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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Must-Read Fiction for Men (and Women)

GQ recently published a list of the best in 21st-century fiction that its readers shouldn’t miss (“The New Canon: 21 Books From the 21st-Century Every Man Should Read,” April 8, 2013). “We spent months chiseling down a list of not just our favorite books from the 2000s,” the GQ editors wrote, “but also works of fiction we most readily recommend to our fathers, brothers, and non-blood-related bros.” We suspect none of the books on this list are gender-specific and may appeal to all readers of fine fiction. Here is a sampling:

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Runaway by Alice Munro

Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson

Pastoralia by George Saunders






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