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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.
 
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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
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
Set in Stone is a book written by Linda Newbery.

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Brixton Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Alex Wheatle

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Lolita is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
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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Watch Your Mouth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Daniel Handler
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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Wasteland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Francesca Lia Block
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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A Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Incest
George R. R. Martin
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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How I Live Now is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Meg Rosoff
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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The Night My Sister Went Missi... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Carol Plum-Ucci
The Night My Sister Went Missing is a book by Carol Plum-Ucci.

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The Secret Trauma is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Diana E. H. Russell

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Deerskin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Robin McKinley
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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Thereafter Johnnie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Carolivia Herron

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Outer Dark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Cormac McCarthy
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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Bee and Jacky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Carolyn Coman

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Letter to Sister Benedicta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Incest

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Behind closed doors in white S... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Incest

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Emmeline is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Judith Perelman Rossner
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

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The Kiss: A Memoir is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Kathryn Harrison
The Kiss: A Memoir is a book by Kathryn Harrison.

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The Hanged Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Francesca Lia Block

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House of secrets is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About Incest
Lowell Cauffiel