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Best 2016 Fiction for Armchair Travel

  • FICTION

    JERUSALEM

    SEPT. 3, 2016

FICTION

JERUSALEM

by Alan Moore

Magisterial: an epic that outdoes Danielewski, Vollmann, Stephenson, and other worldbuilders in vision and depth. Full review >

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    WAYWARD HEROES

    SEPT. 6, 2016

FICTION

WAYWARD HEROES

by Halldór Laxness translated by Philip Roughton

A welcome, major contribution to modern Nordic literature in translation and a pleasure to read. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THESE ARE THE NAMES

    NOV. 8, 2016

FICTION

THESE ARE THE NAMES

by Tommy Wieringa ; translated by Sam Garrett

A magnum opus from a leading young writer takes on the meaning of exile, identity, faith, and the limits of endurance. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    STILL THE SAME MAN

    MAY 10, 2016

  • FICTION

    NORTE

    OCT. 26, 2016

NORTE

by Edmundo Paz Soldán translated by Valerie Miles

A superb set of interlinked character studies. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HERE COMES THE SUN

    JULY 19, 2016

FICTION

HERE COMES THE SUN

by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Haunting and superbly crafted, this is a magical book from a writer of immense talent and intelligence. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BARKSKINS

    JUNE 14, 2016

FICTION

BARKSKINS

by Annie Proulx

Another tremendous book from Proulx, sure to find and enthrall many readers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HOT MILK

    JULY 12, 2016

FICTION

HOT MILK

by Deborah Levy

In her scintillating, provocative new book, Levy combines intellect and empathy to impressively modern effect. Full review >

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