Here is one way to dip into the newest (though not necessarily modern) fiction of the year. If you find something you like - buy the book. If you like that - buy another by the author. This is one avenue to keep abreast of what is being published. [DE]
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By Jason Boog
What was your favorite novel this year?
The first-ever longlist for the 2013 National Book Award in fiction has been revealed.
Below, we’ve collected free samples of the books on the longlist for your reading pleasure. We also found free samples of the young people’s literature longlist, the nonfiction longlist and the poetry longlist for 2013.
Longlist for the 2013 National Book Award in Fiction
Tom Drury, Pacific (Grove Press)
Elizabeth Graver, The End of the Point (Harper/HarperCollinsPublishers)
Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers (Scribner/Simon & Schuster)