Free Samples of NBA’s Fiction Longlist

By Dianna Dilworth 

The National Book Foundation has revealed its Longlist for the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction.

Below, we’ve collected free samples of all the books on the longlist for your reading pleasure after the jump. The finalists will be announced on Oct. 14. Here’s more from the release:

The Fiction Longlist includes a former National Book Award Finalist, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a two-time Pushcart Prize winner, and two titles that were included on the longlist of the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Of the ten books on the list, four are story collections, and many center on family relationships.

Free Samples of the 2015 Longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction

Jesse Ball, A Cure for Suicide (Pantheon Books/Penguin Random House)

Bill Clegg, Did You Ever Have a Family (Scout Press/Simon & Schuster)

Karen E. BenderRefund (Soft Skull/Counterpoint Press)

Angela FlournoyThe Turner House (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Lauren GroffFates and Furies (Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House)

Adam JohnsonFortune Smiles (Random House/Penguin Random House)

Geronimo JohnsonWelcome to Braggsville (William Morrow/HarperCollins)

Edith PearlmanHoneydew (Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group)

Hanya YanagiharaA Little Life (Doubleday/Penguin Random House)

Nell ZinkMislaid (The Ecco Press/HarperCollins)