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Best 2016 Books About Artists of All Kinds

  • FICTION

    THE GOLDEN AGE

    AUG. 16, 2016

FICTION

THE GOLDEN AGE

by Joan London

Every character, however minor, comes to life in these pages. Like her fictional pianist, London is a virtuoso. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE GUSTAV SONATA

    SEPT. 27, 2016

FICTION

THE GUSTAV SONATA

by Rose Tremain

Spanning the decades from 1937 to 2002, Tremain’s novel is less sprawling than it is deeply intimate, a soul-stirring song... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    TUESDAY NIGHTS IN 1980

    APRIL 5, 2016

  • FICTION

    THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS

    APRIL 5, 2016

FICTION

THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS

by Dominic Smith

This is a beautiful, patient, and timeless book, one that builds upon centuries and shows how the smallest choices—like the... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

    FEB. 2, 2016

FICTION

THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

by Alexander Chee

Richly researched, ornately plotted, this story demands, and repays, close attention. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    INNOCENTS AND OTHERS

    MARCH 8, 2016

  • FICTION

    TENDER

    FEB. 16, 2016

FICTION

TENDER

by Belinda McKeon

McKeon regards the characters in her keenly wrought love story—for all their flaws and fragility—with insight, sensitivity,... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MODERN LOVERS

    MAY 31, 2016

FICTION

MODERN LOVERS

by Emma Straub

Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    REPUTATIONS

    SEPT. 20, 2016

FICTION

REPUTATIONS

by Juan Gabriel Vásquez ; translated by Anne McLean

A brisk and sophisticated study of a conscience in crisis. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SWING TIME

    NOV. 15, 2016

FICTION

SWING TIME

by Zadie Smith

Moving, funny, and grave, this novel parses race and global politics with Fred Astaire’s or Michael Jackson's grace. Full review >

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