Most Read This Week In Fiction

Fiction is the telling of stories which are not real. More specifically, fiction is an imaginative form of narrative, one of the four basic rhetorical modes. Although the word fiction is derived from the Latin fingo, fingere, finxi, fictum, "to form, create", works of fiction need not be entirely imaginary and may include real people, places, and events. Fiction may be either written or oral. Although not all fiction is necessarily artistic, fiction is largely perceived as a form of art or entertainment. The ability to create fiction and other artistic works is considered to be a fundamental a ...more

Most Read This Week Tagged "Fiction"

Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23)
Look Alive Twenty-Five (Stephanie Plum, #25)
Dark Sacred Night (Renée Ballard, #2; Harry Bosch, #21; Harry Bosch Universe, #31)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Close to the Bone (Widow's Island, #1)
Daughters of the Lake
A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island, #2)
Pain (Curse of the Gods, #5)
Skyward - Claim the Stars (Skyward, #1)
The Woman in the Window
What Have You Done
Holy Ghost (Virgil Flowers, #11)
Winter in Paradise (Paradise, #1)
A Curve in the Road
River Bodies (Northampton County #1)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
The Christmas Scorpion (Jack Reacher, #22.5)
The Girl in the Letter
Heads You Win
What I've Done (Morgan Dane #4)
A Simple Favor
All We Ever Wanted
The Proposal
Long Road to Mercy (Atlee Pine, #1)
Flight of the Crow (Tony Crow Mystery, #1)
Gail's Family (Icehome, #4)
The Ragged Edge of Night
The Couple Next Door
Bleak Harbor
Small Town Rumors
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)
Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)
This is How It Always Is
Big Little Lies
Dark, Witch & Creamy (Bewitched by Chocolate #1)
Winter Loon
Say You're Sorry (Morgan Dane #1)
Bones Don't Lie (Morgan Dane #3)
Cut and Run
The Girl on the Train
The Birthday (Detective Natalie Ward, #1)
Into the Water
The Moon Sister (The Seven Sisters, #5)
Spilled Milk
Have a Nice Day
An Unwanted Guest
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)
A Killer's Mind (Zoe Bentley Mystery, #1)
Requiem (American Ghost #3)
Sea of Memories
The Memory of You (Sanctuary Sound, #1)
The Outsider
The Beekeeper's Promise
All the Light We Cannot See
Dead Lock (DI Nick Dixon #8)
A Steep Price (Tracy Crosswhite, #6)
Fatal Promise (D.I. Kim Stone, #9)
The Woman in Cabin 10
Evidence of the Affair
Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)
The Art of Inheriting Secrets
Breathless In Love (The Maverick Billionaires, #1)
Silent Victim
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)
The Colors of All the Cattle (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #19)
Sea of Greed (NUMA Files, #16)
The Lost Man
コンビニ人間 [Konbini ningen]
The Nightingale
A Quiet Life In The Country (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #1)
Alaskan Holiday
Justice Redeemed (Darren Street #1)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
In a House of Lies (Inspector Rebus, #22)
The Sleep Tight Motel (Dark Corners collection)
Pieces of Her
The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4)
Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4)
Seconds to Live (Scarlet Falls #3)
Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls, #1)
The Stranger Inside (Strangers #4)
Close to Home (Tracy Crosswhite, #5)
The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency, #2)
Winter Cottage
The Good Daughter
The Husband's Secret
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
For Better and Worse
Deranged (Jessie Cole, #3)
A Stranger in the House
A Picture of Murder (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #4)
The Key
The End of Temperance Dare
Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane #2)
The Rule of One (The Rule of One, #1)

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Author of The Fact of a Body

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir, which will be published by Flatiron Books (Macmillan) in May 2017. It is also forthcoming from publishers internationally. A National Endowment for the Arts fellow and Rona Jaffe Award recipient, she has twice been a fellow at both MacDowell and Yaddo. Her essays appear in The New York Times, Oxford American, Iowa Review, and many other publications, and were recognized “notable” in Best American Essays 2013, 2015, and 2016.

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