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12 Classics That Never Get Old

  • FICTION

    NEVER LET ME GO

    APRIL 11, 2005

FICTION

NEVER LET ME GO

by Kazuo Ishiguro

A masterpiece of craftsmanship that offers an unparalleled emotional experience. Send a copy to the Swedish Academy. Full review >

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    GILEAD

    NOV. 1, 2004

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GILEAD

by Marilynne Robinson

Robinson has composed, with its cascading perfections of symbols, a novel as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD

    JUNE 8, 2010

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A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD

by Jennifer Egan

Another ambitious change of pace from talented and visionary Egan, who reinvents the novel for the 21st century while... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    LAROSE

    MAY 10, 2016

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LAROSE

by Louise Erdrich

Electric, nimble, and perceptive, this novel is about “the phosphorous of grief” but also, more essentially, about the... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA

    OCT. 5, 2004

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THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA

by Philip Roth

An almost unbelievably rich book, and another likely major prizewinner. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

    SEPT. 13, 2016

FICTION

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

by Colson Whitehead

Whitehead continues the African-American artists' inquiry into race mythology and history with rousing audacity and... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE GOLDFINCH

    OCT. 22, 2013

  • FICTION

    THE SELLOUT

    MARCH 3, 2015

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THE SELLOUT

by Paul Beatty

Another daring, razor-sharp novel from a writer with talent to burn. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SYMPATHIZER

    APRIL 7, 2015

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THE SYMPATHIZER

by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Both chilling and funny, and a worthy addition to the library of first-rate novels about the Vietnam War. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE OVERSTORY

    APRIL 3, 2018

FICTION

THE OVERSTORY

by Richard Powers

A magnificent achievement: a novel that is, by turns, both optimistic and fatalistic, idealistic without being naïve. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ROOM

    SEPT. 13, 2010

FICTION

ROOM

by Emma Donoghue

Wrenching, as befits the grim subject matter, but also tender, touching and at times unexpectedly funny. Full review >

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