The Best Books of the Month: Literature & Fiction

Erin Kodicek on September 06, 2018
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Here are a handful of our favorite fiction titles for September. See more of our literature and fiction picks, and all of the Best Books of the Month

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A Key to Treehouse Living by Elliot Reed

This moving and wonderfully odd debut is about a young man who tries to make sense of his lonely existence with an ledger that imparts accidental wit and wisdom. If you enjoyed Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, this novel does have the same feel/s.

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We That Are Young by Preti Taneja

Preti Taneja spares us the unrhymed iambic pentameter, but not the poetry, in a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear, set in India.

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French Exit by Patrick deWitt

This laugh-out-loud social satire finds a scandal-laden widow and her son fleeing for Paris, along with their cat who just might possess the spirit of the man who disgraced them. A kooky conceit you will happily succumb to.

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Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

A floundering hedge fund manager discovers, to hilarious and heartfelt effect, that it’s never a good idea to try and outrun your problems--especially via Greyhound bus. The latest from Gary Shteyngart gives a playful poke to the 0.1 percent.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Inspired by the experiences of Holocaust survivor Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the powerful story of a prisoner who uses his privileged status to help other Jews (including a fellow prisoner that he falls in love with).


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