Books

Best fiction of 2014

ALONZO FELIX FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

John Freeman’s picks

ALL OUR NAMES

By Dinaw Mengestu

Knopf, 272 pp., $25.95

EUPHORIA

By Lily King

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Atlantic Monthly, 256 pp., $25

THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE STAY

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By Elena Ferrante

Europa, 400 pp., paperback, $18

10:04

By Ben Lerner

Faber & Faber, 256 pp., $25

AN UNTAMED STATE

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By Roxane Gay

Grove/Black Cat, 368 pp., paperback, $16

AN UNNECESSARY WOMAN

By Rabih Alameddine,

Grove, 304 pp., $25

CAN’T AND WON’T

By Lydia Davis

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux,

304 pp., $26

WOLF IN WHITE VAN

By John Darnielle

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,

224 pp., $24

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS

By Marlon James

Riverhead, 704 pp., $28.95

REVIVAL

By Stephen King

Scribner, 405 pp., $30

Laura Collins-Hughes’s picks

ALL MY PUNY SORROWS

By Miriam Toews

McSweeney’s, 330 pp., $24

THE BLAZING WORLD

By Siri Hustvedt

Simon & Schuster, 368 pp., $26

DEAR COMMITTEE MEMBERS

By Julie Schumacher

Doubleday, 192 pp., $22.95

DEPT. OF SPECULATION

By Jenny Offill

Knopf, 192 pp., $22.95

THE DEVIL I KNOW

By Claire Kilroy

Grove/Black Cat, 272 pp., paperback, $16

A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING

By Eimear McBride

Coffee House, 227 pp., $24

HOW TO BUILD A GIRL

By Caitlin Moran

Harper, 352 pp., $26.99

MAN V. NATURE

By Diane Cook

Harper, 272 pp., $25.99

THE SLEEPWALKER’S GUIDE TO DANCING

By Mira Jacob

Random House, 512 pp., $26

WOLF IN WHITE VAN

By John Darnielle

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,

224 pp., $24