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Best Memorable Fictional Families of 2019

  • FICTION

    RIGHT AFTER THE WEATHER

    OCT. 1, 2019

FICTION

RIGHT AFTER THE WEATHER

by Carol Anshaw

Another treat from the great Anshaw: sharply observed, unsentimentally compassionate, always cognizant of life’s... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS

    OCT. 22, 2019

  • FICTION

    PATSY

    JUNE 4, 2019

FICTION

PATSY

by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Dennis-Benn has written a profound book about sexuality, gender, race, and immigration that speaks to the contemporary... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FEAST YOUR EYES

    APRIL 16, 2019

FICTION

FEAST YOUR EYES

by Myla Goldberg

A riveting portrait of an artist who happens to be a woman. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE TOPEKA SCHOOL

    OCT. 1, 2019

FICTION

THE TOPEKA SCHOOL

by Ben Lerner

Autofiction at its smartest and most effective: self-interested, self-interrogating, but never self-involved. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BOWLAWAY

    FEB. 5, 2019

FICTION

BOWLAWAY

by Elizabeth McCracken

Parents and children, lovers, brothers and sisters, estranged spouses, work friends and teammates all slam themselves... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HENRY, HIMSELF

    APRIL 9, 2019

FICTION

HENRY, HIMSELF

by Stewart O'Nan

Astute and tender, rich in lovely images and revealing details—another wonderful piece of work from the immensely gifted... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE DUTCH HOUSE

    SEPT. 24, 2019

FICTION

THE DUTCH HOUSE

by Ann Patchett

Like the many-windowed mansion at its center, this richly furnished novel gives brilliantly clear views into the lives it... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE GRAMMARIANS

    SEPT. 3, 2019

FICTION

THE GRAMMARIANS

by Cathleen Schine

This impossibly endearing and clever novel sets off a depth charge of emotion and meaning. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    RED AT THE BONE

    SEPT. 17, 2019

FICTION

RED AT THE BONE

by Jacqueline Woodson

In Woodson, at the height of her powers, readers hear the blues: “beneath that joy, such a sadness.” Full review >

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