Adult General Fiction

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You are the snake : stories / Juliet Escoria.
"In You Are the Snake, we peer into the life of a community college student, the life of an abusive grandmother is imagined, and a young woman takes up gardening. Escoria’s characters are trying their best, or they aren’t, as they bump against the boundar…
American abductions : a novel / Mauro Javier Cardenas.
"American Abductions opens in a near-future United States whose omnipresence of data-harvesting and algorithms has enabled the mass incarceration and deportation of Latin Americans—regardless of citizenship. After their father is abducted by immigration o…
Craft : stories I wrote for the devil / Ananda Lima.
"At a Halloween party in 1999, a writer slept with the devil. She sees him again and again throughout her life and she writes stories for him about things that are both impossible and true. Lima lures readers into surreal pockets of the United States and…
Parade / Rachel Cusk.
"Midway through his life, the artist G begins to paint upside down. Eventually, he paints his wife upside down. He also makes her ugly. The paintings are a great success. In Paris, a woman is attacked by a stranger in the street. Her attacker flees, but n…
A taste for more / Phyllis R. Dixon.
"From rural Mississippi in the Jim Crow era through the transformative 1970s, this sweeping novel tells the tale of a mother’s sacrifice, relentless ambition, and against-all-odds success. But the one dream she can’t stop chasing may cost her everything .…
Bright objects : a novel / Ruby Todd.
"Sylvia Knight is losing hope that the person who killed her husband will ever face justice. Since the night of the hit-and-run, her world has been shrouded in hazy darkness—until she meets Theo St. John, the discoverer of a rare comet soon to be visible …
All this and more : a novel / Peng Shepherd
"Meek, play-it-safe Marsh has just turned forty-five, and her life is in shambles. Her career is stagnant, her marriage has imploded, and her teenage daughter grows more distant by the day. Marsh is convinced she’s missed her chance at everything—romance,…
Grown women : a novel / Sarai Johnson.
"Erudite Evelyn, her cynical daughter Charlotte, and Charlotte’s optimistic daughter Corinna see the world very differently. Though they love each other deeply, it’s no wonder that their personalities often clash. But their conflicts go deeper than run-of…
The Astrology House : a novel / Carinn Jade.
"A group of wealthy Manhattanites escape to an astrology-themed retreat, where simmering resentments and long-held secrets lead to a shocking death....Margot needs a minute. She’s been working eighty-hour weeks as a newly minted partner at her law firm. S…
A novel summer / Jamie Brenner.
"Author Shelby Archer found inspiration for her first novel while living on the picturesque shores of Provincetown on Cape Cod. When she comes to the town to celebrate her new bestseller, she is expecting a warm homecoming. But instead she is confronted w…
The melancholy of untold history : a novel / Minsoo Kang.
"Famous for his dispelling of the national myth, the Historian understands the power of narrative. He has inspired another young professor to search for her own truths, while trying to understand the way fiction creates fact and how sometimes the past can…
One big happy family / Jamie Day.
"The Precipice is a legendary, family-owned hotel on the rocky coast of Maine. With the recent passing of their father, the Bishop sisters--Iris, Vicki, and Faith--have come for the weekend to claim it. But with a hurricane looming and each of the Bishop …
The lonely hearts trivia night : a novel / Lauren Farnsworth.
"How do you make friends as an adult? That's one question lonely Londoners Bryony, Harry, Jaime, Luke, and Donna would really like the answer to. They tend to do better with questions of a different variety—trivia questions like How did prosecco get its n…
Tongueless / Lau Yee-Wa; translated by Jennifer Feeley.
"Tongueless follows two rival teachers at a secondary school in Hong Kong who are instructed to switch from teaching in Cantonese to Mandarin—or lose their jobs. Apolitical and focusing on surviving and thriving in their professional environment, Wai and …
How it works out / Myriam Lacroix.
"When Myriam and Allison fall in love at a show in a run-down punk house, their relationship begins to unfold through a series of hypotheticals: What if they became mothers by finding a baby in an alley? What if the only cure for Myriam’s depression was A…
End of active service / Matt Young.
"What was it like? It's the only thing anyone wants to know about war--and the last thing Corporal Dean Pusey wants to talk about, at least not with one of these fat and happy civilians crowding the bar. Dean is two months free from the Marine Corps, and …
Pearce oysters : a novel / Joselyn Takacs.
"Diving deep into the bonds of family, culture, class, and industry, the novel elevates the voices of deeply sympathetic characters: Jordan, the reluctant head of his family's storied oyster company; May, his distressed, widowed mother; and Benny, his bea…
The Dunning-Kruger effect : a novel / Andrés Stoopendaal ; translated by Alex Fleming.
"Convinced of his own moral and intellectual superiority, the nameless protagonist...is also paralyzed by self-consciousness. Yet, inspired by Stephen King’s On Writing, he decides to dedicate four hours a day to work on his own novel over the course of o…
Welcome to glorious Tuga : a novel / Francesca Segal.
"Passionate about conservation and fleeing an argument with her mother, newly qualified London vet Charlotte Walker has taken up a fellowship on the tiny South Atlantic island of Tuga de Oro to study the endangered gold coin tortoises in the jungle interi…
Lenny marks gets away with murder:  a novel
"She bikes home from work at exactly 4pm each day, buys the same groceries for the same meals every week, and owns thirty-six copies of The Hobbit (currently arranged by height). The closest thing she has to a friendship is playing Scrabble against an ima…
Tell it to me singing : a novel / Tita Ramírez.
"Monica Campo is pregnant with her first child when, moments before being wheeled into emergency heart surgery, her mother confesses a long-held secret: Monica’s father is not the man who raised her. But when her mother wakes up and begins having delusion…
Humor me / Cat Shook.
"Presley Fry is not amused. She’s been an assistant at the Late Night Show for way too long, she’s adopted a 'business casual' approach to dating to save herself from the embarrassment of seeking genuine connection, and she’s content to let her gregarious…
Recovery road / Christine Feehan.
"Kir 'Master' Vasiliev doesn't care whether he lives or dies. He's a burnt-out shell with no one and nothing but his club. Whatever Torpedo Ink needs, Master will put himself in harm's way time after time. If he doesn't make it back, he's certain everyone…
The god of the woods : a novel / Liz Moore.
"Early morning, August 1975: a camp counselor discovers an empty bunk. Its occupant, Barbara Van Laar, has gone missing. Barbara isn’t just any thirteen-year-old: she’s the daughter of the family that owns the summer camp and employs most of the region’s …
The summer pact : a novel / Emily Giffin
"Four freshmen arrive at college from completely different worlds: Lainey, a California party girl with a flair for drama; Tyson, a brilliant scholar and aspiring lawyer from Washington, D.C.; Summer, an ambitious, recruited athlete from the Midwest; and …
The material : a novel / Camille Bordas.
"Can comedy be taught? Someone, at some point, seemed to think so. The Chicago Stand-Up MFA program has enrolled young comedians for nearly a decade. Its teachers and students all know how bits work—in theory, at least. They know that there’s a line betwe…
If we ever get there : a novel / Laura Barrow.
"When her nineteen-year marriage ends, stay-at-home mom Effie Baker takes the first step into her new life with an extreme makeover. She assumes she’ll wake up with a renewed sense of confidence, not a vision of country music icon Patsy Cline telling her …
Bleak House / Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Nicola Bradbury ; preface by Terry Eagleton.
"As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward o…
The memo : a novel / Rachel Dodes and Lauren Mechling.
"Do you ever feel like your life doesn’t measure up to everyone else’s—and wonder if you just didn’t get the memo helping you make the right choices? Jenny Green dreads her upcoming college reunion. Once top of her class, the thirty-five-year-old finds h…
Mouth : stories / Puloma Ghosh.
"In this debut collection, Puloma Ghosh spins tales of creatures and gore to explore grief, sexuality, and bodily autonomy. Embracing the bizarre and absurd, Mouth stretches reality to reach for truth. "Desiccation" follows a teen figure skater with necro…
The haters / Robyn Harding.
"Camryn Lane is living her dream. After years of struggle and rejection, her first novel has finally been published. Her editor is happy; her teenage daughter is proud; and her boyfriend and friends are all excited for her. She’s on top of the world—until…
Long Island compromise : a novel / Taffy Brodesser-Akner.
"In 1980, a wealthy businessman named Carl Fletcher is kidnapped from his driveway, brutalized, and held for ransom. He is returned to his wife and kids less than a week later, only slightly the worse, and the family moves on with their lives, resuming th…
Cicada summer : a novel / Erica McKeen.
"In the summer of 2020, with a heat wave bearing down and a brood of periodical cicadas climbing into the trees, Husha mourns the recent death of her mother while quarantining with her ailing grandfather, Arthur, at his lakeside cabin in remote Ontario. T…
Ask me again : a novel / Clare Sestanovich.
"At sixteen, Eva meets Jamie by chance. She lives in middle-class south Brooklyn; he comes from the super rich of upper Manhattan. She’s observant, cautious, often insecure; he’s curious, bold, full of mysteries. These two questers are drawn together in a…
The cliffs : a novel / J. Courtney Sullivan.
"On a secluded bluff overlooking the ocean sits a Victorian house, lavender with gingerbread trim, a home that contains a century’s worth of secrets. By the time Jane Flanagan discovers the house as a teenager, it has long been abandoned. The place is an …
Shadow girls / Carol Birch.
"Manchester, 1960s. Sally, a cynical fifteen-year-old schoolgirl, is much too clever for her own good. When partnered with her best friend, Pamela – a mouthy girl who no-one else much likes – Sally is unable to resist the temptation of rebellion. The pair…
Sons, daughters : a novel / Ivana Bodrožić ; translated by Ellen Elias-Bursać.
"A daughter is paralyzed after a car crash, left without the ability to speak, trapped in a hospital bed, unable to move anything but her eyes. Although she is immobilized, her mind reels, moving through time, her memories a salve and a burden. A son is s…
Lies make perfect / Ellie Banks.
"For popular true crime author Margo Box, the past six months have been a waking nightmare. Ever since her five-year-old daughter, Poppy, vanished—abducted by her own father—Margo has tortured herself the way only a mother could: with unrelenting blame. H…
"Jess Goldberg decides to come out as a butch in the bars and factories of the prefeminist '60s and then to pass as a man in order to survive when she is left without work or a community in the early '70s"--Provided by publisher.
The same bright stars : a novel / Ethan Joella.
"Three generations of Schmidts have run their family's beachfront restaurant and Jack has been at the helm since the death of his father. Jack puts the demands of the restaurant above all else, with a string of failed relationships, no hobbies, and no day…
This great hemisphere : a novel / Mateo Askaripour.
"Despite the odds, Sweetmint, a young invisible woman, has done everything right her entire life—school, university, and now a highly sought-after apprenticeship with the Northwestern Hemisphere’s premier inventor, a non-invisible man belonging to the Dom…
Evenings and weekends / Oisin McKenna.
"Summer in London stops for no-one. Not the half-naked boozers, stoners, and cruisers, the hen parties glugging from bejewelled bottles, the drag queens puffing on hurried fags. It's June 2019, and everyone has converged on the city's parks, beer gardens …
Big in Sweden : a novel / Sally Franson.
"Paulie Johansson has never put much stock in the idea of family: she has her long-term boyfriend Declan and beloved best friend Jemma, and that’s more than enough for her. Yet one night on a lark, she lets Jemma convince her to audition for Sverige och M…
Anyone's ghost : a novel / August Thompson.
"It took three car crashes to kill Jake. Theron David Alden is there for the first two: the summer they meet in rural New Hampshire, when he’s fifteen and anxious, and Jake’s seventeen and a natural; then six years later in New York City, those too-short,…
The afterlife of Mal Caldera / Nadi Reed Perez.
"Mal Caldera--former rockstar, retired wild-child and excommunicated black sheep of her Catholic family--is dead. Not that she cares. She only feels bad that her younger sister, Cris, has been left to pick up the pieces Mal left behind. While her fellow g…
The knockout artist / Harry Crews ; foreword by S.A. Cosby.
"A favorite of longtime Harry Crews fans, The Knockout Artist (1988) portrays Eugene Talmadge Biggs, a young boxer from rural Georgia whose champion rise is diverted by a vulnerability, or gift, for knocking himself unconscious. As he begins to exploit hi…
Beautiful days : stories / Zach Williams.
"From New Yorker and Paris Review contributor and Wallace Stegner Fellow Zach Williams comes a...debut story collection that confronts parenthood, mortality, and life's broken promises. Parents awaken in a home in the woods, again and again, to find thems…
Tehrangeles : a novel / Porochista Khakpour.
"From the critically-acclaimed novelist and essayist, the hilarious, heartwarming story of the Milanis--an Iranian American family who live in wealth and whose recent foray into the spotlight will force them to divulge long-kept family secrets and bring t…
Caledonian Road : a novel / Andrew O'Hagan.
A biting portrait of British class, politics, and money told through five interconnected families and their rising--and declining--fortunes. Campbell Flynn, art historian, professor, and ̊fted fixture of the literati, always knew that when his life came c…
The devil you know / a novel by Freida McFadden.
"Dr. Jane McGill is in heaven. She’s got a great job at a VA Hospital, an adorable daughter, and a loving husband. Granted, it would be wonderful if her preschooler wouldn’t wake her up at three in the morning, and it would be a miracle if her husband wou…
The devil wears scrubs / by Freida McFadden.
"Newly minted doctor Jane McGill is in hell. Not literally, of course. But between her drug addict patients, sleepless nights on call, and battling wits with the sadistic yet charming Sexy Surgeon, Jane can't imagine an afterlife much worse than her first…
Baby city / a novel by Freida McFadden & Kelley Stoddard.
"There are only three things in this world that are certain: death, taxes, and babies. Nobody knows this truth better than Emily McCoy, a third year resident working in Baby City, the affectionate nickname for the busy Labor and Delivery unit at a New Yor…
My immortal / Tara Gilesbie.
"My Immortal is the most famous, notoriously bad fan fiction ever written. Based very loosely in the Harry Potter universe and featuring the blatant Mary-Sue protagonist Ebony (or often times 'Enoby'), it reads like a detailed list of everything a fanfic …
The mistake : a novel / Joanne DeMaio.
"Mistakes. Everyone in the New England beach town of Stony Point has made one. Some mistakes are as big as the blue depths of Long Island Sound. Others, as small as a speck of sand. Some mistakes make their presence known, like the call of the gulls feedi…
Klara's truth : a novel / Susan Weissbach Friedman.
"It is May 2014, and Dr. Klara Lieberman—forty-nine, single, professor of archaeology at a small liberal arts college in Maine, a contained person living a contained life—has just received a letter from her estranged mother, Bessie, that will dramatically…
The year of what if / Phaedra Patrick.
"On the verge of her second marriage, Carla Carter knows she’s finally found the one. She and her fiancé, Tom, met through Logical Love, a dating agency she founded for the pragmatically minded, and she’s confident that, together, they will dispel an old …
Curveball : a novel / Eric Goodman.
"Jess Singer, pitching prodigy and son of the infamous Jewish Joe Singer—who starred on the mound for the same MLB team twenty-five years earlier—is blessed with a plus-plus curveball, possesses immense athletic abilities, and is on the fast-track to star…
The Phoenix ballroom : a novel / Ruth Hogan.
"For fifty years, Venetia Hargreaves’s world revolved around her husband. She built their life around his big career, with dinner on the table at six, a lovely home, and a dutiful son just as business-minded as his father. Now Venetia’s a wealthy widow le…
The Townsend family recipe for disaster / Shauna Robinson.
"Mae Townsend has always dreamed of connecting with her estranged Black family in the South. She grew up picturing relatives who looked like her, crowded dinner tables, bustling kitchens. And, of course, the Townsend family barbecue, the tradition that ke…
The sisters K : a novel / Maureen Sun.
"After years of estrangement, Minah, Sarah, and Esther have been forced together again. Called to their father’s deathbed, the sisters must confront a man little changed by the fact of his mortality. Vicious and pathetic in equal measure, Eugene Kim wants…
The Met gala ; & Tales of saints and seekers : two novellas / Bruce Wagner ; illustrated by Matt Mahurin.
"The Met Gala follows a prominent family of influencers and would-be philanthropic socialites in the Hollywood hills as they spiral ever further away from reality. Candida is a young actress who sleeps with the 'unhoused'—the ultimate charitable act—and h…
Edison / Pallavi Sharma Dixit.
"Prem Kumar is the wayward youngest son of a titan of New Delhi industry. Obsessed with Indian movies—what the world comes to know as Bollywood—and uninterested in his father’s business empire, he runs away to America hoping to make a smash hit film. Arri…
Nice work, Nora November / Julia London.
"Nora November is alive—but she wasn't always. She was once clinically dead, having spent several minutes under water after a terrible surfing accident she doesn't remember. What she does remember from her time in a coma is her grandfather, who passed awa…
Blessings : a novel / Chukwuebuka Ibeh.
"Moonlight meets Purple Hibiscus in this gay coming-of-age novel from an astonishing young talent, set in post-military Nigeria and culminating in the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act of 2014. Obiefuna has always been the black sheep of his family--sensi…
Soldier sailor : a novel / Claire Kilroy.
"Claire Kilroy takes readers deep inside the early days of motherhood. Exploring the clash of fierce love with a seismic shift in identity, Kilroy conjures the raw, tumultuous emotions of a new mother, as her marriage strains and she struggles with questi…
Alaska : a novel / James A. Michener.
"In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together …
The seaside sisters / Pamela Kelley.
"Brooklyn-based Hannah is a bestselling author struggling to write her second book after personal losses. Her older sister, Sara, still lives in Chatham, Cape Cod, where they grew up, and is married with four children. Once a dedicated librarian, Sara dre…
Godwin / Joseph O'Neill.
Mark, a millennial technical writer who lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Sushila, and their toddler daughter, grew up a world apart from his much younger half-brother Geoff. Raised in the UK by the mother who deserted Mark when she divorced his dad and …
God bless you, Otis Spunkmeyer / Joseph Earl Thomas.
"After a deployment in the Iraq War dually defined by threat and interminable mundanity, Joseph Thomas is fighting to find his footing. Now a doctoral student at The University, and an EMS worker at the hospital in North Philly, he encounters round the cl…
The future was color : a novel / Patrick Nathan.
"As a Hungarian immigrant working as a studio hack writing monster movies in 1950s Hollywood, George Curtis must navigate the McCarthy-era studio system filled with possible communists and spies, the life of closeted men along Sunset Boulevard, and the in…
15 summers later : a novel / Raeanne Thayne.
"Ava Howell seemed to have it all. She moved away from Emerald Creek, Idaho, married the love of her life and published a bestselling memoir. But she never expected that her husband would feel so betrayed by a secret from her past—the truth of what happen…
How the light gets in : a novel / Joyce Maynard.
"Following the death of her former husband, Cam, fifty-four-year-old Eleanor has moved back to the New Hampshire farm where they raised three children to care for their brain-injured son, Toby, now an adult. Toby’s older brother, Al, is married and living…
A happier life : a novel / Kristy Woodson Harvey.
"The historic houses in the seaside town of Beaufort, North Carolina, have held the secrets of their inhabitants for centuries. One of the most enduring refuses to be washed away by the tide: What happened to Rebecca and Townsend Saint James on that fatef…
Resurrection : a novel / Danielle Steel.
"Darcy Gray is a successful influencer with her blog, The Gray Zone, trusted by more than a million followers for her integrity and taste. At forty-two, she has the life she wants in many ways. Darcy and her husband, department store magnate Charles Gray,…
Bear : a novel / Julia Phillips.
"Sam and Elena dream of another life. On the island off the coast of Washington where they were born and raised, they and their mother struggle to survive. Sam works on the ferry that delivers wealthy mainlanders to their vacation homes while Elena barten…
The world after Alice : a novel / Lauren Aliza Green.
"When Morgan and Benji invite their families to their wedding in Maine, they know the news will come as a shock after keeping their relationship secret. Twelve years have passed since the stunning loss of Benji's sixteen-year-old sister Alice, who was als…
Under the neomoon / Wolfgang Hilbig ; translated from German by Isabel Fargo Cole.
"An abandoned construction site. Glowering pits and furnaces. A lone man in a bungalow....[This short story collection presents] Hilbig’s persistent fixations—factory pits, rampant nature, and split identities." --publisher's website
A horse at the window / Spencer Gordon.
"Borrowing stylistic elements from the prose poem, faux memoir, online diatribe, and philosophical investigation, the twenty-five dramatic monologues in Spencer Gordon’s genre-bending collection shine a light on the anxious, self-directed gaze that define…
Kiss the undertow : a novel / Marie-Hélène Larochelle ; translated by Michelle Winters.
"The water slurps my shoulders, torso, and back in a big, wet kiss, bending my image into an ironic clone of the truth. I bow to its dominance and let it break me open. The water alone will have me. Watched obsessively by her guru-like coach, a nameless …
The grandest garden : a novel / Gina L. Carroll.
"Bella Fontaine is on her own. Fresh out of college and with the winnings from her first international photography competition, she decides to leave Los Angeles to forge a new life in New York City. But will she be able to overcome the trauma of her child…