Best 1970s Historical Fiction

Non-genre novels and short stories written after the 1970s, but set (at least partially) in the 1970s. Award-winning, critically acclaimed, well-reviewed by readers, and/or what you've read and loved.

Literary fiction only. Other readers should have given the book mostly 3 stars and above.
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