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Best Literary Fiction of 2016

  • FICTION

    THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

    SEPT. 13, 2016

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THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

by Colson Whitehead

Whitehead continues the African-American artists' inquiry into race mythology and history with rousing audacity and... Full review >

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    A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

    SEPT. 6, 2016

FICTION

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

by Amor Towles

A masterly encapsulation of modern Russian history, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SPORT OF KINGS

    MAY 3, 2016

FICTION

THE SPORT OF KINGS

by C.E. Morgan

Vaultingly ambitious, thrillingly well-written, charged with moral fervor and rueful compassion. How will this dazzling... 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

    IMAGINE ME GONE

    MAY 3, 2016

FICTION

IMAGINE ME GONE

by Adam Haslett

As vivid and moving as the novel is, it’s not because Haslett strives to surprise but because he’s so mindful and expressive... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CAROUSEL COURT

    AUG. 2, 2016

FICTION

CAROUSEL COURT

by Joe McGinniss Jr.

McGinniss covers familiar territory in the marketplace and marriage but injects it with an urgency, a sense of constant,... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    LAROSE

    MAY 10, 2016

FICTION

LAROSE

by Louise Erdrich

Electric, nimble, and perceptive, this novel is about “the phosphorous of grief” but also, more essentially, about the... Full review >

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