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Fiction generally is a narrative form, in any medium, consisting of people, events, or places that are imaginary—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact. In its most narrow usage, fiction refers to written narratives in prose and often specifically novels, though also novellas and short stories.
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You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
“Every bit as smart, sensitive, funny, and genuine as her phenomenally popular novels,”* a dazzling collection from the New York Times bestselling author of Prep, American Wife, and Eligible *Booklist (starred review) Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her “astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads” (The Washington Post) is showcased like never before.
The Truth According to Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
“Fresh, funny, heartbreaking and real, you will love this novel.” —Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of The Shoemaker’s Wife Full of great big heart and unexpected humor, Ludwig introduces the lovable and wholly original Ginny Moon as she discovers a new meaning of family on her unconventional journey home. Previously published as Ginny Moon. Get ready to fall in love with Ginny Moon: unabashedly unique and daringly adventurous.
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
“I dare you to read this novel and not fall in love with Arthur Truluv. His story will make you laugh and cry, and will show you a love that never ends, and what it means to be truly human.”—Fannie Flagg An emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose the one they love most, only to find second chances where they least expect them “Fans of Meg Wolitzer, Emma Straub, or [Elizabeth] Berg’s previous novels will appreciate the richly complex characters and clear prose.
The Steel Girls by Michelle Rawlins
When war breaks out, friendship will see them through Sheffield, 1939, and the women go to the steelworks to do their bit for the war effort. Housewife Nancy never dreamed she would go to work in the steelworks factory. But when war is declared, husband Bert is called up to serve and she’s conscripted to go to Vickers to make parts for Spitfires and bomb castings. For Betty, it’s a world away from her previous job as a legal secretary and her ambitions to study law at night school.
The Pisces by Melissa Broder
“Bold, virtuosic, addictive, erotic – there is nothing like The Pisces. I have no idea how Broder does it, but I loved every dark and sublime page of it.” —Stephanie Danler, author of Sweetbitter Lucy has been writing her dissertation on Sappho for nine years when she and her boyfriend break up in a dramatic flameout. After she bottoms out in Phoenix, her sister in Los Angeles insists Lucy dog-sit for the summer.
The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu
A “searing debut” about three young women coming of age, experiencing “the absurdities of life and love on the precipice of violence” (Vogue) Yael, Avishag, and Lea grow up together in a tiny, dusty Israeli village, attending a high school made up of caravan classrooms, passing notes to each other to alleviate the universal boredom of teenage life.
The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman
From acclaimed author Ellen Marie Wiseman comes a vivid, daring novel about the devastating power of family secrets—beginning in the poignant, lurid world of a Depression-era traveling circus and coming full circle in the transformative 1950s. On a summer evening in 1931, Lilly Blackwood glimpses circus lights from the grimy window of her attic bedroom. Lilly isn’t allowed to explore the meadows around Blackwood Manor. She’s never even ventured beyond her narrow room.
The Cactus by Sarah Haywood
“Wonderfully funny and astute…. Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will love The Cactus.” —Red magazine In this witty and heartfelt debut, one woman’s unconventional journey to motherhood means learning to embrace the unexpected Even the prickliest cactus has its flower… For Susan Green, messy emotions don’t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life.
The Apes of God by Wyndham Lewis
Tutored by a 60-year-old Albino dilettante, Dan travels through the London art world. He is horrified, confused and bored by the contrived “broadcasts” of the “apes”, a series of pseudo artists who resemble, on the one hand, absurd mechanical dolls, and on the other, specific personages of the era. **
Poland by James A Michener
In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided.
Lost in Paris by Elizabeth Thompson
“A luscious, layered story of inheritance, heartbreak, reinvention, and family. I adored this book.” —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author When a deed to an apartment in Paris turns up in an old attic trunk, an estranged mother and daughter must reunite to uncover the secret life of a family matriarch—perfect for fans of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Beekeeper’s Daughter.
In Watermelon Sugar By Richard Brautigan
Review ‘Delicate, fantastic and very funny…A highly individual style, a fertile, active inventiveness…It’s cool, joyous, lucid and pleasant to read’ Malcolm Bradbury
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
A monumental new novel from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’?
Hangwoman by K.R. Meera
The Grddha Mullick family takes pride in the ancient lineage they trace from four hundred years before Christ. They burst with marvelous tales of hangmen and hangings in which the Grddha Mullicks figure as eyewitnesses to the momentous events that have shaped the history of the subcontinent. In the present day, the youngest member of the family, twenty-two-year-old Chetna, is appointed the first woman executioner in India, assistant and successor to her father Phanibhushan.
Death and a Crocodile by Lisa E. Betz
Sensible women don’t investigate murders, but Livia Aemilia might not have a choice.
Fragile Monsters by Catherine Menon
Mary is a difficult grandmother for Durga to love. She is sharp-tongued and ferocious, with more demons than there are lines on her palms. When Durga visits her in rural Malaysia, she only wants to endure Mary, and the dark memories home brings, for as long as it takes to escape.
A Cage of Bones by Jeffrey Round
First published in England to international acclaim in 1997, Jeffrey Round’s classic novel, A Cage of Bones, now appears in a new edition. “Warden went to the hallway and stood before the mirror. He turned his face this way and that, examining his features as though they belonged to someone else… He could see nothing that would make anyone want him to travel all the way to Italy.
Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies
A romantic, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author 1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband’s death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza’s only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she’s determined to make a name for herself.
Black Dragonfly by Jean Pasley
The year is 1890. Western influences are flooding into Japan. A nomadic Irishman arrives to record this unique culture before it vanishes. In this richly imagined novel, late nineteenth century Japan is brought vividly to life. Based on the remarkable experiences of the Irish writer, Lafcadio Hearn, and drawing on his letters, essays and books, Jean Pasley explores not only Hearn’s stark, lonely childhood in Ireland and his scandalous time in America but also how Japan changed him and how he went on to become one of Japan’s most celebrated and cherished writers.
At the End of the Matinee by Keiichiro Hirano
Bestselling author Keiichiro Hirano offers a timeless ode to love’s fragility and its resilience in this delicate, award-winning novel. Classical guitarist Satoshi Makino has toured the world and is at the height of his career when he first lays eyes on journalist Yoko Komine.