Mona Awad (Viking)
Awad’s addictive, deviously comic novel looks at the dark side of MFA programs. Samantha Mackey, a fiction student at a top-tier New England school, meets four of her fellow writers: a ghoulish clique of women who cryptically refer to one another as Bunny. When Samantha receives an unexpected invitation from the Bunnies to join them for their “Smut Salon,” her desire for acceptance leads her down the rabbit hole. This enchanting, stunningly bizarre novel will have readers racing to find out how it all ends.