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15 best fiction books of 2013

From Chechnya to New Zealand to Zimbabwe: Much of this year's best fiction took readers around the globe. Here's our list of the 15 fiction titles Monitor critics liked best in 2013.

- Monitor staff

1. 'The Luminaries,' by Eleanor Catton

This sprawling, engrossing 2013 Booker Prize winner is set during New Zealand’s 1866 gold rush. (You can see a full review of "The Luminaries" from the Monitor's website here.)

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