top 20 literary fiction books

A Listmania! list by Doug Hiser
The list author says: "The best of the best prose literary works"
The Foretelling
1.  The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

The Watch: Stories (Norton Paperback Fiction)
2.  The Watch: Stories (Norton Paperback Fiction) by Rick Bass
$12.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Honey Bee Girl
3.  The Honey Bee Girl by Doug Hiser
$11.82   Used & New from: $7.53
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Notebook
4.  The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,355 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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Boone's Lick
5.  Boone's Lick by Larry McMurtry
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

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The Prince of Tides: A Novel
6.  The Prince of Tides: A Novel by Pat Conroy
$12.57   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (797 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Life of Pi
7.  Life of Pi by Yann Martel
$10.64   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,172 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness
8.  The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness by Rick Bass
$12.38   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Turtle Moon
9.  Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman
$14.40   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

The Book of Joe: A Novel
10.  The Book of Joe: A Novel by Jonathan Tropper
$12.62   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Cannery Row
11.  Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (467 customer reviews)

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The Bottoms (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original)
12.  The Bottoms (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original) by Joe R. Lansdale
$12.36   Used & New from: $2.92
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

Nature Girl
13.  Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)

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Tropical Calypso
14.  Tropical Calypso by Doug Hiser
$15.99   Used & New from: $12.02

The Last Song
15.  The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
$8.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (962 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Mammoth Hunters: Earth's Children, Book Three
16.  The Mammoth Hunters: Earth's Children, Book Three by Jean M. Auel
$13.04   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (421 customer reviews)

The Loop
17.  The Loop by Nicholas Evans
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)

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Water for Elephants: A Novel
18.  Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
$9.74   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,871 customer reviews) | 47 customer discussions

Watership Down: A Novel
19.  Watership Down: A Novel by Richard Adams
$11.89   Used & New from: $1.12
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,549 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Where the Sea Used to Be
20.  Where the Sea Used to Be by Rick Bass
$20.06   Used & New from: $0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Bull Elephant 15 Feb 4, 2015
Amount of animal cruelty in the book 16 Dec 27, 2014
Why Richard Parker Did Not Say Goodbye-***(SPOILERS)**** 2 Nov 3, 2014
Looking for an author similar to Nicholas Sparks 18 Oct 13, 2014
meaning/origin of "First of May" 5 May 25, 2014
Is there a book as good as Life of Pi? 9 Oct 31, 2013
analysis of R.P., Island, Ending, more <spoilers> 23 Oct 15, 2013
looking for romance books about being stranded & then falling in love 10 Oct 9, 2013
August's mental illness 30 Sep 26, 2013
The island 34 Mar 7, 2013
The Island in Life of Pi 0 Dec 29, 2012
Some sexually oriented scenes too graphic 30 Dec 19, 2012
 
   

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