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The Washington Post’s Notable Fiction of 2013

It’s that time of year, dear readers! Everyone seems to be rolling out their top books of 2013 lists these days. Last week I gave you the New York Times’ 100 notable books of 2013, and yesterday I posted the Washington Post’s top 10 fiction and nonfiction books of the year. But who is satisfied with just 10 books in a list, only 5 of which are fiction titles at that? Not me, that’s for sure! So, as promised, here is the Washington Post’s list of the 50 most notable fiction titles of 2013!

Note: The Washington Post released a list of the 50 most notable nonfiction titles as well, which interested readers can find here. Enjoy!


The Accursed~Joyce Carol Oates

Americanah~Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Antagonist~Lynn Coady

Bleeding Edge~Thomas Pynchon

The Blood of Heaven~Kent Wascom

Brewster~Mark Slouka

The Burgess Boys~Elizabeth Strout

Claire Dewitt and the Bohemian Highway~Sara Gran

Claire of the Sea Light~Edwidge Danticat

The Daylight Gate~Jeanette Winterson 

A Deniable Death~Gerald Seymour

Dirty Love~Andre Dubus III

Doctor Sleep~Stephen King

The Explanation for Everything~Lauren Grodstein

Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz~trans. by Dick Davis

The Flamethrowers~Rachel Kushner

Flora~Gail Godwin 

The Goldfinch~Donna Tartt 

The Interestings~Meg Wolitzer

The Last Summer of the Camperdowns~Elizabeth Kelly

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.~Adelle Waldman

The Luminaries~Eleanor Catton

MaddAddam~Margaret Atwood

The Maid’s Version~Daniel Woodrell

Man Alive!~Mary Kay Zuravleff

And The Mountains Echoed~Khaled Hosseini

My Education~Susan Choi

Night Film~Marisha Pessl

NOS4A2~Joe Hill

Nostalgia~Dennis McFarland

The Raven’s Gift~Don Rearden

The Realm of Last Chances~Steve Yarbrough

The River of No Return~Bee Ridgway

River of Stars~Guy Gavriel Kay

Schroder~Amity Gaige

The Signature of All Things~Elizabeth Gilbert

Someone~Alice McDermott

& Sons~David Gilbert

Sparta~Roxana Robinson

Sycamore Row~John Grisham

A Tale for the Time Being~Ruth Ozeki

Tatiana~Martin Cruz Smith

The Teleportation Accident~Ned Beauman

Telling the Bees~Peggy Hesketh

The Translyvanian Trilogy~Miklos Banffy

Tenth of December~George Saunders

Vampires in the Lemon Grove~Karen Russell

Want Not~Jonathan Miles

The Watch Tower~Elizabeth Harrower

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul~Bob Shacochis



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