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Fiction Department

If you’re looking for the largest collection of fiction for adults in the state of Maryland, you’ve come to the right place. The Fiction Department collection includes novels and short stories, best sellers, mystery and suspense, science fiction and fantasy, romance, horror, historical fiction, and foreign language fiction.


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The Collection

The Fiction Department has novels and short stories that include best sellers, mystery and suspense, science fiction and fantasy, romance, horror, and historical fiction. Special collections include a retrospective collection beginning with works originally published from the 17th century with special emphasis on English language novels from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Foreign Fiction

A wide range of foreign fiction is available in the Fiction Department. Selections include foreign language fiction in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Download and browse a PDF list of foreign fiction languages and call numbers.

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