Adult General Fiction

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All the things we don't talk about / Amy Feltman.
"Morgan Flowers just wants to hide. Raised by their neurodivergent father, Morgan has grown up haunted by the absence of their mysterious mother Zoe, especially now, as they navigate their gender identity and the turmoil of first love. Their father Julian…
The red arrow / William Brewer.
"When a once promising young writer agrees to ghostwrite a famous particle physicist's memoir, his livelihood is already in jeopardy: plagued by debt after failing to deliver a novel, he's grown distant from his wife--a successful A.I. researcher--and is …
Adult assembly required / Abbi Waxman.
"A young woman moves to Los Angeles to escape her life and discovers she doesn't have to leave all of herself behind to make a fresh start, from USA Today bestselling author Abbi Waxman. When Laura Costello moves to Los Angeles, hoping to finally get away…
Evening hero / Marie Myung-Ok Lee.
"Dr. Yungman Kwak is in the twilight of his life. Every day for the last fifty years, he has brushed his teeth, slipped on his shoes, and headed to Horse Breath’s General Hospital, where, as an obstetrician, he treats the women and babies of the small rur…
Sleepwalk : a novel / Dan Chaon.
"Will Bear, is a man with so many aliases that he simply thinks of himself as the Barely Blur. At fifty years old, he’s been living off the grid for over half his life. He’s never had a real job, never paid taxes, never been in a committed relationship. A…
Four weddings and a baby / Jessie Newton.
"Eloise has been waiting for her dream wedding for months. When the Cove Chronicles calls it 'the wedding of the year' and literally the whole town is invited, she wants everything to be perfect. Burst pipes don't make for perfect wedding dresses, though.…
The summer sand pact / Jessie Newton.
"These five best friends made a Summer Sand Pact as teens and have only kept it once or twice until they reunite decades later and renew their agreement to meet in Five Island Cove every summer. Alice Kelton's marriage is in shambles, and while she's alwa…
The Screwtape letters ; with, Screwtape proposes a toast / C.S. Lewis.
This "religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to 'Our Father Below.'...C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters is...[an] engaging accoun…
Hungry town : a novel / Jason Kapcala.
"One October night in the depressed steel town of Lodi, Ohio, two police officers respond to a call about trespassers in the derelict Lodi Steel machine shop. A chase through the crumbling cathedral of steel columns launches a chain of events that will te…
Lean on me / Serge Joncour ; translated from the French by Jane Aitken and Louise Rogers Lalaurie.
"When a flock of crows invades their shared apartment block, farmer-turned-debt collector Ludovic and fashion designer Aurore speak for the first time. With nothing but the birds in common, the two are destined for separate lives, yet are drawn inexplicab…
Neruda on the park : a novel / Cleyvis Natera.
"An exhilarating debut novel about members of a Dominican family in New York City who take radically different paths when faced with encroaching gentrification, for readers of Such a Fun Age and Dominicana. The Guerreros have lived in Nothar Park, a predo…
Our last days in Barcelona / Chanel Cleeton.
"When Isabel Perez travels to Barcelona to save her sister Beatriz, she discovers a shocking family secret. Barcelona, 1964. Exiled from Cuba after the revolution, Isabel Perez has learned to guard her heart and protect her family at all costs. After Isab…
Razzmatazz : a novel / Christopher Moore.
In 1947 San Francisco, bartender Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin is tasked by club owner Jimmy Vasco to find out who is killing the city's drag kings, while Eddie "Moo Shoes" Shu seeks to save his uncle's opium den from Squid Kid Tang.
City of orange / David Yoon.
"He used to live in a place called California, but how did he wind up here with a head wound and a bottle of pills in his pocket? He navigates his surroundings, one rough shape at a time. Here lies a pipe, there a reed that could be carved into a weapon, …
Either/or / Elif Batuman.
"Selin is the luckiest person in her family: the only one who was born in America and got to go to Harvard. Now it’s sophomore year, 1996, and Selin knows she has to make it count. The first order of business: to figure out the meaning of everything that …
Hidden pictures / Jason Rekulak ; illustrations by Will Staehle and Doogie Horner.
"Fresh out of rehab, Mallory Quinn takes a job in the affluent suburb of Spring Brook, New Jersey as a babysitter for Ted and Caroline Maxwell. She is to look after their five-year-old son, Teddy. Mallory immediately loves this new job. She lives in the M…
You have a friend in 10A / Maggie Shipstead.
"A love triangle plays out over decades on a Montana dude ranch. A hurdler and a gymnast spend a single night together in the Olympic village. Mistakes and mysteries weave an intangible web around an old man’s deathbed in Paris, connecting disparate desti…
At the quiet edge : a novel / Victoria Helen Stone.
"Abandoned by her fugitive ex-husband, Lily Brown is rebuilding her life on the edge of a Kansas town that still feels the sting of his crimes. Lily lies low, managing the isolated storage facility where she lives with her twelve-year-old son, Everett, an…
Notes on your sudden disappearance : a novel / Alison Espach.
"For much of her life, Sally Holt has been mystified by the things her older sister, Kathy, seems to have been born knowing. Kathy has answers for all of Sally’s questions about life, about love, and about Billy Barnes, a rising senior and local basketbal…
The Emma project : a novel / Sonali Dev.
"No one can call Vansh Raje’s life anything but charmed. Handsome—Vogue has declared him California’s hottest single—and rich enough to spend all his time on missions to make the world a better place. Add to that a doting family and a contagiously sunny d…
Beach house summer / Sarah Morgan.
"When Joanna Whitman's famous ex-husband dies in a car accident, she doesn't know what to feel...But when she discovers that the young woman with him in the crash is pregnant, Joanna feels compelled to act...Ashley Blake can't believe it when Joanna...sug…
The other mother : a novel / Rachel M. Harper.
"Raised by a single mother in Miami, Florida, Jenry Castillo, newly arrived at Brown University on a music scholarship, finds himself searching for information about his late father Jasper Patterson, an internationally recognized principal ballet dancer w…
Love marriage : a novel / Monica Ali.
"Yasmin Ghorami is twenty-six, in training to be a doctor (like her Indian-born father) and engaged to the charismatic, upper-class Joe Sangster, whose domineering mother, Helen, is a famous feminist. Though both Yasmin's parents and Joe's mother approve …
Magpie / Elizabeth Day.
When their new lodger, Kate, becomes obsessed with her, her husband, and the baby they are desperately trying to conceive, Marisa must find out who Kate really is before she loses everything she's worked so hard to create--her perfect romance, her perfect…
Liarmouth : a feel-bad romance / John Waters.
"Marsha Sprinkle: Suitcase thief. Scammer. Master of disguise. Dogs and children hate her. Her own family wants her dead. She’s smart, she’s desperate, she’s disturbed, and she’s on the run with a big chip on her shoulder. They call her 'Liarmouth'—until …
Metropolis : a novel / B.A. Shapiro.
"Six people, six secrets, six different backgrounds. They would never have met if not for their connection to the Metropolis Storage Warehouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When someone falls down an elevator shaft at the facility, each becomes caught up i…
Bitter orange tree : a novel / Jokha Alharthi ; translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth.
"Zuhour, an Omani student at a British university, is caught between the past and the present. As she attempts to form friendships and assimilate in Britain, she can’t help but ruminate on the relationships that have been central to her life. Most promine…
Drop dead gorgeous : a novel / Rachel Gibson.
"From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson comes another hilarious and moving fish-out-of-water tale about what happens when a small-town Texas girl is forced to swap bodies with a filthy rich socialite"--Provided by publisher.
Eyes of the Rigel / Roy Jacobsen ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw.
"The long war is over, and Ingrid Barrøy, who we first met as a child herself in The Unseen, leaves the island that bears her name to search for the father of her daughter. Alexander, the Russian captive who survived the sinking of prisoner ship the Rigel…
This time tomorrow / Emma Straub.
"On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible. She likes her job, even if it isn’t exactly the one she expected. She’s happy with her apartment, her romantic status, her independence, and she adores her lifelong best friend. But her father…
The summer place : a novel / Jennifer Weiner.
"When her twenty-two-year-old stepdaughter announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, Sarah Danhauser is shocked. But the wheels are in motion. Headstrong Ruby has already set a date (just three months away!) and spoken to her beloved safta, Sara…
The book woman's daughter : a novel / Kim Michele Richardson.
"In the ruggedness of the beautiful Kentucky mountains, Honey Lovett has always known that the old ways can make a hard life harder. As the daughter of the famed blue-skinned, Troublesome Creek packhorse librarian, Honey and her family have been hiding fr…
Three o'clock in the morning : a novel / Gianrico Carofiglio ; translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis.
"Antonio is a boy on the cusp of adulthood. His father, once a brilliant mathematician, hasn't figured much in his life since the divorce from his mother. But then Antonio is diagnosed with epilepsy and a hope for a cure takes father and son to a doctor i…
Standing her ground : classic short stories by trailblazing women / selection and preface by Harriet Sanders.
A selection of dazzling short stories which celebrates the talent and achievements of nine women writers who, each in their own way, broke new ground through their literary innovation, activism and beliefs.
Summer love : a novel / Nancy Thayer.
"Old secrets come to light when four friends gather on Nantucket for a life-changing reunion in this heartwarming novel of love and self-discovery by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. When four strangers rent bargain-basement rooms in an old…
Remarkably bright creatures : a novel / Shelby Van Pelt.
"After Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she’s been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished …
Such big dreams : a novel / Reema Patel.
" A savvy former street child working at a law office in Mumbai fights for redemption and a chance to live life on her own terms....Rakhi is a twenty-three-year-old haunted by the grisly aftermath of an incident that led to the loss of her best friend ele…
Lucky Turtle : a novel / by Bill Roorbach.
"When privileged white sixteen-year-old Cindra is sent to a reform camp in Montana, she becomes transfixed by Lucky, a mysterious camp employee. As the connection between them grows, Lucky and Cindra become lovers and escape into the Rocky Mountains to cr…
The Emerald tide / Davis Bunn.
Still mourning his wife four years after her death, art history teacher and auction house consultant Derek Gaines teams up with Kelly Reid, the head of gallery operations at Christie's Los Angeles, to track down a stolen painting.
A better class of people : a novel in stories / Robert Lopez.
"In an uncanny, distorted version of New York City, a man rides the subway through the chaos of an ordinary commute. He may have a gun in his pocket. He may be looking for someone—a woman named Esperanza. Between stops, we shuttle back and forth through t…
New to liberty : a novel / Demisty D. Bellinger.
1966: Sissily is driving cross-country with a much older man called Ezzy. On their way to California to begin a life together, he insists on stopping at his family ranch outside Liberty, Kansas to visit his mother, Mrs. Svoboda. 1947: Nella's family relo…
Arab boy delivered : a novel / by Paul Aziz Zarou.
"Michael Haddad, the teenage son of Palestinian immigrants, comes of age during the tumultuous sixties in his family’s neighborhood grocery store in New York City. In 1967 Michael maneuvers through the working-class neighborhood delivering groceries and …
Dreaming of flight : a novel / Catherine Ryan Hyde.
"Never knowing his parents, eleven-year-old Stewie Little and his brother have been raised on a farm by their older sister. Stewie steadfastly tends the chickens left by his beloved late grandmother. And every day Stewie goes door to door selling fresh eg…
The change : a novel / Kirsten Miller.
"In the Long Island oceanfront community of Mattauk, three different women discover that midlife changes bring a whole new type of empowerment . . . After Nessa James’s husband dies and her twin daughters leave for college, she’s left all alone in a trim …
The Homewreckers : a novel / Mary Kay Andrews.
"Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss’s son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she’s passionate about her work, but that’s the only passion in her life. 'Never love so…
One day I shall astonish the world / Nina Stibbe.
"Susan and Norma have been best friends for years, at first thrust together by force of circumstance (a job at The Pin Cushion, a haberdashery shop in 1990s Leicestershire) and then by force of character (neither being particularly inclined to make friend…
Impossible to forget / Imogen Clark.
"Just turned eighteen, Romany is on the cusp of taking her first steps into adulthood when tragedy strikes, and she finds herself suddenly alone without her mother, Angie, the only parent she has ever known. In her final letter, Angie has charged her four…
The hacienda / Isabel Cañas.
"Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, dark secrets, and the woman pulled into their clutches... In the overthrow of the Mexican government, B…
When women were dragons : a novel / Kelly Barnhill.
"Alex Green is a young girl in a world much like ours, except for its most seminal event: the Mass Dragoning of 1955, when hundreds of thousands of ordinary wives and mothers sprouted wings, scales, and talons; left a trail of fiery destruction in their p…
We do what we do in the dark / Michelle Hart.
"Mallory is a freshman in college when she meets the woman. She sees her for the first time at the university’s gym, immediately entranced by this elegant, older person, whom she later learns is married and works at the school. Before long, they begin a c…
Our little world : a novel / Karen Winn.
"From debut author Karen Winn, a powerful and lyrical coming-of-age novel that examines the complicated bond of sisterhood, the corrosive power of envy, and how the traumas of our youths can shape our identities for a lifetime"--Provided by publisher.
Vigil Harbor / Julia Glass.
"A decade in the future, in the historic town of Vigil Harbor, there's been a rash of divorces among the yacht-club set; a marine biologist despairs at the state of the world; a spurned wife is bent on revenge; and the renowned architect Austin Kepner pur…
The Baxters : a prequel / Karen Kingsbury.
"A terrible storm builds in the morning sky over Bloomington, Indiana, as Elizabeth Baxter prepares to celebrate her daughter Kari's wedding to Tim Jacobs. It's supposed to be a happy day, but Elizabeth can't shake a growing sense of dread. Something bad …
Nobody gets out alive : stories / Leigh Newman.
"A collection of stories by the former books editor at Oprah.com about women and girls living the frontier Alaskan lives we associate with men"--Provided by publisher.
Heartbroke : stories / Chelsea Bieker.
A collection of short stories set in California from the author of Godshot include the tales of a woman stealing a baby from a shelter, a phone-sex operator who meets a lavender-eyed cowboy and teenagers playing a dangerous online game.
Sedating Elaine / Dawn Winter.
"Frances was not looking for a relationship when she met Elaine in a bar. She was, in fact, looking to drown her sorrows in a pint or twelve and nurse a broken heart, shattered by the gorgeous, electric Adrienne. But somehow (it involved a steady stream o…
The master craftsman / Kelli Stuart.
"When Ava Laine's dying treasure-hunter father entrusts to her his mission to find a missing Faberge egg, she has no idea how high the stakes will climb--or how her allegiances will be tested. Join the hunt in this lavish, dual-time narrative that plunges…
Blind owl / Sadeq Hedayat ; translated with an introduction by Sassan Tabatabai.
"Written by one of the greatest Iranian writers of the twentieth century, Blind Owl tells a three-part story of a pen-case painter, an isolated narrator with a fragile relationship with time and reality. In part one, he relates his own story in the first …
Panpocalypse : pansexual + pandemic + apocalypse = panpocalypse / Carley Moore.
"It’s early summer in New York City, 2020. The city is largely shut down, and Orpheus—our queer, disabled, poly hero—is lonely, devoid of touch and community. Orpheus manages to buy a bike just before they sell out and takes to the streets looking for Eur…
The seafaring girls / Jessie Newton.
"Jean Shields is devastated when the adoption she and her husband were set to complete falls through. Besides her solid-as-a-rock husband, her only solace is her two dogs, her sewing students, and her new friends in the women's group her mother-in-law has…
The Mayfair bookshop : a novel of Nancy Mitford and the pursuit of happiness / Eliza Knight.
Starting her dream job at the legendary Heywood Hill Bookshop in London, book curator Lucy St. Clair discovers that her history is intertwined with that of Nancy Mitford and finds her life forever changed by this little bookshop, just as Nancy did all tho…
School days : a novel / Jonathan Galassi.
"From the renowned president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, a coming-of-age tale of privilege and hidden sexuality at a New England boys' boarding school. Sam has spent more than half his life at the prestigious Leverett high school, which lies at the hear…
Cover story : a novel / Susan Rigetti.
During a summer internship at ELLE magazine, aspiring writer Lora Ricci strikes up a friendship with contributing editor Cat Wolff, the enigmatic daughter of a clean-energy mogul, who convinces Lora to drop out of NYU and become her ghostwriter.
Animal person : stories / Alexander MacLeod.
"Alexander MacLeod's highly anticipated second collection carries us to the edge and then waits, for just a second, in that pure moment of stillness between desire and action"--Provided by publisher.
The man who sold air in the holy land : stories / Omer Friedlander.
"The poignant, whimsically imaginative stories in Omer Friedlander's debut transport readers to the narrow limestone alleyways of Jerusalem, the desolate beauty of the Negev Desert, and the sprawling orange groves of Jaffa. Across the sharply drawn border…
The new neighbor / Carter Wilson.
"Aidan Marlowe is the superstitious type--he's been playing the same lottery numbers for fifteen years, never hitting the jackpot. Until now. On the day of his wife's funeral. Aidan struggles to cope with these two sudden extremes: instant wealth beyond h…
The return of Faraz Ali / Aamina Ahmad.
"Not since childhood has Faraz returned to the Mohalla, Lahore's infamous walled inner city, where women still pass down the profession of courtesan to their daughters. But he still remembers the day he was abducted from the home he shared with his mother…
I was the president's mistress!! / Miguel Syjuco.
"An unflinching satire about power, corruption, and sex in the Philippines"--Provided by publisher.
At least you have your health / Madi Sinha.
"Behind the chic veneer of a wellness clinic lies a dangerous secret, in this compelling women's fiction novel from the author of The White Coat Diaries. Dr. Maya Rao is a gynecologist trying to balance a busy life. With three young children, a career, an…
A lullaby for witches / Hester Fox.
Accepting a dream job at the Harlowe House estate museum in New England, Augusta Podos discovers a Harlowe daughter who was almost completely removed from the family historical record and digs deeper, awakening a sinister power.
Yesterday / Juan Emar ; translated by Megan McDowell ; with an introduction by Alejandro Zambra.
"In the city of San Agustín de Tango, the banal is hard to tell from the bizarre. In a single day, a man is guillotined for preaching the intellectual pleasures of sex; an ostrich in a zoo, reversing roles, devours a lion; and a man, while urinating, goes…
Little foxes took up matches / Katya Kazbek.
"When Mitya was two years old, he swallowed his grandmother's sewing needle. For his family, it marks the beginning of the end. As he grows, his life mirrors the uncertain future of his country, which is attempting to rebuild itself after the collapse of …
Truth, lies, and Mr. Grey / Shelly Ellis.
"Three women scorned, one wealthy, vengeful bigamist--and killer bad news no one saw coming. In Shelly Ellis' shocking follow-up to 'The Three Mrs. Greys,' a trio of betrayed wives finds that no one can be trusted--definitely not their wealthy, vengeful, …
The town of Babylon : a novel / Alejandro Varela.
"When his father falls ill, Andrés, a professor of public health, returns to his suburban hometown to tend to his father's recovery. Reevaluating his rocky marriage in the wake of his husband's infidelity and with little else to do, he decides to attend h…
Not everybody lives the same way / Jean-Paul Dubois ; translated from the French by David Homel.
"Paul Hansen is in prison. He's been in this prison on the outskirts of Montreal for a couple of years now, sharing a cell with a murderous Hells Angel who often reminds Paul that he could kill him at any moment. What did Paul do to end up here? And why d…
Monarch : a novel / Candice Wuehle.
"After waking up with a strange taste in her mouth and mysterious bruises, former child beauty queen Jessica Clink unwittingly begins an investigation into a nefarious deep state underworld. Equipped with the eccentric education of her father, Dr. Clink (…
How strange a season : fiction / Megan Mayhew Bergman.
"An evocative and engrossing collection of new stories and a novella about women experiencing life's challenges and beauty from the award-winning writer Megan Mayhew Bergman. A recently separated woman fills a huge terrarium with endangered flowers to est…
Welcome to the neighborhood / Lisa Roe.
"After years of struggling to make ends meet, Ginny, a single mom from Queens, falls for a hard-working and loving man, and relishes the idea of moving with her quirky eleven-year-old daughter Harri to his home in an upscale New Jersey suburb. Though she'…
Here lies : a novel / Olivia Clare Friedman.
"Louisiana, 2042. Spurred by the effects of climate change, states have closed graveyards and banned burials, making cremation mandatory and the ashes of loved ones state-owned unless otherwise claimed. In the small town of St. Genevieve, Alma lives alone…
Curfew / Jayne Cowie.
"Imagine a near-future Britain in which women dominate workplaces, public spaces, and government. Where the gender pay gap no longer exists and motherhood opens doors instead of closing them. Where women are no longer afraid to walk home alone, to cross a…
Hammer / Joe Mungo Reed.
"It’s 2013, and much of the world still reels from the global economic collapse. Yet in the auction rooms of London, artworks are selling for record-breaking prices. Seeking a place in this gilded world is Martin, a junior specialist at a prestigious auct…
The impossible us / Sarah Lotz.
"Nick: Failed writer. Failed husband. Dog owner. Bee: Serial dater. Dress maker. Pringles enthusiast. One day, their paths cross over a misdirected email. The connection is instant, electric. They feel like they’ve known each other all their lives. So the…
Mecca / Susan Straight.
"Johnny Frías has California in his blood. A descendant of the state’s Indigenous people and Mexican settlers, he has Southern California’s forgotten towns and canyons in his soul. He spends his days as a highway patrolman pulling over speeders, ignoring …
The fruit thief : or, One-way journey into the interior / Peter Handke ; translated from the German by Krishna Winston.
"On a summer day under a blue sky a man is stung on his foot by a bee. 'The sting signaled that the time had come to set out, to hit the road. Off with you. The hour of departure has arrived.' The man boards a train to Paris, crosses the city by Métro, th…
Small odysseys : Selected Shorts presents 35 new stories / edited by Hannah Tinti ; foreword by Neil Gaiman.
"Small Odysseys sweeps the reader into the landscape of the contemporary short story, featuring never-before-published works by many of our most preeminent authors as well as up-and-coming superstars. On their journey through the book, readers will encoun…
When I sing, mountains dance : a novel / Irene Solà ; translated from the Catalan by Mara Faye Lethem.
"Near a village high in the Pyrenees, Domènec wanders across a ridge, fancying himself more a poet than a farmer, to 'reel off his verses over on this side of the mountain.' He gathers black chanterelles, attends to a troubled cow. And then storm clouds s…
Alcohol, tobacco, and firearms : stories and essays / Tim McLoughlin.
"Tim McLoughlin draws upon his three-decade career in the criminal justice system with his characteristic wit and his fascination with misfits and malfeasance. A lifetime immersed in New York City feeds short stories that evoke a landscape of characters r…
Our eyes at night : a novel / M. Dressler.
"In a climate-ravaged town in the remote Utah desert, a house remodels itself, a cemetery is rearranged, and an ancient valley is suddenly haunted by a glimmering visitor. Called in to 'clean' the unwanted dead, ghost hunter Philip Pratt finds himself in …