07/02/2014 01:22 pm ET Updated Jul 02, 2014

9 New Books Destined To Become Classics

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Originally posted on Kirkus.

How soon is too soon to call a recently published book a modern classic? Just because critics praise a new book and readers buy it doesn’t mean that book will be read by future generations. The awed whispers of adulation we’ve been hearing about the nine books in this week’s list let us know they stand out -- we don’t have a crystal ball, but all of these books deserve to be read far into the future. For the here and now, if you haven’t picked up these titles, get on it!

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9 New Books Destined To Become Classics