Picks include "Personal Days," "Open Line," and "Out Stealing Horses"

Personal Days
Ed Park
The former Village Voice literary editor’s debut novel offers a cubicle-eye view of the downfall of a mysterious company.

Open Line
Ellen Hawley
In Hawley’s politically charged novel, a struggling late-night radio talk-show host in Minneapolis finds fame after joking on air that the Vietnam War was a hoax.

Out Stealing Horses
Per Petterson
This Norwegian novel, one of EW’s top 10 picks for ’07, follows a sexagenarian from the city to an isolated cabin where he ruminates on his stormy youth.