The First Edition Club has been in existence since 2001. Below you will find every selection, along with any major award nominations or prizes.


2017

January | The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak
February | Indelible by Adelia Saunders
March | Exit West by Mohsin Hamid | Shortlisted for 2017 Man Booker Prize | Shortlisted for 2017 St. Francis College Literary Prize
April | The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
May | Salt Houses by Hala Alyan
June | The Leavers by Lisa Ko | Winner 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize | Longlisted for 2017 National Book Award
July | Quiet Until the Thaw by Alexandra Fuller
August | Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie | Longlisted for 2017 Man Booker Prize
September | Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward | Longlisted for 2017 National Book Award
October | The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson
November | The Floating World by C. Morgan Babst

2016

January | Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa | Shortlisted for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award
February | A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin
March | What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi | Publishers Weekly Best Books 2016  | NPR Best Books 2016
April | The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
May | Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo | New York Times Notable Book 2016  | NPR Best Books 2016
May | Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh  | NPR Best Books 2016
June | Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | Longlisted for the Center For Fiction First Novel Prize 2016 | Publishers Weekly Best Books 2016 | New York Times Notable Book 2016  | NPR Best Books 2016 | Winner 2016 Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize | Winner 2017 PEN/Hemingway Award
June | The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan | Winner Kirkus Prize 2016 | New York Times Notable Book 2016  | NPR Best Books 2016 | Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction | 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist
July | Barkskins by Annie Proulx | 2016 Kirkus Prize Finalist | Publishers Weekly Best Books 2016 | New York Times Notable Book 2016  | NPR Best Books 2016 | Longlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
August | Mr. Eternity by Aaron Thier | Finalist for 2017 Thurber Prize
September | Mischling by Affinity Konar | Publishers Weekly Best Books 2016 | New York Times Notable Book 2016
September | Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer | New York Times Notable Book 2016
October | Commonwealth by Ann Patchett | New York Times Notable Book 2016  | NPR Best Books 2016 | 2016 National Book Critics Circle Prize Finalist
November | The Mothers by Brit Bennett  | NPR Best Books 2016
December |  Moonglow by Michael Chabon | New York Times Notable Book 2016  | NPR Best Books 2016 | 2016 National Book Critics Circle Prize Finalist |

2015

January | Black River by S.M. Hulse ALA 2016 Notable Book
February | The Half Brother by Holly LeCraw
March | The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro | NPR Best Books 2015
April | A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | Winner: Kirkus Fiction Prize 2015 | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015 | Finalist for the National Book Award 2015 | NYT Notable book of 2015 | ALA 2016 Notable Book | NPR Best Books 2015
May | Girl at War by Sara Nović | Winner 2016 Alex Award
June | Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
July | Speak by Louisa Hall | NPR Best Books 2015
August | All That Followed by Gabriel Urza
September | Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson | Winner: National Book Award 2015 | NYT Notable book of 2015 | Kirkus Reviews Best 100 Fiction of 2015 | ALA 2016 Notable Book | NPR Best Books 2015
October | The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra | NYT Notable book of 2015 | Kirkus Reviews Best 100 Fiction of 2015 | ALA 2016 Notable Book | NPR Best Books 2015
November | City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg | NYT Notable book of 2015 |  Kirkus Reviews Best 100 Fiction of 2015 | NPR Best Books 2015
December | Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins | Kirkus Reviews Best 100 Fiction of 2015 | NPR Best Books 2015

2014

January | The Kept by James Scott Longlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2014
February | The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin
March | Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi Kirkus Reviews Best 100 Fiction of 2014 | NYT Notable Book of 2014 | Longlisted for the Folio Prize 2014
April | All Our Names by Dinau Mengestu Finalist for the Kirkus Fiction Prize 2014 | Kirkus Reviews Best 100 Fiction of 2014 | NYT Notable Book of 2014 | Longlisted for the Folio Prize 2014
May | Ruby by Cynthia Bond Longlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2014
June | All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Winner: Pulitzer Prize 2015 | Finalist for the National Book Award 2014 | Kirkus Reviews Best 100 Fiction of 2014 | NYT Notable Book of 2014 | Longlisted for the Folio Prize 2014
July | Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson Finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2014 | NYT Notable Book of 2014 | Longlisted for the Folio Prize 2014
August | Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique Winner: Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2014 | Winner: Rosenthal Family Foundation Award 2014
September | The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 | Kirkus Reviews Best 100 Fiction of 2014 | NYT Notable Book of 2014 | Longlisted for the Folio Prize 2014
October | Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Finalist for the National Book Award 2014 | Kirkus Reviews Best 100 Fiction of 2014 | Longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 | Finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction 2015
November | Lila by Marilynne Robinson Finalist for the National Book Award 2014 | Kirkus Reviews Best 100 Fiction of 2014 | NYT Notable Book of 2014 | Longlisted for the Folio Prize 2014 | Finalist for the NBCC Fiction Award | NBCC Fiction Award Winner
December | The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson NYT Notable Book of 2014

2013

January | Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew
February | How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
March | A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize | Finalist for the NBCC Fiction Award | ALA Notable Book
April | The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud NYT Notable Book of 2013 | ALA Notable Book
May | A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra Shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize | Winner: NBCC John Leonard Prize | ALA Notable Book
June | The Son by Philipp Meyer | Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2014 | NYT Notable Book of 2013
July | Flora by Gail Godwin
August | A Marker to Measure Drift by Alexander Maksik | NYT Notable Book of 2013
September | The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize & National Book Award | NYT Notable Book of 2013 | Shortlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2014
October | The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Winner: Pulitzer Prize 2014 | NYT Top 10 Book of 2013 | Finalist for the NBCC Fiction Award | Shortlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 | ALA Notable Book | Winner: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
November | At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcón
December | We Are Water by Wally Lamb

2012

January | The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson | Winner: Pulitzer Prize 2013 |Finalist for the NBCC Finalist 2012
February | Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron | Winner: Bellwether Prize 2010
March | What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander | NYT Notable Book of 2012 | Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize 2013
April | Carry the One by Carol Anshaw | NYT Notable Book of 2012
May | Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain | National Book Award Finalist | Winner: Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize| NYT Notable Book of 2012 | Winner: NBCC Fiction Award 2012
June | Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter | NYT Notable Book of 2012
July | The Collective by Don Lee
August | In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
September | The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin Author Named one of 5 Under 35
October | The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
November | Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver | NYT Notable Book of 2012
December | In Sunlight and In Shadow by Mark Helprin

2011

January | The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard     
February | Open City by Teju Cole | Winner: Hemingway/PEN Award 2012 | Winner: New York City Book Award 2012
March | West of Here by Jonathan Evison     
April |  The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht | Winner of the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction
May | Touch by Alexi Zentner     
June | State of Wonder by Ann Patchett | Shortlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction  
July | Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin     
August | We the Animals by Justin Torres     
September | The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern     
October | The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach | Named one of New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year
November | The Uninnocent by Bradford Morrow     
December | The Conference of the Birds by Peter Sis

2010

January | Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem | Named one of New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year
February | Shadow Tag by Louis Erdrich    
March | The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow    
April | Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel    
May | The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall    
June | Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes | American Booksellers Association Indies Choice Award, Adult Debut Book of the Year
July | What is Left the Daughter by Howard Norman    
August | Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch    
September | Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay    
October | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin    
November | All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost by Lan Samantha Chang    
December | How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu    

2009

January | Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese    
February | Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips | Finalist, National Book Award, Finalist, National Book Critics' Circle Award
March | The Writing on My Forehead by Nafisa Haji    
April | The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles    
May | The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar    
June | Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel    
July | Border Songs by Jim Lynch    
August | This is Where I leave You by Jonathan Tropper    
September | Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon | A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
October | Going Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle    
November | The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood | A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
December | Crossers by Philip Caputo   

2008

January | A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam | 2008 Commonwealth Prize, Best First Book
January (Alternate Selection) | The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz    
February | People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks | Winner, Australian Book Industry Book of the Year, 2008
March | The Reserve by Russell Banks    
April | Mudbound by Hillary Jordan | Winner, Bellwether Prize for Fiction 2006 (manuscript)
May | City of Thieves by David Benioff    
June | The End of Manners by Francesca Marciano    
July | The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski    
August | The Garden of Last Days by Andre Dubus III    
September | City of Refuge by Tom Piazza    
October | The Given Day by Dennis Lehane    
November | Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
December | Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan 

2007

January | The Lay of the Land by Richard Ford | Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award, 2006
February | Like Trees, Walking by Ravi Howard | Finalist, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2008
March | The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian    
April | Finn by Jon Clinch | Shortlisted, John Sargent Jr. First Novel Prize, 2007
May | The Folded World by Amity Gaige | Winner, ForeWord Magazine Editor's Choice 2008
June | Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje | Shortlisted, Scotiabank Giller Prize for Fiction, 2007
July | On Kingdom Mountain by Howard Frank Mosher    
August | Free Food For Millionaires by Min Jin Lee    
September | The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz | 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner; National Book Critics' Circle Award Winner; John Sargent Jr. First Novel Prize Winner, 2007,
October | Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo    
November | The Air We Breathe by Andrea Barrett    
December | The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson | Winner, 2008 Essence Literary Award for Fiction

2006

January | The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai | Winner, Man Booker Prize, 2006
February | The Best People in the World by Justin Tussing | Winner, Oregon Book Award (Fiction), 2006
March | Brookland by Emily Barton    
April | Saving the World by Julia Alvarez | #1 Booksense Pick
May | The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard    
June | The Whole World Over by Julia Glass    
July | Talk Talk by T.C. Boyle | California Book Award Silver Medal, Fiction
August | The Law of Dreams by Peter Behrens | Winner, Governor-General's Award for Fiction (Canada)
September | The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen | Winner, James Fenimore Cooper Prize, 2007
October | The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox | Shortlisted, Costa First Novel Award, 2006
November | Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award, 2006 | Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007 Winner

2005

January | Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh | #1 Booksense Pick
February | Towelhead by Alicia Erian    
March | The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank by Ellen Feldman    
April | Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro | Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award, 2005
May | Misfortune by Wesley Stace    
June | Responsible Men by Edward Schwarzschild    
July | We're All In This Together by Owen King   
August | Third Girl from the Left by Martha Southgate | Winner, Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, Fiction, 2006
September | In the Province of Saints By Thomas O'Malley      
October | I'll Never be Long Gone by Thomas Christopher Greene    
November | The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr | One of New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year.
December | Seven Lies by James Lasdun  

2004

February | Waterborne by Bruce Murkoff      
March | The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat | Finalist for Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award
April | Aloft by Chang-Rae Lee      
June | Between Two Rivers by Nicholas Rinaldi      
July | Country of Origin by Don Lee | Edgar Award for Best First Novel
August | The Laments by George Hagen      
September | The Divine Husband by Francisco Goldman      
October | Absent Friends by S. J. Rozan      
November | The Fearless Man by Donald Pfarrer      
December | Banishing Verona by Margot Livesey  

2003

January | Child of My Heart by Alice McDermott      
February | The Master Butcher's Singing Club by Louise Erdrich      
March | The Coffee Trader by David Liss      
April | The Sixpence House by Paul Collins | #1 Booksense Pick
May | The English Disease by Joseph Skibell      
June | Getting Mother's Body by Suzan-Lori Parks      
July | Easter Island by Jennifer Vanderbes      
August | Hell at the Breech by Tom Franklin      
September | The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem      
October | Kartography by Kamila Shamsie      
November | My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey      
December | Me and Orson Welles by Robert Kaplow    

2002

January | Good as Any: Stories by Tim Westmorland      
February | For Rouenna by Sigrid Nunez      
March | The Translator by John Crowley      
April | Burning Marguerite by Elizabeth Inness-Brown      
May | Walk Through Darkness by David Anthony Durham      
June | Wish You Were Here by Stewart O'Nan      
July | Demon of the Waters by Gregory Gibson      
August | Lost Nation by Jeffrey Lent      
September | Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry | 2002 Booker Prize
October | Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides | 2003 Pulitzer Prize
November | Paradise Alley by Kevin Baker      
December | Out of the Flames by Lawrence and Nancy Goldberger    

2001

May | Empire Falls by Richard Russo | 2002 Pulitzer Prize
June | Good People of New York by Thisbe Nissen      
July | John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead | 2002 Pulitzer Finalist
August | The Hunters: Two Short Novels by Claire Messud      
September | Days of Awe by Achy Obejas | 2001 Lambda Award
October | Creatures of Habit by Jill McCorkle      
November | Patience and Fortitude by Nicholas Basbanes      
December | This Cold Heaven by Gretel Ehrlich


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