2013 Notable Fiction
Catch up on the best of last year’s novels. Among the Washington Post’s 50 notable works of fiction for 2013 were:
Americana by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie FIC
After 13 years a woman returns to her native country surprising the people in her life.
The Antagonist by Lynn Coady FIC COA
A man is infuriated when he discovers an old buddy has used some of the details of his life in a novel.
Clair of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat FIC
A seven-year-old girl disappears from a fishing town in Haiti involving the entire town.
The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson FIC
When a woman defends a group of females accused of witchcraft she, too, becomes a prisoner.
Version by Daniel Woodrell FIC
A tragedy that took the lives of 43 people haunts the sister of one of the victims.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl FIC PES
After the daughter of a film director is found dead, an investigative reporter tries to find the truth behind the story.
Nostalgia by Dennis McFarland FIC
After witnessing the horrors of war, a young man struggles to regain his life.
The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
Nobleman Nicholas Falcott becomes a member of a Guild that uses time travel for secret missions.