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Best Indie General Fiction of 2013

  • FICTION

    11 Stories

    APRIL 10, 2013

  • FICTION

    A Wilder Rose

    OCT. 1, 2013

FICTION

A Wilder Rose

by Susan Wittig Albert

With all of the charm of the Little House series—and the benefit of a sophisticated, adult worldview—Albert’s novel is an... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    All The Talk Is Dead

    OCT. 14, 2009

  • FICTION

    BETWEEN BODIES LIE

    OCT. 10, 2012

FICTION

BETWEEN BODIES LIE

by H.M. Blanc

A masterfully written exploration of the beauty and cruelty of love, as sharp as it is sensual. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    Big Jack Is Dead

    APRIL 2, 2013

Big Jack Is Dead

by Harvey Smith

A powerful family saga by a writer with talent to burn. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    Elysian Fields

    MARCH 6, 2013

FICTION

Elysian Fields

by Mark LaFlaur

A wholly involving story with Faulkner-ian characters in a fully realized setting. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    LEFT AT THE MANGO TREE

    OCT. 22, 2013

LEFT AT THE MANGO TREE

by Stephanie Siciarz

A tropical feast of charming, clever characters, smart storytelling and just the right amount of magic. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    LUNCH WITH BUDDHA

    NOV. 13, 2012

LUNCH WITH BUDDHA

by Roland Merullo

A quiet meditation on life, death, darkness and spirituality, sprinkled with humor, tenderness and stunning landscapes. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    Powderhorn

    FEB. 8, 2013

FICTION

Powderhorn

by Joseph McInerny

This tale of a flawed man in a gritty setting manages to be both intense and beautiful. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    Reality Boulevard

    FEB. 10, 2013

Reality Boulevard

by Melissa Jo Peltier

A dead-on satire—with a heart—of the reality TV scene from a knowledgeable, witty insider. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    RIDING THE TIGER

    FEB. 19, 2013

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

RIDING THE TIGER

by Milena Banks

A spectacular novel of colonial China that should put this first-time author on the map. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    Tales From The Sidewalks Of New York

    MAY 17, 2012

HISTORY

Tales From The Sidewalks Of New York

by Ron Ross

A lithe, lyrical collection that packs more than a few punches. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    The Arsonist's Last Words

    SEPT. 7, 2012

FICTION

The Arsonist's Last Words

by Alison R. Lockwood

A moving parable about the wounding effects of human tragedy and the collateral damage of the search for moral truth. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    Fitzwilliam Darcy Such I Was

Fitzwilliam Darcy Such I Was

by Carol Cromlin

Austen devotees may enjoy this glimpse into Darcy’s background, and Austen newcomers might find themselves searching the... Full review >

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