Modern Fiction Definition – What’s the best definition for the modern genre? Books in the modern fiction genre are made up of stories set in modern settings. They have technology and events that are close to or pertain to the current culture of the lives of their main characters in a “today” setting. The modern genre would also include new and struggling social concepts and/or thought processes (such as accepting homosexuals into the military, gay marriage, women’s rights, or abortion).

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modern fiction definition book coverModern Fiction Definition – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the modern fiction genre.

1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

4. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

5. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

7. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

8. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

9. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

10. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

11. Atonement by Ian McEwan

12. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

13. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

14. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

15. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

16. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

17. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

18. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

19. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

20. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

21. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

22. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

23. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

24. Room by Emma Donoghue

25. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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Modern Fiction Definition – Related Book Genres

* Commercial Fiction Definition

* Contemporary Fiction Definition

* Ethnic Fiction Genre

* Family Saga Genre

* Mainstream Fiction Genre

* Period Piece Fiction Genre

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