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Best Popular Fiction of 2016

  • FICTION

    MODERN LOVERS

    MAY 31, 2016

FICTION

MODERN LOVERS

by Emma Straub

Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending... 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

    YOU WILL KNOW ME

    JULY 26, 2016

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

YOU WILL KNOW ME

by Megan Abbott

Abbott proves herself a master of fingernails-digging-into-your-palms suspense. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    RAZOR GIRL

    SEPT. 6, 2016

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

RAZOR GIRL

by Carl Hiaasen

Relax, enjoy, and marvel anew at the power of unbridled fictional invention. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT

    AUG. 1, 2016

FICTION

FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT

by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

This thoroughly enjoyable novel delivers a swift kick to the heart—an essential summer read. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    A CHANGE OF HEART

    SEPT. 27, 2016

FICTION

A CHANGE OF HEART

by Sonali Dev

Dev takes the characters and the reader on a death-defying ride. A novelist at the height of her powers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE BLACK WIDOW

    JULY 12, 2016

  • FICTION

    A CERTAIN AGE

    JUNE 28, 2016

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