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Best Book Club Fiction of 2022

  • FICTION

    WE HAD TO REMOVE THIS POST

    MARCH 15, 2022

FICTION

WE HAD TO REMOVE THIS POST

by Hanna Bervoets

Bervoets just gets it. This is, unironically, a novel for our time. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    FELLOWSHIP POINT

    JULY 5, 2022

FICTION

FELLOWSHIP POINT

by Alice Elliott Dark

Elegantly structured, beautifully written, and altogether diverting, with a powerful message about land ownership in America. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    DEVIL HOUSE

    JAN. 25, 2022

FICTION

DEVIL HOUSE

by John Darnielle

An impressively meta work that delivers the pleasures of true-crime while skewering it. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE CANDY HOUSE

    APRIL 5, 2022

FICTION

THE CANDY HOUSE

by Jennifer Egan

A thrilling, endlessly stimulating work that demands to be read and reread. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE LAST WHITE MAN

    AUG. 2, 2022

FICTION

THE LAST WHITE MAN

by Mohsin Hamid

A provocative tale that raises questions of racial and social justice at every turn. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE PAGES

    FEB. 1, 2022

FICTION

THE PAGES

by Hugo Hamilton

A haunting story that provides a welcome reminder of the enduring lives of books. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE KINGDOM OF SAND

    JUNE 7, 2022

FICTION

THE KINGDOM OF SAND

by Andrew Holleran

Ostensibly about gay men getting older and being alone, this novel is really about everyone getting older and being alone. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    DEMON COPPERHEAD

    OCT. 18, 2022

FICTION

DEMON COPPERHEAD

by Barbara Kingsolver

An angry, powerful book seething with love and outrage for a community too often stereotyped or ignored. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SEA OF TRANQUILITY

    APRIL 5, 2022

FICTION

SEA OF TRANQUILITY

by Emily St. John Mandel

Even more boldly imagined than Station Eleven. Exciting to read, relevant, and satisfying. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SACRIFICIO

    SEPT. 6, 2022

FICTION

SACRIFICIO

by Ernesto Mestre-Reed

A compelling, melancholy novel that explores the beautiful rise and often violent breakdown of dreams, ideals, and love. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    OUR MISSING HEARTS

    OCT. 4, 2022

FICTION

OUR MISSING HEARTS

by Celeste Ng

Underscores that the stories we tell about our lives and those of others can change hearts, minds, and history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    COMPANION PIECE

    MAY 3, 2022

FICTION

COMPANION PIECE

by Ali Smith

A truly marvelous tale of pandemic and puns and endurance. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    MECCA

    MARCH 15, 2022

FICTION

MECCA

by Susan Straight

This is a novel that pushes back against the clichés of Southern California to reveal the complex human territory underneath. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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