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The Best Books About Incest 

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List of best books about incest, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on incest are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched incest bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about incest. If you're looking for a list of top books on incest then you're in the right place.
 
Everything from Letter to Sister Benedicta to The Kiss: A Memoir is included on this list. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about incest?" after checking out this list.
 
This greatest incest book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these incest books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

Cormac McCarthy and Daniel Handler are among the authors who have written books about Incest in their lifetime.

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Flowers in the Attic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Incest
V. C. Andrews

First Published: 1979-11

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Young adult literature, Novel, Gothic fiction

Original Language: English Language

Flowers in the Attic is a 1979 novel by V.C. Andrews. It is the first book in the Dollanganger Series, and was followed by Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden ...more

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Set in Stone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Linda Newbery

First Published: 2006

Subjects: Identity, History, Great Britain, Incest

Genres (Book): Fiction, Fantasy

Set in Stone is a book written by Linda Newbery.
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Lolita is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

First Published: 1955

Subjects: Literary, Literature, Classics, Drama, Erotica, + more

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Tragicomedy, Fiction, Novel

Original Language: English Language, Russian Language

Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, written in English and published in 1955 in Paris, in 1958 in New York, and in 1959 in London. It was later translated by its Russian-native author into ...more

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A Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Incest
George R. R. Martin

First Published: 1996-08-06

Subjects: Epic film, Literature, Classics

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Political strategy, Fiction, Fantasy

Original Language: English Language

A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of high fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published on August 6, 1996. The novel won ...more
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Watch Your Mouth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Daniel Handler

First Published: 2000-07

Subjects: Incest

Genres (Book): Comedy, Novel

Original Language: English Language

Watch Your Mouth is a novel by the American writer Daniel Handler. It tells the story of the protagonist Joseph's lust-filled college summer he spent with his Jewish girlfriend, Cynthia Glass, ...more
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Brixton Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Alex Wheatle

Subjects: Incest

Genres (Book): Fiction

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How I Live Now is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Meg Rosoff

First Published: 2004-08-05

Subjects: England

Genres (Book): Alternate history, Young adult literature

Original Language: English Language

How I Live Now is a novel by Meg Rosoff, first published in 2004. It received generally positive reviews and won the British Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the American Printz Award for ...more
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Wasteland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Francesca Lia Block

First Published: 2003

Subjects: Incest

Genres (Book): Fiction, Fantasy

Original Language: English Language

Wasteland is a novel written by Francesca Lia Block and published in 2003. The plot details teenager Marina's reaction to her brother's suicide. Through flashbacks, it becomes clear that the ...more
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The Secret Trauma is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Diana E. H. Russell

Subjects: Social science, Human sexuality, Women, Deviance, Family, + more

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The Kiss: A Memoir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Kathryn Harrison

First Published: 1997

Subjects: Relationships, Women, Fathers and Daughters, Family, United States of America, + more

Genres (Book): Memoir

The Kiss: A Memoir is a book by Kathryn Harrison.
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Deerskin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Robin McKinley

First Published: 1993

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Fantasy

Deerskin is a dark fantasy novel by Robin McKinley, first published in 1993. It is based on an old French fairy tale by Charles Perrault called Peau d'âne. It was nominated for the ...more
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The Night My Sister Went... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Carol Plum-Ucci

Subjects: Incest

Genres (Book): Young adult literature

The Night My Sister Went Missing is a book by Carol Plum-Ucci.
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Bee and Jacky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Carolyn Coman

Subjects: Adolescence, Family, Incest

Genres (Book): Children's literature

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Behind closed doors in w... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Diana E. H. Russell

Subjects: Social science, Human sexuality, Deviance, Family, South Africa, + more

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Thereafter Johnnie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Carolivia Herron

Subjects: Incest

Genres (Book): Fiction

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Outer Dark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Cormac McCarthy

First Published: 1968

Subjects: Tennessee, Incest

Genres (Book): Fiction

Outer Dark is the second novel by U.S. writer Cormac McCarthy, published in 1968. The time and setting are nebulous, but can be assumed to be somewhere in the Southern United States, sometime ...more
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Letter to Sister Benedic... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Rose Tremain

Subjects: England, Incest

Genres (Book): Fiction

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The Hanged Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Francesca Lia Block

Subjects: Fathers and Daughters, Family, Death, Incest

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction

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House of secrets is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Lowell Cauffiel

Subjects: Social science, Criminology, Espionage, Ohio, Florida, + more

Genres (Book): True crime

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Emmeline is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Judith Perelman Rossner

Subjects: Incest

Emmeline is a book by Judith Rossner. Published in 1980, Emmeline details the local legend of a woman who becomes ostracized by everyone in her hometown in Maine after a shocking long-held ...more