Literary Fiction

Literary fiction is a term that has come into common usage in the early 1960s. The term is principally used to distinguish "serious fiction" which is a work that claims to hold literary merit, in comparison from genre fiction and popular fiction. The name literature is sometimes used for this genre, although it can also refer to a broader category of writing.

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Among the Ten Thousand Things
Kitchens of the Great Midwest
The Small Backs of Children
Bradstreet Gate
Let Me Explain You
The Invaders
The Seed Collectors
The Daughters: A Novel
The Ecliptic
French Concession: A Novel
The Artificial Anatomy of Parks
When the Moon is Low


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    The Alpha and the Omega: An absurd philosophical tale about God, the end of the world, and what's on the other planets

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