This season’s slate of new literary fiction includes multiple Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists. Here are four to check out.
FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD
By Louise Erdrich
After a kind of reverse evolution plagues babies worldwide, a pregnant woman evades capture by government forces and goes in search of her mother.
By Jennifer Egan
A Brooklyn woman becomes the only female diver to work on a World War II ship, learning about her past and mingling with gangsters along the way.
DINNER AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
By Nathan Englander
An anonymous man lingers in an Israeli jail cell while the general who imprisoned him lies dying in a hospital bed in this genre-bending novel of espionage.
By Jeffrey Eugenides
This new story collection from the author of Middlesex offers up character portraits of a musician struggling with fatherhood, a poet turned embezzler and more.
This appears in the September 25, 2017 issue of TIME.