Book Recommendations

 

Eight Books to Escape the Cold

 

When the winter blues set in, we love reading that transports you to another world (maybe a sunnier, more tropical world). Here are some great books that paint exquisite pictures of faraway lands to help you forget dropping temperatures and dreary forecasts.

 

 

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Non-Beach Reads

 

Now that the weather has turned a little cooler, we offer you this little taste of summer to give you at least a mental vacation while you're at your desk. Hope this helps get you through until next summer! 

 

 

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Otherworldly Book Picks

 

We've selected some of our favorite sci-fi and fantasy novels. If you are new to these genres we encourage you to dive in and enjoy one of these fantastic novels.   

 

 

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Pretax Reading

 

Whether you're struggling with debt or basking in the luxuries of financial success, we are sure these books will resonate with you and make you up for the task of doing your taxes before next April 15th! 

 

 

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Four Novels to Read Before You're Twenty

 

We asked our intern, Delia, to recommend books for high-schoolers. Check out her suggestions of classic and contemporary novels for the (slightly) younger reader.

 

 

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New Books by Past Winners

 

Take a look at what the winners and finalists for our First Novel Prize have been up to.

 

 

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4 Great Books About The Artist in New York

 

Reading around a theme is one of a bibliophile's great pleasures. Here's a powerful foursome on art, selected by The Center for Fiction's Executive Director.

 

 

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Five Great Books About Women in New York

 

The Center for Fiction's Executive Director recommends five works of fiction that look at the unique relationships that women have with New York City. 

 

 

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What Are You Drinking With That Book?

 

'Tis the season to lift a glass and crack a tome. These 100-proof gift ideas from Daniel Reid are guaranteed to pack a one-two punch. 

 

 

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Favorite Coming of Age Novels

 

We asked the Center's readers to tell us their favorite coming-of-age stories. They're not all novels, but they all fit the bill!

 

 

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Stories You'll Love

 

For your reading pleasure, we suggest four new short story collections by masters of the form.

 

 

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Essential Halloween Reading

 

For your seasonal reading pleasure, we suggest 13 works that embrace the supernatural.

 


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Reading The World

 

These six books in translation are our picks for a literary trip around the world; from China to Egypt to The Netherlands, and more!

 

 

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Latin American Novels

 

In this series, we've avoided Fuentes, Garcia Márquez, Vargas Llosa, and the other usual suspects that you probably already read and instead selected books by four great Latin American writers that deserve to be much better known. 

 

 

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Harlem Voices

 

The Harlem Renaissance produced some of America's greatest writers, artists, and musicians and its rich legacy continues to intrigue both readers and writers. On this list, we include some of the great writers of that period as well as some contemporary writers whose work both evokes and carries on that tradition.

 

 

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East Asian Novels

 

We've selected four beautiful novels from Vietnam, China, Japan, and Korea. Enjoy these exquisite, thought-provoking translations!

 

 

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The Center for Fiction Gift Guide

 

Whatever holiday is coming up-- Valentine's, Christmas, or Arbor Day-- it's always important to have the perfect gift for those picky people in your life. That's why we're happy to help you out with the definitive Center for Fiction Gift Guide. This exhaustive list of books for all the weirdly specific people in your life will take the stress out of giving. Plus, we think it's funny. 

 

 

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