National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction 2020

 Read reviewThe Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mothers, a powerful new novel about the parallel lives of estranged twin sisters who choose to live in two very different worlds - one black and one white.     ...

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The Great Offshore Grounds

The Great Offshore Grounds

Vanessa Veselka

A cross-country novel of sisterhood - like a feminist version of the Odyssey or a wild retelling of Thelma & Louise set across post-capitalist America.

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Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

A heart-wrenching debut novel set in Thatcher-era Glasgow: Shuggie Bain tells the story of a boy's doomed attempt to save his proud, alcoholic mother from her addiction.

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 Read reviewA Burning

A Burning

Megha Majumdar

For readers of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, and Jhumpa Lahiri, an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise--to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies--and find their lives...

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Interior Chinatown

Interior Chinatown

Charles Yu

A deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, and escaping the roles we are forced to play-by the author of the infinitely inventive How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe.

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 Read reviewLeave the World Behind

Leave the World Behind

Rumaan Alam

A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong --

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The Index of Self-Destructive Acts

The Index of Self-Destructive Acts

Christopher Beha

A significant novel, beautifully crafted and deeply felt. Beha creates a high bonfire of our era's vanities. . . .This is a novel to savor. --Colum McCann

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If I Had Two Wings

If I Had Two Wings

Randall Kenan

Mingling the earthy with the otherworldly, these ten stories chronicle ineffable events in ordinary lives.    

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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Deesha Philyaw

Explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with...

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A Children's Bible

A Children’s Bible

Lydia Millet

A brilliant, indelible novel of teenage alienation and adult complacency in a world whose climate and culture are unravelling.     

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