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Best 2016 Fiction to Get Your Book Club Talking

  • FICTION

    COMMONWEALTH

    SEPT. 13, 2016

FICTION

COMMONWEALTH

by Ann Patchett

A satisfying meat-and-potatoes domestic novel from one of our finest writers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LOVED ONES

    OCT. 18, 2016

FICTION

THE LOVED ONES

by Sonya Chung

Elegant and empathetic, a book impossible to put down. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE INSEPARABLES

    JULY 19, 2016

  • FICTION

    HIGH DIVE

    MARCH 8, 2016

FICTION

HIGH DIVE

by Jonathan Lee

Lee’s writing has a marked freshness, his pacing and dialogue are exceptional, and every scene is deftly handled. This is a... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE WONDER

    SEPT. 20, 2016

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE WONDER

by Emma Donoghue

Her contemporary thriller Room (2010) made the author an international bestseller, but this gripping tale offers a welcome... Full review >

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    ANOTHER BROOKLYN

    AUG. 9, 2016

FICTION

ANOTHER BROOKLYN

by Jacqueline Woodson

A stunning achievement from one of the quietly great masters of our time. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    EVERYBODY'S FOOL

    MAY 3, 2016

FICTION

EVERYBODY'S FOOL

by Richard Russo

Russo hits his trademark trifecta: satisfying, hilarious, and painlessly profound. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ELEVEN HOURS

    MAY 2, 2016

  • FICTION

    EXPOSURE

    APRIL 5, 2016

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

EXPOSURE

by Helen Dunmore

This subtle, off-kilter foray into John le Carré territory—a chilling, thoughtful, deeply romantic drama about the... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SWEET LAMB OF HEAVEN

    MAY 3, 2016

FICTION

SWEET LAMB OF HEAVEN

by Lydia Millet

A top-notch tale of domestic paranoia that owes a debt to spooky psychological page-turners like Rosemary’s Baby yet is... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    NEWS OF THE WORLD

    OCT. 4, 2016

FICTION

NEWS OF THE WORLD

by Paulette Jiles

Lyrical and affecting, the novel succeeds in skirting clichés through its empathy and through the depth of its major... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE THROWBACK SPECIAL

    MARCH 14, 2016

FICTION

THE THROWBACK SPECIAL

by Chris Bachelder

Bachelder’s take on manhood is sharply observed and sympathetic and funny enough to win over even those readers who abhor... Full review >

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