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The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2023


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The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2023

Embark on diverse journeys with the top 10 fiction books of 2023. These protagonists seek safety, purpose, or a way back home. Emotional treks explore love and loss, making the lessons learned more significant than the destinations. The 10 best fiction books of 2023 offer hopeful, daring, and sometimes devastating quests.

Tremor is a startling work of realism and invention that engages brilliantly with literature, music, race, and history as it examines the passage of time and how we mark it.

9. Y/N, Esther Yi

Surreal, hilarious, and shrewdly poignant, Y/N is a provocative literary debut about the universal longing for transcendence and the tragic struggle to assert one’s singular story amidst the amnesiac effects of globalization.

From the beloved award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a spectacular collection of unique stories, each confronting themes of identity, belonging, and the collision of cultures across countries and centuries.

In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America’s finest writers.

A groundbreaking debut collection portraying the lived experiences of Black Muslims grappling with faith, family, and freedom in America.

A taut and electrifying novel from celebrated bestselling author Lauren Groff, about one spirited girl alone in the wilderness, trying to survive.

From the author of Skippy Dies comes Paul Murray's The Bee Sting, an irresistibly funny, wise, and thought-provoking tour de force about family, fortune, and the struggle to be a good person when the world is falling apart.

One of Time and the Atlantic's ten best novels of the year • one of the New York Times’s ten best horror books of the year • longlisted for the Dublin literary award • Good Morning America Buzz pick

James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprah’s Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them.

From one of our fiercest stylists, a roaring epic chronicling the life, times, and secrets of a notorious artist.


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