What are the best fiction books about running?

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    #1Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump is a New York Times Bestseller novel by Winston Groom published in 2002 by Washington Square Press. This book is adapted into an Academy Award-winning film of the same title.

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    Timothy Burton
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Though I love the movie and the book (though not as much), Forrest Gump is a horrible suggestion for a book about running. The bit where Forrest takes up running is just that, a bit, and just as abruptly as he started running, he stopped running. This book is better off as a fun read."
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    #2The Olympian

    The Olympian
    The Olympian is an inspirational fictional drama novel written by Brian Glanville. It was published May 1, 1998 by Cedarwinds Pub Co. It narrates the great bond/relationship between an athlete and his coach.
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    Raymond Olson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I enjoyed the book quite much as it is a unique piece of fiction but it is so easily relatable and so well written. I thought the writing was fresh, the biographical aspects extensive, and the premise interesting."
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    #3Trail of Second Chances

    Trail of Second Chances

    Trail of Second Chances is a fictional, drama and suspense novel written by Paul Duffau. It was published June 22, 2014 by Cruiser Publications. It narrates the event of a girl running from a malignant fire.

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    Jacob Sullivan
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Lots of unexpected twists and turns in this thriller. My brother used to run track and I'd watch him train and push himself to the limit, but the girl in this story is pushing herself to basically stay alive and not to win a contest or medal. I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did, but I'm happy to have discovered it."
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    #4The Longest Fall

    The Longest Fall

    The Longest Fall is an inspirational, drama and fictional novel written by Lee Krinsky. It was published April 9, 2009 by iUniverse. It closely follows the story of the once great Atlantic team in their road to redemption.

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    Johnny Henry
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is a well reviewed fictional book about a runner it looks like. Should be a good fit."
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    #5Once a Runner: A Novel

    Once a Runner: A Novel
    Once a Runner: A Novel is an inspirational fiction novel written by John L. Parker. It was published May 1, 1999 by Scribner. It narrates the life of a person in competitive running.
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    Evelyn Romero
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "this novel is a great read for the topic of fiction . From the reviews it sounds like it would be a great book to read to find out what its like to be a runner and how they train. I would like to read this book soon. "
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    #6Finishing Kick

    Finishing Kick

    Finishing Kick is a teen fiction/ fiction novel written by Paul Duffau. It was published December 3, 2013 by Cruiser Publications. It is about the life of a teenager when we she became the team captain of their school.

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    Diana Rogers
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "My daughters in her first year of track and I thought she might like this. The audio version has a lot of background noise. Very unprofessional."
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    #7On the Road to Find Out: A Novel

    On the Road to Find Out: A Novel

    On the Road to Find Out: A Novel is a teen fiction and drama novel written by Rachel Toor. It was published June 10, 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It narrates the life of a young lady as she learns to confront failure.

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    Carol Scott
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Inspiring story about a girl that learns to confront failure. Everyone should read this story as it teaches a great lesson. At first glance I thought this book was about running, but it was deeper than that. "
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    #8Brewster: A Novel

    Brewster: A Novel

    Brewster: A Novel is a fictional drama novel written by Mark Slouka. It was published May 5, 2014 by W. W. Norton & Company. It follows the life of a young man who turned to Track courses for answers.

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    Dong Zhou
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Brewster is a tale of a track star, if you're a fan of running and or track this will definitely not have a problem keeping your attention, no doubt. "
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    #9Race Across the Sky: A Novel

    Race Across the Sky: A Novel

    Race Across the Sky: A Novel is a fictional drama novel written by Derek Sherman. It was published July 30, 2013 by Plume. It follows Caleb Oberest, an ultramarathon runner, in his journey. 

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    Nancy Rodriguez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Anybody would like this book but for the runners out there it is a must, especially the marathon runners. It gives you a peak of what you are in for."
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    #10Running: A Novel

    Running: A Novel

    Running: A Novel is non-fictional drama novel written by Jean Echenoz. It was published October 27, 2009 by The New Press. It closely follows the story of a post war story of a man, czech runner. 

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    Rose Murray
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Running is a good novel, but it is a non-fictional story. It also has overtones of the post-war era, so it's really about much more than running."
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    #11Resolve

    Resolve

    Resolve is a mystery thriller fiction novel written by J.J. Hensley. This book is about a criminology professor Dr. Cyprus Keller who will uncover the mystery. It is first published in 2013 by The Permanent Press. 

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    Gerardo Valdés
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "has some running in it. not sure if its the best"

Summary

Best What are the best fiction books about running
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Forrest GumpBooks 38 Paid
2The OlympianBooks 35 Paid
3Trail of Second ChancesBooks 33 Paid
4The Longest FallBooks 32 Paid
5Once a Runner: A NovelBooks 29 Paid
6Finishing KickBooks 28 Paid
7On the Road to Find Out: A NovelBooks 26 Paid
8Brewster: A NovelBooks 23 Paid
9Race Across the Sky: A NovelBooks 21 Paid
10Running: A NovelBooks 20 Paid
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