Best Literary Fiction

Literary fiction is serious fiction with claims to literary merit, and focuses more on style, psychological depth, and character. (As opposed to genre or popular fiction).

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798 books · 1,167 voters · list created January 27th, 2009 by Shelagh (votes) .
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Shelagh 44 books
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Michael 84 books
1080 friends
Yvonne 21 books
55 friends
Chelle 134 books
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James 36 books
1164 friends
James 149 books
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Malcolm 632 books
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Barbara 89 books
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Comments (showing 1-6 of 6) (6 new)

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message 1: by Yvonne (new)

Yvonne I highly recommend this writer, she is a excellent read.
Yvonne


message 2: by Stuart (new)

Stuart 'The Power of Persuasion' by Shelagh Watkins is a masterpiece of modern day writing -- highly recommended.


message 3: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Brillant!


message 4: by Ann (new)

Ann Bateman New York Trilogy by Paul Auster


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

I wish people would learn to place books in the correct genres. This list has quite a few romance novels, which cannot by any stretch of the imagine be counted as works of literary fiction.


message 6: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy and Narnia are all good books, but they are definitely not literary fiction!


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