Riffle Editor's Choice: Essential Fiction Books for November 2015


November is finally here, and so is the fall season! And with the cooler weather comes the opportunity to bundle up with a cozy fall read. Many of the books I chose this month deal with questions of identity, albeit in very different ways. Whether it has to do with race, class, politics, or defining yourself through successes and failures, these books all approach these deeper questions. November seems like the perfect time to take a bit longer and ponder these questions in these great new fiction releases.

  • The Mare by Mary Gaitskill -- November 3rd
  • Numero Zero by Umberto Eco -- November 3rd
  • The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende -- November 3rd
  • Hotels of North America by Rick Moody -- November 10th
  • A Wild Swan by Michael Cunningham -- November 10th