Alex's Book List

Alex George has published seven novels, which have been translated into more than ten languages. A Good American was a #1 Indie Next List pick, a Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers Pick and a national and international bestseller. Setting Free the Kites was published in February 2017 and was also a bestseller (it also won the Missouri Prize for Fiction in 2018.) His new novel, The Paris Hours, was published by Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan, in May 2020, and was an instant national bestseller. All three books were chosen by the nation’s independent booksellers for the “Indie Next List”. He has written for, among other publications, The Washington Post and LitHub. Alex is also the founder and director of the Unbound Book Festival.  He is also an attorney, and runs his own law firm in Columbia. A native of the UK, he moved to Columbia seventeen years ago.

Wellness: A novel By Nathan Hill Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593536117
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Published: Knopf - September 19th, 2023

Hugely ambitious and quite brilliant second novel. Funny, devastating, endlessly thought-provoking. Highly recommended!


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The Fraud: A Novel By Zadie Smith Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780525558965
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Published: Penguin Press - September 5th, 2023

Zadie Smith at her best. Funny, complex, totally absorbing. 


The World and All That It Holds: A Novel By Aleksandar Hemon Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374287702
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Published: MCD - January 24th, 2023

A love story? A ghost story? A road story? All of this, and more. This book is spectacular, raucous, and heartbreaking. Epic and enthralling, you'll fall in love and feel bereft when you reach the last page. Stunningly good.


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The Late Americans: A Novel By Brandon Taylor Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593332337
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 23rd, 2023

This is a deliciously accomplished second novel. Each of Taylor's characters is drawn with vivid intimacy, but this is really an ensemble piece, and the author beautifully captures a collective sense of elegiac desperation in the complex cast he has assembed. Exquisite!


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I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593490143
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Published: Viking - February 21st, 2023

Yes, it's a twisty murder mystery with a satisfying ending, but it's so much more than that. It's a very sharp analysis of "true crime culture" and a superbly angry #Metoo polemic. Plus, it's Rebecca Makkai, so the writing is gorgeous. Highly recommended!


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The Devil Takes You Home: A Novel By Gabino Iglesias Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316426718
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Published: Mulholland Books - August 15th, 2023

Violent, memorable, beautiful. I've never read a book quite like this. Igleslias unblinkingly takes us to the darkest depths of the human soul. This is a terrifying, tautly-written thriller that will haunt you after you've finished. As noir as it gets, baby.


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The Postcard By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator) Cover Image
By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781609458386
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Published: Europa Editions - May 16th, 2023

I loved this rich, complicated, messy book which is part memoir, part detective story, and part hymn to the treasures of memory and family. Simply fantastic.


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And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle By Jon Meacham Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780553393965
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Published: Random House - October 18th, 2022

This biography is superb - riveting, clear-eyed, and unafraid to consider Lincoln Fully and fairly. And some of the resonances with this country's present struggles are stunning. Highly recommended!


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Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063327528
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Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

Possibly my favorite Patchett yet. I don't know anyone else who writes such perfect sentences and emotionally knocks it so truly out of the park every time. Just a wonderful, smart, heart-warming read.