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10 best fiction books of 2015: the Monitor's picks

From short stories to serial novels to an engrossing Russian saga, here are the 10 fiction titles the Monitor's book critics liked best in 2015.

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1. "The Big Green Tent," by Ludmila Ulitskaya

Ludmila Ulitskaya offers an absorbing, capacious novel in the grand tradition of Russian literature. Set in the cold-war-era Soviet Union, the story follows a group of artistic friends who bond as students and then must find a way to live in a repressive society. ( review, 11/18/15)
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 592 pp.)


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