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Best Fiction of 2018 To Get Your Book Club Talking

  • FICTION

    THAT KIND OF MOTHER

    MAY 8, 2018

FICTION

THAT KIND OF MOTHER

by Rumaan Alam

With his second novel, Alam cements his status as that kind of writer: insightful, intrepid, and truly impressive. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HIGH SEASON

    MAY 22, 2018

FICTION

THE HIGH SEASON

by Judy Blundell

Luscious but not too sweet, astute but not too serious, Blundell's novel is a treat you don't have to feel guilty about and... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BROTHER

    JULY 31, 2018

FICTION

BROTHER

by David Chariandy

An important, riveting novel about dreams, families, and the systems holding them back. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LAST CRUISE

    JULY 10, 2018

  • FICTION

    HAPPINESS

    MARCH 6, 2018

FICTION

HAPPINESS

by Aminatta Forna

Low-key yet piercingly empathetic, Forna's latest explores instinct, resilience, and the complexity of human coexistence,... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE WILDLANDS

    SEPT. 4, 2018

FICTION

THE WILDLANDS

by Abby Geni

Geni continues to create works of art with perfect voices that are simultaneously thrillers and meditations on nature. It is... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE MERE WIFE

    JULY 17, 2018

FICTION

THE MERE WIFE

by Maria Dahvana Headley

There’s not a false note in this retelling, which does the Beowulf poet and his spear-Danes proud. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SPARSHOLT AFFAIR

    MARCH 20, 2018

FICTION

THE SPARSHOLT AFFAIR

by Alan Hollinghurst

A novel full of life and perception; you end the book not minding that the actual Sparsholt affair gets just the barest of... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    EVERYTHING UNDER

    OCT. 23, 2018

FICTION

EVERYTHING UNDER

by Daisy Johnson

A tense, startling book of true beauty and insight. Proof that the oldest of stories contain within them the seeds of our... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    A STATE OF FREEDOM

    JAN. 2, 2018

FICTION

A STATE OF FREEDOM

by Neel Mukherjee

A calm, compelling, unshrinking portrait of humanity in transition; both disturbing and dazzling. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE FRIEND

    FEB. 6, 2018

FICTION

THE FRIEND

by Sigrid Nunez

Breathtaking both in pain and in beauty; a singular book. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WINTER

    JAN. 9, 2018

FICTION

WINTER

by Ali Smith

A sprightly, digressive, intriguing fandango on life and time. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS

    MARCH 6, 2018

FICTION

THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS

by Luis Alberto Urrea

Even in death, Urrea shows, we never lose our connection to one another, which is the point of this deft and moving book. Full review >

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