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.

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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