper Girls by Brian Vaughan
Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann
Watchman by Alan Moore
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
This Place by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
Paying the Land by Joe Sacco

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