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:

Americanah.  Americana by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie FIC ADI
After 13 years a woman returns to her native country surprising the people in her life.

The Antagonist. 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. Clair of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat FIC DAN 
A seven-year-old girl disappears from a fishing town in Haiti involving the entire town.

The Daylight Gate.The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson FIC WIN
When a woman defends a group of females accused of witchcraft she, too, becomes a prisoner.

The Maid's Version.The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell FIC WOO
A tragedy that took the lives of 43 people haunts the sister of one of the victims.

Night Film.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.

NostalgiaNostalgia by Dennis McFarland FIC MCF
After witnessing the horrors of war, a young man struggles to regain his life.

The River of No Return.The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway FIC RID
Nobleman Nicholas Falcott becomes a member of a Guild that uses time travel for secret missions.


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