Adult General Fiction

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Feast your eyes / Myla Goldberg.
After discovering photography as a teenager through her high school's photo club, Lillian rejects her parents' expectations of college and marriage and moves to New York City in 1955. When a small gallery exhibits partially nude photographs of Lillian and…
Miracle Creek / Angie Kim.
"A literary courtroom thriller about a mother accused of murdering her eight-year-old autistic son"--Provided by publisher.
Under the table : a novel / Stephanie Evanovich.
Suffocating in a dead-end marriage, Midwesterner Zoey Sullivan fled to New York and moved in with her older sister Ruth, a carefree, vivacious beauty with a string of eligible bachelors at her beck and call. Giving herself three months in the city to clea…
Before we were wicked / Eric Jerome Dickey.
"Ken is twenty-one, hurting people for cash to try to pay his way through college, when he lays eyes on Jimi Lee, the woman who will change the course of his entire life. What's meant to be a one-night stand with the Harvard-bound beauty turns into an exp…
Revenge of the lawn ; The abortion ; So the wind won't blow it all away / Richard Brautigan.
A collection of short stories; a story of a librarian and his girlfriend who travel to Tijuana; and a story of a man who recalls his twelfth summer
Rain and other stories / Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M.B. Becker.
"Mia Couto, winner of the Neustadt International Prize, and a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, first became famous as a writer of enchanting short stories. In Rain and Other Stories, one of his most appealing collections, here available in…
Tacoma stories / Richard Wiley.
On St. Patrick's Day in 1968, sixteen people sit in Pat's Tavern, drink green beer, flirt, rib each other, and eventually go home in (mostly) different directions. In the stories that follow, which span 1958 to the present, Richard Wiley pops back into th…
Vacuum in the dark : a novel / Jen Beagin.
"Mona is twenty-six and cleans houses for a living in Taos, New Mexico. She moved there mostly because of a bad boyfriend—a junkie named Mr. Disgusting, long story—and her efforts to restart her life since haven’t exactly gone as planned. For one thing, s…
Legends of the fall / Jim Harrison.
A disgruntled corporate functionary, three brothers and their different fates, and an American pilot struggling with a Mexican crime lord articulate Harrison's vision of twentieth-century man in this trilogy of short novels.
Richard Brautigan's Trout fishing in America ; The pill versus the Springhill mine disaster ; and, In watermelon sugar.
Two novels and a collection of poetry offer a sixties counterculture look at America.
Tending roses / Lisa Wingate.
When Kate and her husband and baby son move to her grandmother's Missouri farm in an effort to influence the grandmother to move to a nursing home, Kate is helped by the discovery of her grandmother's journal.
The book of dreams : a novel / Nina George ; translated by Simon Pare.
Comatose after an act of heroism, Henri Skinner revisits memories of his British youth, while a woman from his past forges an unexpected, profound friendship with Henri's teenage son, Sam.
Two weeks : a novel / Karen Kingsbury.
"From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a heart-wrenching and redemptive new story in the Baxter Family series about a couple desperately waiting to bring their adopted child home and a young mother about to make the biggest decis…
Someone knows / Lisa Scottoline.
Allie Garvey is heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend. Allie is not only grief-stricken, she's full of dread. Because going home means seeing the other two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret. Allie has been haunted for two decade…
Divided loyalties : stories / Nilofar Shidmehr.
"The stories begin in 1978, the year before the Iranian Revolution. In a neighbourhood in Tehran, a group of affluent girls play a Cinderella game with unexpected consequences. In the mid 1980s, women help their husbands and brothers survive war and polit…
All my goodbyes / Mariana Dimópulos ; translated from the Spanish by Alice Whitmore.
A young Argentinian woman feels her identity is in pieces. Diffident, self-critical, wary of commitment, she is condemned, or condemns herself, to repeated acts of departure, from places, parents, and lovers. Then, arriving in the southernmost region of P…
Afternoon of a faun : a novel / James Lasdun.
"When an old flame accuses him of sexual assault in her memoir, expat English journalist Marco Rosedale is brought rapidly and inexorably to the brink of ruin. His reputation and livelihood at stake, Marco confides in a close friend, who finds himself cau…
Miss Julia takes the wheel / Ann B. Ross.
"The delightful new installment of the beloved and New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series When Miss Julia's regular doctor goes on vacation with his wife, leaving a replacement in his stead, Miss Julia is immediately concerned. Never one to miss an …
Lost and wanted / Nell Freudenberger.
"Told from the perspective of a female physicist in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a story that explores the nature of friendship, romantic love, and motherhood"--Provided by publisher.
Beyond the point : a novel / Claire Gibson.
Three female West Point cadets including a nationally ranked point guard, an Army general's faith-driven granddaughter and a rebellious homecoming queen embark on bond-forging military careers on the eve of the September 11 attacks.
The editor : a novel / Steven Rowley.
"From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus comes a funny, poignant, and highly original novel about an author whose relationship with his very famous book editor will change him forever--both as a writer and a son. After years of struggling as …
The forgiving kind / Donna Everhart.
For twelve-year-old Martha "Sonny" Creech, there is no place more beautiful than her family's cotton farm. She, her two brothers, and her parents work hard on their land, but only Sonny loves the rich, dark earth the way her father does. When a tragic acc…
Corregidora / Gayl Jones.
The story of Ursa, a blues singer who is forced to confront the inherited trauma of slavery.
Darling / Rachel Edwards.
A teenage girl clashes with her new stepmother as they struggle for power in the family dynamics -- a struggle that eventually turns deadly.
Something like breathing / Angela Readman.
Its the fifties, and Lorrie is unimpressed when her family moves to the remote Scottish island where her grandad runs a whisky distillery. She befriends Sylvie, the shy girl next door: The slightest smile from Sylvie was a fluffy elephant at the fayre. It…
To keep the sun alive : a novel / Rabeah Ghaffari.
The year is 1979. The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner. In the northeastern city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi-Khanoom, continue to run their ancient family orchard, growing apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries. The day…
Mephisto's waltz : stories / Sergio Pitol ; translated by George Henson.
Selected by the author, each story is a glimpse into the works that first gained Pitol his status as one of the greatest living Mexican writers and showcases the evolution of his unique literary style.
The tinderbox / Beverly Lewis.
"When Sylvia Miller finds the key to an old tinderbox of her father's, her curiosity is piqued. Shocked by the secrets it holds, Sylvia confronts her father. The truth about the tinderbox will forever change not only her own life, but also that of her fam…
The library of lost and found / Phaedra Patrick.
Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people--though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she's invisible. All of th…
Blood oath / Linda Fairstein.
"New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein explores the depths of Manhattan's secretive Rockefeller University in this timely, captivating thriller about the deep--and often deadly--reverberations of past sins. Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper of th…
Deep harbor / Fern Michaels.
When Carol Ann 'CJ' Jansen lost her beloved older brother, Kick, in a boating accident, she came adrift. Kick had taken on the role of caring for his little sister after their parents were killed in a car crash. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ fin…
Supermarket / written and directed by Bobby Hall.
"A stunning debut novel from one of the most creative voices of our generation, Bobby Hall--a.k.a. Logic. Flynn is stuck--depressed, recently dumped, and living at his mom's house. The supermarket was supposed to change all that. An ordinary job, routine…
White elephant : a novel / Julie Langsdorf.
A turf war between neighbors leads to a small-town crisis in this hilarious, addictive, and sharply observant debut novel The White Elephant looms large over the quaint suburban town of Willard Park: a gaudy, newly constructed behemoth of a home, it soars…
Professor Chandra follows his bliss : a novel / Rajeev Balasubramanyam.
"P.R. Chandrasekhar, the celebrated professor of economics at Cambridge, is at a turning point. He has sacrificed his family for his career, but his conservative brand of economics is no longer in fashion, and yet again he has lost the Nobel Prize to a ri…
The old drift : a novel / Namwali Serpell.
On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. Here begins the epic story of a small African nation, told by a mysterious swarm-like chorus that calls itself man'…
Sing to it : new stories / Amy Hempel.
Amy Hempel is a master of the short story. A multiple award winner, Hempel is highly regarded among writers, reviewers, and readers of contemporary fiction. This new collection, her first since her Collected Stories published more than a decade ago, is a …
House on fire : a novel / Bonnie Kistler [MacDougal].
Divorce lawyer Leigh Huyett knows all too well that most second marriages are doomed to fail. But five years in, she and Pete Conley have a perfectly blended family of her children and his. To celebrate their anniversary, they grab some precious moments o…
The new me / Halle Butler.
"Thirty-year-old Millie just can't pull it together. Misanthropic and morose, she spends her days killing time at a thankless temp job until she can return home to her empty apartment, where she oscillates wildly between self-recrimination and mild delusi…
A woman is no man : a novel / Etaf Rum.
Palestine, 1990. Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the suitors her father has chosen for her. Her desires are irrelevant, however—over the course of a week, the naive and dreamy girl finds herself betrothed, then married, and s…
The nine cloud dream / Kim Man-jung ; translated with an introduction and notes by Heinz Insu Fenkl.
"A new translation of Korea's literary masterpiece about a young monk's punishment of reincarnation and his journey through a new life"--Provided by publisher.
Territory of light / Yuko Tsushima ; translated from the Japanese by Geraldine Harcourt.
"From one of the most significant contemporary Japanese writers, a haunting, dazzling novel of loss and rebirth"--Provided by publisher.
Brides in the sky : stories and a novella / Cary Holladay.
"Each of the crystalline worlds Cary Holladay brings us in the short stories and novella that make up Brides in the Sky has sisterhood, in all its urgency and peril, at its heart. In the title story, two women in 1850s Virginia marry brothers who promptly…
Elsewhere, home / Leila Aboulela.
"Since her award-winning debut novel, Minaret, Leila Aboulela has been praised by J.M. Coetzee, Ali Smith, Aminatta Forna, and Anthony Marra among others for her rich and nuanced depictions of Islamic spiritual and political life. Her latest collection, E…
American genius : a comedy / Lynne Tillman ; with an introduction by Lucy Ives.
"A former historian spends time in a residential home, mental institute, artist's colony, or sanitarium, spinning tales of her life and ruminating on her many and varied preoccupations: chair design, textiles, pet deaths, family trauma, a lost brother, th…
Northern lights : a novel / Raymond Strom.
"A stunning debut novel set in the late 1990s as an androgynous youth arrives in small-town Minnesota, searching for the mother who abandoned him as a child. On a clear morning in the summer of 1997, Shane Stephenson arrives in Holm, Minnesota, with only…
Breach of trust / Rachel Dylan.
"When corporate litigator Mia Shaw's colleague is brutally murdered, she vows to make the killer pay. The accused is a friend of Noah Ramirez, who knows something doesn't add up. Can he convince her that the killer is still on the loose--and protect her f…
Sacred cesium ground and Isa's deluge : two novellas of Japan's 3/11 disaster / Kimura Yusuke ; translated by Doug Slaymaker.
"In these two novellas, Kimura Yusuke explores human and animal life in northern Japan after the natural and nuclear disasters of March 11, 2011. Kimura inscribes the 'Triple Disaster' into a rich regional tradition of storytelling, incorporating far-flun…
Friend of my youth / Amit Chaudhuri.
"An intensely personal novel about childhood, memory, and history by one of today's most celebrated authors, now available in the US for the first time. In Friend of My Youth, a novelist named Amit Chaudhuri visits his childhood home of Bombay. The city, …
Such good work : a novel / Johannes Lichtman.
Prompted by his drug addiction and latest dismissal to relocate to 2015 Sweden, creative-writing instructor Jonas Anderson volunteers to teach Swedish to Middle Eastern refugees, including one who challenges his views about making a difference.
The hundred wells of Salaga / Ayesha Harruna Attah.
"Based on true events, a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom in pre-colonial Ghana, told through the eyes of two women born to vastly different fates. Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a …
The military wife : heart of a hero / Laura Trentham.
Harper Lee Wilcox has been marking time in her hometown of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina since her husband, Noah Wilcox’s death, nearly five years earlier. With her son Ben turning five and living at home with her mother, Harper fights a growing restlessness…
The made-up man / Joseph Scapellato.
"A debut novel wherein darkly comedic noir meets psychological suspense when a young man finds himself being used as source material in his uncle's disturbingly personal art project" --Provided by publisher.
The spirit of science fiction / Roberto Bolaño ; translated by Natasha Wimmer.
"Set in Mexico in the 1970s, the novel charts the literary and romantic escapades of two Chilean aspiring writers, employing a range of genres, from epistolary novel to science fiction to satire"--Provided by publisher.
Where reasons end : a novel / Yiyun Li.
"'I had but one delusion, which I held onto with all my willpower: we once gave Nikolai a life of flesh and blood; and I'm doing it over again, this time by words.' In a world created outside of time, Li and the son who died talk about their lives. Deeply…
Trouble no man : a novel / Brian Hart.
"In the America of the near future, Califronia has become a desolate wasteland controlled by violent separtist militias and marked by a lack of water and fuel. In a village outside Reno, Nevada, a middle-aged man visits an undertaker and gathers the ashe…
Once a liar / A.F. Brady.
Manhattan defense attorney Peter Caine worked ruthlessly to become the best at his job. On the surface, he is charming and handsome, but inside he is cold and heartless. He fights without remorse to acquit murderers, pedophiles and rapists. When his forme…
The end of loneliness / Benedict Wells ; translated by Charlotte Collins.
"From internationally bestselling author Benedict Wells, a sweeping, heartbreaking novel of friendship, memory, and the lives we never get to live "[D]azzling storytelling...The End of Loneliness is both affecting and accomplished -- and eternal."--John …
99 nights in Logar / Jamil Jan Kochai.
"A coming-of-age story about one boy's journey across contemporary Afghanistan to find and bring home the family dog, blending the grit and immediacy of voice-driven fiction like We Need New Names with the mythmaking of One Thousand and One Nights. Twelv…
Talk to me / John Kenney.
"From New Yorker writer and Thurber Prize-winning author of Truth in Advertising comes a wry yet tenderhearted father-daughter story that looks at family, marriage, and fame through the lens of a popular TV anchor's public fall from grace" --Provided by p…