Laura Miller's Picks for Best Books of 2013

by Cristy Meiners, producer

Here are Salon.com’s senior book critic Laura Miller’s selections for the best books of 2013: 

Fiction 

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton

The Flamethrowers,  by Rachel Kushner

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,  by Mohsin Hamid

Nonfiction

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, by George Packer

Paleofantasy, by Marlene Zuk

Wave, by Sonali Deraniyagala