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Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill An unconventional love story, Dept. of Speculation follows the marriage of an unnamed woman, known as only The Wife, and her husband as they take on real-life marital and family woes. The Wife reflects on these challenges, calling upon literary greats and poets to reconcile her domestic life. Jenny Offill’s lean book is wonderfully insightful and can be enjoyed in one sitting.

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak Comedian, actor and The Office veteran B.J. Novak pens a series of fictional short stories with a fantastic series of characters including a cereal prize-winning child, a Heaven newbie and a Tony Robbins seductress. The cheeky and witty stories will amuse you while carrying deeper life lessons, tender moments and deep emotional dimensions, underlining Novak’s talent as an incredibly clever and fresh writer.

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee Set in a future dystopian America that is obsessed with its rigid caste system, On Such a Full Sea is narrated by an anonymous voice who ventures from her “B-Mor” district in search of her boyfriend who mysteriously disappeared. On Such a Full Sea is heavy with brutality and tension but Chang-Rae Lee’s deft writing makes this an engrossing read.

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner Acclaimed as one of the best books of 2013 by The New York Times, Vogue and The New Yorker, Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers follows motorcycle enthusiast and artist Reno from her namesake birthplace in Nevada to New York City. In the 1970s Big Apple, Reno encounters a thrilling cast of characters, rebels and dreamers in the city’s underground artist community.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Donna Tart’s suspenseful novel The Goldfinch centers on loner Theo Decker who against all odds survives an accident that kills his mother. Wretched with grief, young Theo moves to lavish Park Avenue, bringing with him a small painting, a memento of his deceased mother, that ultimately draws him the dangerous underbelly of the art world.