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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    Release date: Mar 10, 2015
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    Release date: Feb 02, 2015
    Vera's Will, a novel by Shelley Ettinger

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  • The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
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    A wondrous and redemptive debut novel, set in a stark world where evil and magic coincide, The Enchanted combines the empathy and lyricism of Alice Se…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Dec 30 - Jan 30, 2015
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