Riffle Editor's Choice: Essential Fiction Books for February 2016

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by Janelle Ludowise

When looking at new releases this month, I found myself attracted to books meditating on time and place--whether it's the specific setting of a 19th-century opera house in France, modern New York City, or a futuristic and apocalyptic San Francisco. But no matter the time or setting, these books all explore the various connections and relationships between people. Here are the top 5 recent releases that I'm most excited about this February!

  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders -- January 26
  • Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine by Diane Williams -- January 26
  • Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee -- February 2
  • Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansha -- February 16
  • Cities I've Never Lived In by Sara Majka -- February 16

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