Throughout this month, we have featured some of our favorite fiction in pieces about Kathleen Alcott’s Best Books of the Month in Literary Fiction Infinite Home, Ivan Doig’s Last Bus to Wisdom, Stephanie Clifford’s Everybody Rise, J. Ryan Stradal’s Kitchens of the Great Midwest, and more. But, it’s a lengthy list! And, we couldn’t bid adieu to August without also giving a nod to these Best Of reads:

Best Books of the Month in Literary Fiction
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
 
A forbidden love story set on a tropical island that results in the birth of famous painter… What more do you want from a summer read?
 
Best Books of the Month in Literary Fiction
Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami
 
The two novels, penned at a kitchen table in 1978, that gave birth to this beloved author’s career.
 
Best Books of the Month in Literary Fiction
Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh
 
The dramatic conclusion to Ghosh’s much lauded
Ibis Trilogy, set against the backdrop of the first Opium War.
 
Best Books of the Month in Literary Fiction
The State We’re In by Ann Beattie
 
A collection of linked stories that explores why we live in the places we have chosen.
 
Best Books of the Month in Literary Fiction
The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips
 
Ursula K. Le Guin called this debut novel "funny, sad, scary, beautiful." We concur. 
 
Best Books of the Month in Literary Fiction
Barbara the Slut by Lauren Holmes
 
A frank and darkly funny debut collection about family, friends, and lovers, and the flaws that make us most human.
 
Best Books of the Month in Literary Fiction
How to Be a Grown-Up by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
 
A timely novel about a forty-something wife and mother thrust back into the workforce, where she finds herself at the mercy of a boss half her age.
 
Best Books of the Month in Literary Fiction
Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb
 
For fans of
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes a novel about autism, memory, and, ultimately, redemption.
 
Best Books of the Month in Literary Fiction
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
 
In six stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal.
 
Best Books of the Month in Literary Fiction
No. 4 Imperial Lane by Jonathan Weisman
 
From post-punk Brighton to revolutionary Angola, an incredible coming-of-age story that stretches across nations and decades, reminding us what it really means to come home.
 


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