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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The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
The Girls at 17 Swann Street
Lost Children Archive
American Pop
American Spy
Leading Men
The Peacock Feast
Where Reasons End
Vacuum in the Dark
Bangkok Wakes to Rain
Sea Monsters
The Heavens
Castle on the Rise (Lost Castle, #2)
Where the Forest Meets the Stars
A Curve in the Road
The Storyteller's Secret
Normal People
The Beantown Girls
The Snow Gypsy
Everything I Never Told You
The Last Romantics
The Beekeeper's Promise
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
The Forgotten Hours
True Places
When All Is Said
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Best Gay Fiction
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Best Indian Fiction Books
792 books — 2,379 voters
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Best Russian Literature
499 books — 1,955 voters

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To Kill a Mockingbird
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All the Light We Cannot See
The Secret History
Life of Pi
The Kite Runner
The Catcher in the Rye
Never Let Me Go
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