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Originally published November 29, 2011 at 1:06 PM | Page modified November 29, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Shelf Talk | If you like Jeffrey Eugenides, try these

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Jeffrey Eugenides has become an author that readers tell one another about. His first two books, The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex, showcase his unique style and talent with language and storytelling. Eugenides’ new novel, The Marriage Plot, which was just named one of the top ten books of the year by Publishers Weekly as well asmaking theNew York Times Notable Books list for 2011, is a story about college, literature, and love. Eugenides read from The Marriage Plot and answered questions at our Central Library last month — it was a fantastic evening and you canlisten to the podcast on our Web site or via iTunes.

If you enjoy Jeffrey Eugenides’ writing, keen observations and rich, compassionate characters, you might want to try these books:

If you liked The Marriage Plot, try The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, On Beauty by Zadie Smith, Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies, Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, or The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver.

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