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Knopf

9780593534663

STARRED REVIEW

The Rabbit Hutch

Despite its doomed Midwestern setting, Tess Gunty’s debut novel makes storytelling seem like the most fun a person can have.

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Review of ‘The Rabbit Hutch’

Christian mystics are a point of obsession for the hero of Tess Gunty's debut novel. "They were spectacularly unusual," Blandine gushes early in The Rabbit Hutch. They loved suffering, she says. "Mad for it."

She's especially interested in Hildegard of Bingen, an abbess, polymath, composer and…

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Top 10 Books of 2022
2022 brought innumerable literary wonders, but as far as the year’s very best, we’ve narrowed it down to 10 outstanding titles.

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Best Fiction of 2022

The year’s best fiction included a remarkable number of groundbreaking story collections—some deeply interconnected like Oscar Hokeah’s and Jonathan Escoffery’s, others bound mostly by theme and setting, such as Manuel Muñoz’s. We also reveled in several major releases from well-established authors, including Celeste Ng, Ian McEwan, Yiyun Li and Gabrielle Zevin.

Sophomore novels from Hernan Diaz, Namwali Serpell, Douglas Stuart and Elif Batuman surpassed the high bars of their debuts, and first-timers Tess Gunty, Sarah Thankam Mathews and Bonnie Garmus made a hell of a splash.

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