Adult General Fiction

These general fiction books are new to our shelves in the last 30 days (most recent on top).

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List

Campusland / Scott Johnston.
"Her room sucks. Her closet isn’t big enough for two weeks’-worth of outfits, much less her new Rag & Bone for fall. And there’s nothing worth posting. Cruel. To Lulu Harris—It Girl-in-the-Making—her first year at the ultra-competitive Ivy-like Devon Univ…
Good company : a novel / Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney.
"A warm, incisive new novel about the enduring bonds of marriage and friendship from Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Nest"--Provided by publisher.
Your inner hedgehog / Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh.
"Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld and his colleagues at the University of Regensburg's Institute of Romance Philology pride themselves on their unwavering commitment to intellectual excellence. They know it is their job to protect a certain civiliz…
Your story, my story : a novel / Connie Palmen ; translated by Eileen J. Stevens and Anna Asbury.
"In 1963 Sylvia Plath took her own life in her London flat. Her death was the culmination of a brief, brilliant life lived in the shadow of clinical depression--a condition exacerbated by her tempestuous relationship with mercurial poet Ted Hughes. The en…
The light through the leaves : a novel / Glendy Vanderah.
"In a moment of crisis, Ellis Abbey leaves her daughter, Viola, unattended—for just a few minutes. But when she returns, Viola is gone. A breaking point in an already fractured marriage, Viola’s abduction causes Ellis to disappear as well—into grief, guil…
Gold diggers / Sanjena Sathian.
"A floundering second-generation teenager growing up in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs, Neil Narayan is funny and smart but struggles to bear the weight of expectations of his family and their Asian American enclave. He tries to want their version of succes…
The nine lives of Rose Napolitano / Donna Freitas.
"Rose Napolitano is fighting with her husband, Luke, about prenatal vitamins. She promised she’d take them, but didn’t. He promised before they got married that he’d never want children, but now he’s changed his mind. Their marriage has come to rest on th…
You love me / Caroline Kepnes.
"Joe is done with the cities. He’s done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now, he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe. He gets a job a…
The five wounds : a novel / Kirstin Valdez Quade.
"It’s Holy Week in the small town of Las Penas, New Mexico, and thirty-three-year-old unemployed Amadeo Padilla has been given the part of Jesus in the Good Friday procession. He is preparing feverishly for this role when his fifteen-year-old daughter Ang…
Peaces / Helen Oyeyemi.
"The prize-winning, bestselling author of Gingerbread; Boy, Snow, Bird; and What is Not Yours is Not Yours returns with a vivid and inventive new novel about a couple forever changed by an unusual train voyage. When Otto and Xavier Shin declare their love…
A million reasons why / Jessica Strawser.
"When two strangers are linked by a mail-in DNA test, it’s an answered prayer—that is, for one half sister. For the other, it will dismantle everything she knows to be true. But as they step into the unfamiliar realm of sisterhood, the roles will reverse…
The art of losing / Alice Zeniter ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne.
"A gripping, multigenerational tale of a French Algerian woman, her family's past, and the legacies of colonialism"--Provided by publisher.
No way out / Fern Michaels.
"Ellie Bowman barely remembers the incident that put her into a coma. When she awoke, filled with unease, all she knew for certain was that her boyfriend, Rick, was missing. She knew she needed to get away from her old life and recover in safety. With the…
Goth girls of Banff : stories / John O'Neill.
"John O'Neill's gothic short stories, set in the Canadian Rockies, are haunted by the violence inherent in nature and humans. The mountains are majestic and impassive. The characters are surprising, bent, but also empathetic. Their survival is tenuous. A …
The butterfly effect : a novel / Rachel Mans McKenny.
"Is there such a thing as an anti-social butterfly? If there were, Greta Oto would know about it--and totally relate. An entomologist, Greta far prefers the company of bugs to humans, and that's okay, because people don't seem to like her all that much an…
Those delicious letters / Sandeepa Mukherjee Datta aka The Bong Mom.
"Soon after her fortieth birthday, Shubha starts receiving letters with traditional Bengali recipes from a mysterious lady in Calcutta claiming to be her grandmother. Never one for cooking, but drawn by the nostalgia and lured into the delicious world of …
The ancient hours / Michael Bible.
"In Harmony, North Carolina, the earth is soaked in blood. Lynchings and hangings; mobs and vigilante justice. But all of that is just whispers of history, lost to time. The summer of 2000 was different. Iggy in the Baptist church. Twenty-five people dead…
Float Plan / Rob Hiaasen.
"Will Larkin teaches algebra and has been married 2.92 years (he never rounds off). He has no children, two friends and one dog. His life is perfectly routine until he loses his wife, job, dog, boat and even his freedom all in one spectacularly hard year.…
The river within / Karen Powell.
"It is the summer of 1955. Alexander, Tom and his sister Lennie, discover the body of their childhood friend Danny Masters in the river that runs through Starome, a village on the Richmond estate in North Yorkshire. His death is a mystery. Did he jump, or…
The performance / Claire Thomas.
"Three women at turning points in their lives go to the theater to see a play while wildfires rage in the nearby hills. Margot is a successful, flinty professor on the cusp of retirement, distracted by her fraught relationship with her adult son and her a…
Creatures of passage / Morowa Yejidé.
"Nephthys Kinwell is a taxi driver of sorts in Washington, DC, ferrying passengers in a 1967 Plymouth Belvedere with a ghost in the trunk. Endless rides and alcohol help her manage her grief over the death of her twin brother, Osiris, who was murdered and…
The life of the mind : a novel / Christine Smallwood.
"As an adjunct professor of English with a draining and tedious courseload, Dorothy feels 'like a janitor in the temple who continued to sweep because she had no idea what else to do but who had lost her belief in the essential sanctity of the enterprise.…
Zorrie : a novel / Laird Hunt.
"As a girl, Zorrie Underwood's modest and hardscrabble home county was the only constant in her young life. After losing both her parents, Zorrie moved in with her aunt, whose own death orphaned Zorrie all over again, whose own death orphaned Zorrie all o…
A question mark is half a heart / Sofia Lundberg ; translated by Nichola Smalley.
"How deeply can you love when your heart is full of secrets?...By age 50, Elin Boals has created for herself a perfect life: her wildly successful business as Manhattan’s preeminent fashion photographer is flourishing. Her handsome, patient husband is dev…
The good, the bad, and the dumped : a novel / Jenny Colgan.
After suffering a humiliating broken engagement, Posy tracks down all her exes online to ask them why all her romances have been train wrecks in the new novel from the best-selling author of 500 Miles from You.
Raft of stars : a novel / Andrew J. Graff.
"It’s the summer of 1994 in Claypot, Wisconsin, and the lives of ten-year-old Fischer 'Fish' Branson and Dale 'Bread' Breadwin are shaped by the two fathers they don’t talk about. One night, tired of seeing his best friend bruised and terrorized by his no…
Silence is a sense : a novel / Layla AlAmmar.
"A young woman sits in her apartment, watching the small daily dramas of her neighbors across the way. She is an outsider, a mute voyeur, safe behind her windows, and she sees it all—the sex, the fights, the happy and unhappy families. Journeying from her…
The committed / Viet Thanh Nguyen.
"The astonishing sequel to The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, The Committed follows the "man of two minds" as he comes to Paris as a refugee. There he and his blood brother Bon try to escape their pasts and prepare for their fu…
Brood : a novel / Jackie Polzin.
"Over the course of a single year, our nameless narrator heroically tries to keep her small brood of four chickens alive despite the seemingly endless challenges that caring for another creature entails. From the forty-below nights of a brutal Minnesota w…
The seed keeper : a novel / Diane Wilson.
"Rosalie Iron Wing has grown up in the woods with her father, Ray, a former science teacher who tells her stories of plants, of the stars, of the origins of the Dakota people. Until, one morning, Ray doesn’t return from checking his traps. Told she has no…
The arsonists' city / Hala Alyan.
"A rich family story, a personal look at the legacy of war in the Middle East, and an indelible rendering of how we hold on to the people and places we call home"--Provided by publisher.
Too good to be true / Carola Lovering.
"Skye Starling is overjoyed when her boyfriend, Burke Michaels, proposes after a whirlwind courtship. Though Skye seems to have the world at her fingertips--she's smart, beautiful, and from a well-off family--she's also battled crippling OCD ever since he…
Meant to be / Jude Deveraux.
"Its 1972 and times are changing. In the small farming community of Mason, Kansas, Vera and Kelly Exton are known for their ambitions. Vera is an activist who wants to join her boyfriend in the Peace Corps. But she is doing her duty caring for her widowed…
A matter of life and death / Phillip Margolin.
"In A Matter of Life and Death, an indigent man has been set up for the brutal murder of the wealthy wife of a prominent judge in New York Times bestseller Phillip Margolin's latest legal thriller featuring Robin Lockwood. Joe Lattimore, homeless and tryi…
The little French bridal shop / Jennifer Dupee.
"When Larisa Pearl returns to her small seaside hometown in Massachusetts to manage her beloved great aunt's estate, she's a bit of an emotional mess. She's just lost her job and her boyfriend and she's struggling to cope with her mother's failing health.…
The restoration of Celia Fairchild : a novel / Marie Bostwick.
"Celia Fairchild, known as advice columnist ‘Dear Calpurnia’, has insight into everybody’s problems--except her own. Still bruised by the end of a marriage she thought was her last chance to create a family, Celia receives an unexpected answer to a 'Dear …
Body of stars : a novel / Laura Maylene Walter.
"From debut novelist Laura Maylene Walter, a bold and dazzling exploration of fate and female agency in a world very similar to our own--except that the markings on women's bodies reveal the future"--Provided by publisher.
Are we there yet? / Kathleen West.
"Alice Sullivan, a high-achieving architect and mom of two, is used to being in control. Until life rips the blueprints right out of her hands. While she's always strived for a picture perfect life, Alice's foundation is rocked when she discovers her daug…
Acts of desperation / Megan Nolan.
"In the first scene of this provocative gut-punch of a novel, our unnamed narrator meets a magnetic writer named Ciaran and falls, against her better judgment, completely in his power. After a brief, all-consuming romance he abruptly rejects her, sending …
The ghost variations : one hundred stories / Kevin Brockmeier.
"The author of the acclaimed novel The Brief History of the Dead now gives us one hundred funny, poignant, scary, and thought-provoking ghost stories that explore all aspects of the afterlife. A spirit who appears in a law firm reliving the exact moment s…
Kink : stories / edited by R.O. Kwon & Garth Greenwell.
"Kink is a dynamic anthology of literary fiction that opens an imaginative door into the world of desire. The stories within this collection portray love, desire, BDSM, and sexual kinks in all their glory with a bold new vision. The collection includes wo…
We run the tides : a novel / Vendela Vida.
"Teenage Eulabee and her magnetic best friend, Maria Fabiola, own the streets of Sea Cliff, their foggy oceanside San Francisco neighborhood. They know Sea Cliff’s homes and beaches, its hidden corners and eccentric characters—as well as the upscale all-g…
The hare : a novel / Melanie Finn.
"Raised to be obedient by a stern grandmother in a blue-collar town in Massachusetts, Rosie accepts a scholarship to art school in New York City in the 1980s. One morning at a museum, she meets a worldly man twenty years her senior, with access to the upp…
That old country music : stories / Kevin Barry.
"Stories of rural Ireland in the classic mode: full of love (and sex), melancholy and magic"--Provided by publisher.
Butter honey pig bread : a novel / Francesca Ekwuyasi.
"Believing herself to be an Ogbanje-a spirit that plagues a family with grief by dying repeatedly in childhood and being reborn-Kambirinachi fears the consequences of her defiant decision to stay alive. Her worst fears come true when Kehinde experiences a…
Crosshairs : a novel / Catherine Hernandez.
"Set in a terrifyingly familiar near-future, with massive floods leading to rampant homelessness and devastation, a government-sanctioned regime called The Boots seizes on the opportunity to round up communities of color, the disabled, and the LGBTQ+ into…
The dress shop on King Street : a novel / Ashley Clark.
"Harper Dupree has pinned all her hopes on a future in fashion design. But when it comes crashing down around her, she returns home to Fairhope, Alabama, and to Millie, the woman who first taught her how to sew. As Harper rethinks her own future, long-hid…