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#1 THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

Garth Stein

An insightful Lab-terrier mix helps his owner, a struggling race car driver.

On the bestsellers list for 164 weeks


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#2 THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

Heather Morris

A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.

On the bestsellers list for 50 weeks

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#3 LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

Celeste Ng

An artist with a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

On the bestsellers list for 15 weeks

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#4 BELOVED

Toni Morrison

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A former slave living in Ohio is haunted by events at the Kentucky plantation from which she escaped 18 years ago.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks

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#5 BEFORE WE WERE YOURS

Lisa Wingate

A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.

On the bestsellers list for 13 weeks


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#6 THE BLUEST EYE

Toni Morrison

The Nobel laureate's first novel, published in 1970, is an examination of race, class and gender through the tribulations and yearnings of a young black girl living in post-Depression Ohio.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#7 ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE

Gail Honeyman

A young woman’s well-ordered life is disrupted by the I.T. guy from her office.

On the bestsellers list for 63 weeks


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#8 THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

AJ Finn

A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.

On the bestsellers list for 24 weeks


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#9 THE HANDMAID'S TALE

Margaret Atwood

In the Republic of Gilead's dystopian future, men and women perform the services assigned to them.

On the bestsellers list for 98 weeks


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#10 THE OVERSTORY

Richard Powers

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Nine people drawn to trees for different reasons fight for the last of the remaining acres of virgin forest.

On the bestsellers list for 19 weeks

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#11 THE WARNING

James Patterson and Robison Wells

A small Southern town is not the same after a power-plant accident.

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#12 A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

Amor Towles

A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest in the Metropol hotel, across from the Kremlin.

On the bestsellers list for 21 weeks

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#13 THE GOLDFINCH

Donna Tartt

After his mother is killed in a museum explosion, a young man grapples with the world alone while hiding a prized Dutch painting.

On the bestsellers list for 24 weeks

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#14 THERE THERE

Tommy Orange

A multigenerational story exploring the plight of the urban Native American.

On the bestsellers list for 10 weeks

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#15 WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE

Maria Semple

A teenage daughter compiles emails, official documents and secret correspondence in an effort to find her eccentric mother.

On the bestsellers list for 61 weeks

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