There are too many novels published every year to be able to read just the most accomplished ones. Timing is maybe the trickiest element of publishing: An excellent novel can be published the same day Stephen King’s latest is out or the same day another novel with a similar setting is published and a writer’s coverage of his or her book is diminished. Whatever the reason, these are the novels published so far this year that we think deserve a second look. Our list of 2013’s overlooked nonfiction books will be out next Wednesday.
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