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Years:
All, 2012 (17), 2011 (24), 2010 (25)
WorkYear
Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel by Shalom Auslander
2012
Kingdom Come by J. G. Ballard
2012
Lazarus Is Dead by Richard Beard
2012
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
2012
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
2012
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
2012
A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
2012
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
2012
Canada by Richard Ford
2012
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
2012
Arcadia by Lauren Groff
2012
Zoo Time by Howard Jacobson
2012
The Coldest Night by Robert Olmstead
2012
The Cove by Ron Rash
2012
Wish You Were Here by Graham Swift
2012
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
2012
Building Stories by Chris Ware
2012
Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga
2011
Until the Dawn's Light by Aharon Appelfeld
2011
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
2011
Other People's Money by Justin Cartwright
2011
The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen
2011
Open City by Teju Cole
2011
The Infernals by John Connolly
2011
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
2011
The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
2011
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
2011
Trophy: A Novel by Michael Griffith
2011
The Magician King by Lev Grossman
2011
Faith by Jennifer Haigh
2011
The Mighty Walzer by Howard Jacobson
2011
11/22/63 by Stephen King
2011
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
2011
The Call by Yannick Murphy
2011
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
2011
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
2011
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips
2011
A Moment in the Sun by John Sayles
2011
The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson
2011
The Submission by Amy Waldman
2011
The Outlaw Album by Daniel Woodrell
2011
Sunset Park by Paul Auster
2010
Exley by Brock Clarke
2010
The Privileges by Jonathan Dee
2010
Point Omega by Don DeLillo
2010
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
2010
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
2010
The Blindness of the Heart by Julia Franck
2010
Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert Hellenga
2010
Beautiful Maria of My Soul by Oscar Hijuelos
2010
Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes by Daniel Kehlmann
2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
2010
The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee
2010
The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
2010
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
2010
The Four Fingers of Death by Rick Moody
2010
The Storm by Margriet de Moor
2010
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
2010
Bound by Antonya Nelson
2010
What Is Left the Daughter by Howard Norman
2010
Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez
2010
A Thousand Peaceful Cities by Jerzy Pilch
2010
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
2010
Fun with Problems by Robert Stone
2010
Take One Candle Light a Room by Susan Straight
2010
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
2010

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