Adult General Fiction

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The lost girls of Devon : a novel / Barbara O'Neal.
"It's been years since Zoe Fairchild has been to the small Devon village of her birth, but the wounds she suffered there still ache. When she learns that her old friend and grandmother's caretaker has gone missing, Zoe and her fifteen-year-old daughter re…
The Queen's gambit / Walter Tevis.
"Eight-year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in contr…
Hurricane season / Fernanda Melchor ; translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes.
The Witch is dead. And the discovery of her corpse-by a group of children playing near the irrigation canals-propels the whole village into an investigation of how and why this murder occurred. Rumors and suspicions spread. As the novel unfolds in a dazzl…
Siri, who am I? / Sam Tschida.
"Mia might look like a Millennial but she was born yesterday. Emerging from a coma with short-term amnesia after an accident, Mia can’t remember her own name until the Siri assistant on her iPhone provides it. Based on her cool hairstyle (undercut with gl…
Black buck / Mateo Askaripour.
"For fans of Sorry to Bother You and Wolf of Wall Street: a crackling, satirical debut novel about a young black man who accidentally impresses a CEO while serving his Starbucks order, catapulting him into the opportunity of a lifetime-a shot at stardom a…
The wife upstairs / Rachel Hawkins.
"A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, Rachel Hawkins's The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Megan Miranda. Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walk…
Rachel to the rescue / Elinor Lipman
"Rachel Klein is sacked from her job at the White House after she sends an email criticising Donald Trump. As she is escorted off the premises she is hit by a speeding car, driven by what the press will discreetly call ‘a personal friend of the President’…
The fortunate ones / a novel by Ed Tarkington.
"When Charlie Boykin was young, he thought his life with his single mother on the working-class side of Nashville was perfectly fine. But when his mother arranges for him to be admitted as a scholarship student to an elite private school, he is suddenly i…
People like her : a novel / Ellery Lloyd.
"To her adoring fans, Emmy Jackson, aka @the_mamabare, is the honest 'Instamum' who always tells it like it is. To her skeptical husband, a washed-up novelist who knows just how creative Emmy can be with the truth, she is a breadwinning powerhouse chillin…
The charmed wife / Olga Grushin.
"Cinderella married the man of her dreams--the perfect ending she deserved after diligently following all the fairy-tale rules. Yet now, two children and thirteen and a half years later, things have gone badly wrong and her life is far from perfect. One n…
A lie someone told you about yourself / Peter Ho Davies.
"A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself traces the complex consequences of one of the most personal yet public, intimate yet political experiences a family can have: to have a child, and conversely, the decision not to have a child. A first pregnancy is in…
Detransition, baby : a novel / Torrey Peters.
A trans woman, her detransitioned ex, and his cisgender lover build an unconventional family together in the wake of heartbreak and an unplanned pregnancy.
Hades, Argentina / Daniel Loedel.
"A decade after fleeing the violence of Argentina's Dirty War, a man discovers he must grapple with the ghosts of his past. It was the most obvious thing in the world that I'd follow her wherever she went. I always had. In 1976, Tomás Oriilla is a medical…
The push : a novel / Ashley Audrain.
"Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting, supportive mother to her new baby Violet, that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her dau…
Nick : a novel / Michael Farris Smith
"Before Nick Carraway moved to West Egg and into Gatsby’s periphery, he was at the center of a very different story-one taking place along the trenches and deep within the tunnels of World War I. Floundering in the wake of the destruction he witnessed fi…
The woman outside my door / Rachel Ryan.
"All children have imaginary friends, Georgina tells herself. It's perfectly normal, and they all grow out of it in the end. But when her seven-year-old son, Cody, tells her about New Granny, the new friend he's met in the park, Georgina is instantly susp…
Our darkest night : a novel of Italy and the Second World War / Jennifer Robson.
"It is the autumn of 1943, and life is becoming increasingly perilous for Italian Jews like the Mazin family. With Nazi Germany now occupying most of her beloved homeland, and the threat of imprisonment and deportation growing ever more certain, Antonina …
Outlawed : a novel / Anna North.
" In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw. The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy,…
The liar's dictionary : a novel / Eley Williams.
"Mountweazel (n.), the phenomenon of false entries within dictionaries and works of reference. Often used as a safeguard against copyright infringement. In the final year of the nineteenth century, Peter Winceworth is toiling away at the letter S for Swan…
The lies you told / Harriet Tyce.
Sadie Roper returns to London to rebuild her shattered life, but as she navigates the politics at her daughter's exclusive school and resumes her criminal barrister career with a high-profile case, she attracts the attention of unknown enemies.
Big girl, small town : a novel / Michelle Gallen.
"Majella is happiest out of the spotlight, away from her neighbors’ stares and the gossips of the small town in Northern Ireland where she grew up just after the Troubles. She lives a quiet life caring for her alcoholic mother, working in the local chip s…
This time next year / Sophie Cousens.
"Their lives began together, but their worlds couldn’t be more different. After thirty years of missed connections, they’re about to meet again. Minnie Cooper knows two things with certainty: that her New Year’s birthday is unlucky, and that it’s all beca…
The chicken sisters / KJ Dell'Antonia.
"In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi’s and Chicken Frannie’s have spent a century vying to serve up the best fried chicken in the state–and the legendary feud between their respective owners, the Moores and the Pogociellos, has lasted just as long. No o…
Two's company / Jill Mansell.
"Celebrity couple Jack and Cass Mandeville are successful, good-looking, likeable, and famous for having an ideal marriage. On Jack's 40th birthday--a milestone he's been both anticipating and dreading-a stunning, and stunningly intelligent, redhead named…
The wrong family / Tarryn Fisher.
A therapist who would retire in peace after a grim diagnosis overhears a chilling conversation by the seemingly idyllic family living in her house, before taking a daring chance to make things right.
The art of falling : a novel / Danielle McLaughlin.
"Nessa McCormack’s marriage is coming back together again after her husband’s affair. She is excited to be in charge of a retrospective art exhibition for a beloved artist, the renowned late sculptor Robert Locke. But the arrival of two enigmatic outsider…
Neighbors : a novel / Danielle Steel.
"Meredith White was one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. But a personal tragedy cut her acting career short and alienated her from her family. For the last fifteen years, Meredith has been living alone in San Francisco with two trusted caretakers. …
Confessions of a curious bookseller : a novel / Elizabeth Green.
"Without question, Fawn Birchill knows that her used bookstore is the heart of West Philadelphia, a cornerstone of culture for a community that, for the past twenty years, has found the quirkiness absolutely charming. When an amicable young indie booksell…
Ordesa / Manuel Vilas ; translated by Andrea Rosenberg.
"A man at a crossroads in the middle of his life considers the place where he’s from, and where his parents have recently died. In the face of enormous personal tumult, he sits down to write. What follows is an audacious chronicle of his childhood and an …
Before the coffee gets cold : a novel / Toshikazu Kawaguchi ; translated from the Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot.
"If you could go back, who would you want to meet? In a small back alley of Tokyo, there is a café that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. Local legend says that this shop offers something else besides coffee—the ch…
The Amish Christmas gift / Laura V. Hilton.
"Elsie Miller has witnessed--and experienced--Levi Wyse's forgetfulness too many times to count. But even after they broke things off, Elsie never forgot the handsome Amish toymaker or her love for him. So when Levi's sister asks her to help keep him orga…
The best American short stories 2020 / selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Curtis Sittenfeld with Heidi Pitlor ; with an introduction by Curtis Sittenfeld.
Featuring guest editor contributions by the author of "Rodham" and "You Think It, I'll Say It," the latest edition of the respected literary annual collects twenty top-selected short stories from the previous year.
One night two souls went walking / Ellen Cooney.
"A young chaplain at a large medical center fears her 'soul is broken,' though she hasn't subscribed to any formal religion in years-she's far too busy tending to the souls of her patients to do anything about her own. But strange things happen over the c…
Let him go : a novel / Larry Watson.
"Dalton, North Dakota. It’s September 1951: years since George and Margaret Blackledge lost their son when he was thrown from a horse; months since his widow left with their only grandson and married another man. Margaret is resolved to find and retrieve …
An Amish Christmas wedding : four stories / Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, Kathleen Fuller, Vannetta Chapman.
Evergreen Love by Amy Clipston: "Ryan Lapp had promised to marry Lorene Bontrager as soon as he was able to build them a house, but the day never came. Ryan moved away. Five years later, Lorene has settled in to her old maid role, and she’s shocked when h…
A redbird Christmas : a novel / Fannie Flagg.
"Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell lea…
The office of historical corrections : a novella and stories / Danielle Evans.
In "The Office of Historical Corrections, [author Danielle] Evans zooms in on particular moments and relationships in her characters’ lives in a way that allows them to speak to larger issues of race, culture, and history. She introduces us to Black and m…
Inside story :  a novel / by Martin Amis.
"This novel had its birth in the death of Martin Amis’s closest friend, the incomparable Christopher Hitchens, and it is within that profound and sprawling friendship that Inside Story unfurls. From their early days as young magazine staffers in London, r…
One bright Christmas / Katherine Spencer.
"This Christmas the peaceful town of Cape Light shines extra bright. When Lauren Willoughby returns to Cape Light for the holidays, she's hardly feeling festive. Although her family views her as a sharp, successful New York attorney, she's come home to he…
West end girls : a novel / Jenny Colgan.
"They may be twins, but Lizzie and Penny Berry are complete opposites. Penny is the life of the party—loud and outrageous, while quiet and thoughtful Lizzy is often left out of the crowd. The one trait they do share is a longing to do something spectacula…
Missionaries / Phil Klay.
"A group of Colombian soldiers prepares to raid a drug lord’s safe house on the Venezuelan border. They’re watching him with an American-made drone, about to strike using military tactics taught to them by U.S. soldiers who honed their skills to lethal pe…