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Best 2020 Fiction To Get Your Book Club Talking

  • FICTION

    WANT

    JULY 7, 2020

FICTION

WANT

by Lynn Steger Strong

A wise, unflinching, and compelling novel about womanhood. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MISSIONARIES

    OCT. 6, 2020

FICTION

MISSIONARIES

by Phil Klay

An unflinching and engrossing exploration of violence’s agonizing persistence. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WRITERS & LOVERS

    MARCH 3, 2020

FICTION

WRITERS & LOVERS

by Lily King

Read this for insights about writing, about losing one’s mother, about dealing with a cranky sous-chef and a difficult... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DEACON KING KONG

    MARCH 3, 2020

  • FICTION

    AMNESTY

    FEB. 18, 2020

FICTION

AMNESTY

by Aravind Adiga

A well-crafted tale of entrapment, alert to the risk of exploitation that follows immigrants in a new country. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HOMELAND ELEGIES

    SEPT. 15, 2020

FICTION

HOMELAND ELEGIES

by Ayad Akhtar

A profound and provocative inquiry into an artist’s complex American identity. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    AFTERLIFE

    APRIL 7, 2020

FICTION

AFTERLIFE

by Julia Alvarez

In this bighearted novel, family bonds heal a woman's grief. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE INDEX OF SELF-DESTRUCTIVE ACTS

    MAY 5, 2020

  • FICTION

    THE VANISHING HALF

    JUNE 2, 2020

FICTION

THE VANISHING HALF

by Brit Bennett

Kin “[find] each other’s lives inscrutable” in this rich, sharp story about the way identity is formed. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM

    SEPT. 1, 2020

FICTION

TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM

by Yaa Gyasi

In a quietly poignant story, a lonely woman finds a way to be less alone. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    JACK

    SEPT. 29, 2020

FICTION

JACK

by Marilynne Robinson

An elegantly written proof of the thesis that love conquers all—but not without considerable pain. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MAN OF MY TIME

    APRIL 14, 2020

FICTION

MAN OF MY TIME

by Dalia Sofer

A perceptive, humane inquiry into Iran's history and soul. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE BOOK OF V.

    MAY 5, 2020

FICTION

THE BOOK OF V.

by Anna Solomon

A bold, fertile work lit by powerful images, often consumed by debate, almost old-school in its feminist commitment. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LIVES OF EDIE PRITCHARD

    JULY 7, 2020

FICTION

THE LIVES OF EDIE PRITCHARD

by Larry Watson

A riveting and tense examination of identity, violence, and female anger. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    28 SUMMERS

    JUNE 16, 2020

FICTION

28 SUMMERS

by Elin Hilderbrand

Oh for the days when life was a picnic on the beach: Hilderbrand sets the gold standard in escapist fiction. Full review >

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