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Top Fiction for 2004

Based on the books that we've reviewed so far this year, the following lists our most recommended reads. These books are selected for their quality of writing, creativity and lasting impression. Most of these books are also recommended for reading groups. So in no particular order...


Lost Souls by Michael Collins

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

The Madonna of Excelsior by Zakes Mda

Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Light on Snow by Anita Shreve

Plain Heathen Mischief by Martin Clark

The Distance Between Us by Masha Hamilton

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Little Children by Tom Perotta

Aloft by Chang-rae Lee

The Half Brother by Lars Christensen

Bandbox by Thomas Mallon

Peyton Amberg by Tama Janowitz

Girls in Trouble by Caroline Leavitt

Shipwreck by Louis Begley

The Double by Jose Saramago

The Hound in the Left-hand Corner
by Giles Waterfield

The Yellow Rain by Julio Llamazares

Links by Nuruddin Farah

The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe

The Master by Colm Toibin


In the Shadow of No Towers by Art Spiegleman

Bitch Creek by William G. Tapply

Tijuana Straits by Kem Nunn

The Narrows by Michael Connelly

The Burglar on the Prowl by Lawrence Block

Sunset and Sawdust by Joe R. Lansdale

Havana World Series by Jose LaTour

The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker

Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley

The Hell Screen by I. J. Parker

War Torn by J. Marks

The Grenadillo Box by Janet Gleeson

Burning Garbo by Rovert Eversz

The Last Goodbye by Reed Arvin

The Prisoner of Vandam Street by Kinky Friedman

Guardian of the Horizon by Elizabeth Peters

From the Ashes by Meghan Brunner



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