Lessons: A Novel

By Ian McEwan

Lessons: A Novel

An aging everyman learns — beautifully — from life.

Elizabeth Finch: A Novel

A perplexing, rewarding tale of infatuation and erudition.

The Marriage Portrait: A Novel

By Maggie O’Farrell

The Marriage Portrait: A Novel

This engagingly dark fable reminds us how much we don’t wish to be a princess.

Mercury Pictures Presents: A Novel

Its uncharacteristic antic tenor aside, the author’s prose still breaks hearts with the lightest touch.

Border Less: A Novel

By Namrata Poddar

Border Less: A Novel

A woman’s journey from call-center worker in Mumbai to successful American Desi is told in linked stories.

The Pages: A Novel

By Hugo Hamilton

The Pages: A Novel

A multilayered tale of cruelty and redemption told through the eyes of a century-old book.

A Good Ending for Bad Memories

A Black family weathers its matriarch’s identity disorder in this mesmerizing debut.

Crossroads: A Novel

By Jonathan Franzen

Crossroads: A Novel

A 1970s Chicago family weathers change — personal, social, and spiritual — amid larger cultural upheaval.