Top Fiction Reads for 2016 editors' top picks for Post readers.

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Every month, the staff at sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what they chose especially for Post readers:

2016-so-pg22-underground-railroadThe Underground Railroad

by Colson Whitehead

This has “prizewinner” written all over it. A surprisingly readable and important tale of a young slave’s trek to freedom.

Publisher: Doubleday
Release date: August 2, 2016

Book coverA Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

For lovers of Russian history and novels, this tale of a count living under house arrest in a once-grand hotel in post-revolutionary Russia will charm and delight.

Publisher: Viking
Release date: September 6, 2016

2016-so-pg22-here-i-amHere I Am

by Jonathan Safran Foer

In his first novel in 11 years, Foer examines the fracturing of a modern-day family in Washington, D.C., through a biblical lens.

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: September 6, 2016


by Ann Patchett

The PEN/Faulkner award winner’s latest novel tells the story of how one romantic encounter reverberates through the lives of two families over five decades.

Publisher: Harper
Release date: September 13, 2016


by Thomas Mullen

In the style of Dennis Lehane and Walter Mosley, this novel depicts the fallout of the Atlanta Police Department’s forced hiring of its first African-American officers in 1948.

Publisher: Atria/37 INK
Release date: September 13, 2016

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