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2016 New Novels

Back from a trip to India, Nancy Pearl brought out a list of new novels coming out early in 2016 that she is pretty excited about. 

Here are a few of the novels we discussed in this episode.


“My Name is Lucy Barton,” the new novel by Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer-prize winner for “Olive Kitteridge.”


“The Portable Veblen” by Elizabeth McKenzie


Why We Came To The City,” by Kristopher Jansma.

(Nancy choice was inspired in part by “Then We Came to The End,” by Joshua Ferris)


The Arrangement,” by Ashley Warlick, a fictional account of the life of M.F.K Fisher


“The Ancient Minstrel,” by Jim Harrison is a collection of three novellas.


The Year of the Runaways,” by Sunjeev Sahota


“ Innocence and Others,” by Dana Spiotta

“Travelers”, by Chris Pavone. Nancy really likes his novels. They are thrillers.


“The City of Mirrors” (Book Three of the Passage Trilogy ) by Justin Cronin