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  • FICTION

    MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON

    JAN. 5, 2016

FICTION

MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON

by Elizabeth Strout

Fiction with the condensed power of poetry: Strout deepens her mastery with each new work, and her psychological acuity has... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FORTY ROOMS

    FEB. 16, 2016

FICTION

FORTY ROOMS

by Olga Grushin

Honest, tender, and exquisitely crafted. A novel to savor. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WALKING THE DOG

    JUNE 14, 2016

FICTION

WALKING THE DOG

by Elizabeth Swados

One of a kind. Deserves a big splash and lots of readers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT

    OCT. 4, 2016

FICTION

TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT

by Maria Semple

This author is on her way to becoming a national treasure. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GRACE

    JUNE 14, 2016

FICTION

GRACE

by Natashia Deón

A haunting, visceral novel that heralds the birth of a powerful new voice in American fiction. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    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 PORTABLE VEBLEN

    JAN. 19, 2016

FICTION

THE PORTABLE VEBLEN

by Elizabeth McKenzie

McKenzie’s idiosyncratic love story scampers along on a wonderfully zig-zaggy path, dashing and darting in delightfully... Full review >

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