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

Country place / Ann Petry.
The destructive effect of a summer storm on a Connecticut town is exemplified in a single family when a returned veteran finds that his wife has been unfaithful.
The faraway world : stories / Patricia Engel.
"Two Colombian expats meet as strangers on the rainy streets of New York City, both burdened with traumatic pasts. In Cuba, a woman discovers her deceased brother’s bones have been stolen, and the love of her life returns from Ecuador for a one-night visi…
They're going to love you : a novel / Meg Howrey.
"Throughout her childhood, Carlisle Martin got to see her father, Robert, for only a few precious weeks a year when she visited the brownstone apartment in Greenwich Village he shared with his partner, James. Brilliant but troubled, James gave Carlisle an…
The saturday night sauvignon sisterhood / Gill Sims.
"Claire's family has gone nuclear. Her precious moppets keep calling Childline when she feeds them broccoli, she's utterly Ottolgenghied out at weekends and her darling husband is having an affair with her best friend. The question isn't whether she needs…
Decent people : a novel / De'Shawn Charles Winslow.
"In the still-segregated town of West Mills, North Carolina, in 1976, Marian, Marva, and Lazarus Harmon-three enigmatic siblings-are found shot to death in their home. The people of West Mills- on both sides of the canal that serves as the town's color li…
The survivalists : a novel / Kashana Cauley.
"In the wake of her parents’ death, Aretha, a habitually single Black lawyer, has had only one obsession in life—success—until she falls for Aaron, a coffee entrepreneur. Moving into his Brooklyn brownstone to live along with his Hurricane Sandy-traumatiz…
The placeholder / Lynda Wolters.
Fresh out of boxed wine and romantic prospects, Serenade Kincaid, a middle-aged attorney in Boise, Idaho, enlists the assistance of Zac, a for-sex-only companion, to ease her loneliness. It's all fun and games until he gets married, and she falls ill. Wit…
Think of horses : a novel / Mary Clearman Blew.
"In Think of Horses, Tam Bowen, a romance novelist, returns to Montana and her family's homestead to restart a life amongst neighbors who like to fire automatic weapons, a son who hates her, and the father of that son who may hate her even more"--Provided…
Do what they say or else / Annie Ernaux ; translated by Christopher Beach and Carrie Noland.
"Set in the mid-1970s, Do What They Say or Else tells the story of a fifteen-year-old girl named Anne, who lives with her working-class parents in a small town in Normandy"--Provided by publisher.
Participation : a novel / Anna Moschovakis.
"In the latest novel from Anna Moschovakis, two reading groups, unofficially called Love and Anti-Love, falter amidst political friction and signs of environmental collapse. Participation offers a prescient look at communication in a time of rupture: anon…
The age of goodbyes / Li Zi Shu ; translated by YZ Chin.
"In 1969, in the wake of Malaysia's deadliest race riots, a woman named Du Li An secures her place in society by marrying a gangster; in a parallel narrative, a critic known as the Third Person explores the work of a writer also named Du Li An; in a third…
Solenoid / Mircea Cărtărescu ; translated by Sean Cotter.
"From Mircea Cărtărescu, author of Blinding: an existence (and eventually a cosmos) created by forking paths. Based on Cărtărescu's own experience as a high school teacher, Solenoid begins with the mundane details of a diarist's life and quickly spirals i…
Burntcoat / Sarah Hall.
"In an unnamed British city, the virus is spreading, and like everyone else, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness retreats inside. She isolates herself in her immense studio, Burntcoat, with Halit, the lover she barely knows. As life outside changes irr…
The rebel and the thief / Jan-Philipp Sendker ; translated from the German by Imogen Taylor.
"From the internationally bestselling author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, a moving tale of forbidden love and extraordinary courage in the face of disaster. Eighteen-year-old Niri and his family live a modest but secure life working in the villa of t…
This other Eden : a novel / Paul Harding.
"In 1792, formerly enslaved Benjamin Honey and his Irish wife, Patience, discover an island where they can make a life together. Over a century later, the Honeys’ descendants and a diverse group of neighbors are desperately poor, isolated, and often hungr…
The sense of wonder : a novel / Matthew Salesses.
"An Asian American basketball star walks into a gym. No one recognizes him, but everyone stares anyway. It is the start of a joke but what is the punchline? When Won Lee, the first Asian American in the NBA, stuns the world in a seven-game winning streak,…
Really good, actually : a novel / Monica Heisey.
"Maggie is fine. She’s doing really good, actually. Sure, she’s broke, her graduate thesis on something obscure is going nowhere, and her marriage only lasted 608 days, but at the ripe old age of twenty-nine, Maggie is determined to embrace her new life a…
The fraud squad / Kyla Zhao.
"Crazy Rich Asians meets The Devil Wears Prada in this millennial women's fiction novel by debut author Kyla Zhao about a working class woman who infiltrates Singapore's high society to fulfill her dreams, only to lose herself in the process. For as long …
Liar, dreamer, thief / Maria Dong.
"Katrina Kim may be broke, the black sheep of her family, and slightly unhinged, but she isn’t a stalker. Her obsession with her co-worker, Kurt, is just one of many coping mechanisms—like her constant shape and number rituals, or the way scenes from her …
The shards / Bret Easton Ellis.
"Seventeen-year-old Bret is a senior at the exclusive Buckley prep school when a new student arrives with a mysterious past. Robert Mallory is bright, handsome, charismatic, and shielding a secret from Bret and his friends even as he becomes a part of the…
Please report your bug here : a novel / Josh Riedel.
"A college grad with the six-figure debt to prove it, Ethan Block views San Francisco as the place to be. Yet his job at hot new dating app DateDate is a far cry from what he envisioned. Instead of making the world a better place, he reviews flagged photo…
Who's lying now? / Susan Lewis.
"Jeannie Symonds is an award-winning publisher, spending lockdown with her husband in a house near Keasterly-on-Sea. She seems to have it all: a high-flying career, a happy marriage, a niece she adores. And then one day, she vanishes. Cara Jakes is a new …
The color of family : a novel / Jerry McGill.
"Devon and James Payne are brothers and rivals since childhood. But they share an affinity for sports that brings glory to their Connecticut town and promise for the future. Then they’re in a car accident. Devon is paralyzed for life, while James goes on …
I am the light of this world / a novel by Michael Parker.
"In the early 1970s, in Stovall, Texas, seventeen-year-old Earl—a loner, dreamer, lover of music and words—meets and is quickly infatuated with Tina, the new girl in town. Tina convinces Earl to drive her to see her mother in Austin, where Earl and Tina a…
The splendid ticket : a novel / Bill Cotter.
"Angie Bigelow has won the jackpot: a $324 million lottery ticket. How will she spend the money? Will she share it with the father of her children, dissolute Dean Lee Grandet--even though he's an inveterate gambler she plans on leaving? Angie, the lost so…
The custom of the country / Edith Wharton ; foreword by Sofia Coppola ; introduction by Sarah Blackwood.
"Edith Wharton’s second full-length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class. As she unfolds the story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might …
The best American short stories 2022 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines / by Andrew Sean Greer ; with Heidi Pitlor ; with an introduction by Andrew Sean Greer.
"Andrew Sean Greer...selects twenty stories out of thousands that represent the best examples of the form published the previous year." --publisher's website.
The portrait of a lady / Henry James ; foreword by Brandon Taylor.
"When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does n…
The high price of freeways : stories / Judy Juanita.
"The High Price of Freeways consists of stories, most set in California, that explore the oddity of living in a place where freedom is touted, but its costs are often hidden: abortion, rape, and childbirth form the backdrop for several stories; a pan-sexu…
The deluge / Stephen Markley.
In 2013 California, environmental scientist Tony Pietrus, after receiving a death threat, is linked to a colorful cast of characters, including a brazen young activist who, in the mountains of Wyoming, begins a project that will alter the course of the de…
How it went : thirteen more stories of the Port William membership / Wendell Berry.
These "works explore the memory and imagination of Andy Catlett, one of the well-loved central characters of the Port William saga. From 1932 to 2021, these stories span the length of Andy’s life, from before the outbreak of the Second World War to the th…
What lies in the woods : a novel / Kate Alice Marshall.
"Naomi Shaw used to believe in magic. Twenty-two years ago, she and her two best friends, Cassidy and Olivia, spent the summer roaming the woods, imagining a world of ceremony and wonder. They called it the Goddess Game. The summer ended suddenly when Nao…
Small world : a novel / Laura Zigman.
"A year after her divorce, Joyce is settling into being single again. She likes her job archiving family photos and videos, and she’s developed a secret comforting hobby: trolling the neighborhood social networking site, Small World, for posts that help s…
Schooled : a novel / Ted Fox.
"Jack Parker didn't set out to be a stay-at-home dad, but his professional dreams went up in smoke after he accidentally burned down his office building. Six years later, Jack's got parenting his two kids down cold. Then comes an unwelcome blast from Jack…
Invisible orphans / Jade Moon Le.
"A young kindergarten teacher from Hong Kong and an American expat meet serendipitously on China’s southernmost island of Hainan, a paradise where the boundless sea meets the wide sky. Soon after, young Vivi and Matthew marry and set off to live out their…
Light skin gone to waste : stories / by Toni Ann Johnson.
"In 1962 Philip Arrington, a psychologist with a PhD from Yeshiva, arrives in the small, mostly blue-collar town of Monroe, New York, to rent a house for himself and his new wife. They’re Black, something the man about to show him the house doesn’t know. …
Little : a novel / David Treuer.
"Little is set in the fictional reservation town of Poverty, Minnesota, and tells the story of a boy named little and three generations of his family. Among them is Donovan, rescued as a boy from a car half-buried by snow; Stan, a veteran of the Vietnam w…
The magnificent sons / Justin Myers.
"Two brothers. Two different journeys. The same hope of a magnificent future. At twenty-nine, Jake D'Arcy has finally got his life just right. Job with prospects: check. Steady girlfriend: check. Keeping his exhausting, boisterous family at bay: check. S…
Design flaw : stories / Hugh Sheehy.
"These are tales of seekers, often damaged, who find themselves caught up in skewed realities, facing lurking threats, violent deaths, strange entities, and alienating technologies. Confronted with unsettling circumstances that escalate, the disparate cas…
The blackhouse : a novel / Carole Johnstone.
"A remote village. A deadly secret. An outsider who knows the truth. Robert Reid moved his family to Scotland’s Outer Hebrides in the 1990s, driven by hope, craving safety and community, and hiding a terrible secret. But despite his best efforts to fit i…
Love, Clancy : diary of a good dog / W. Bruce Cameron.
"You've probably never met someone like Clancy. He's keeping a diary, he's falling in love, there are rivals for his affections, he lives with his best friend and his worst enemy--even taken together, these factors are maybe not that unusual, except that …
In the time of our history / Susanne Pari.
"Twelve months after her younger sister Anahita’s death, Mitra Jahani reluctantly returns to her parents’ home in suburban New Jersey to observe the Iranian custom of 'The One Year.' Ana is always in Mitra’s heart, though they chose very different paths. …
Chéri ; and, The end of Chéri / by Colette ; translated from the French by Paul Eprile ; introduced by Judith Thurman.
"The two novels explore the evolving inner lives and the intimate relationship of an unlikely couple: Léa de Lonval, a middle-aged former courtesan, and Fred Peloux, twenty-five years her junior, known as Chéri. The two have been involved for years, and i…
Dark rivers to cross : a novel / Lynne Reeves.
"For two decades, Lena Blackwell has kept her sons at her side, teaching them everything she knows about running their successful river lodge in Northern Maine. But what she really wants is to keep her boys in the dark about their tragic past. Her son Luk…
Crime and punishment / Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated by Constance Garnett ; introduction by Robin Feuer Miller.
"Crime and Punishment is the 19th-century psychological thriller by esteemed Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky. Now 200 years after his birth, we celebrate this bicentennial with a new introduction by Professor Robin Miller, the perfect lead-in to the cele…
Roar : American Master, the oral biography of Roger Orr : a novel / compiled and edited by Bruce Wagner.
"Born in Nashville in 1940 and adopted by a wealthy San Francisco couple, Roger Orr—'Roar'—became an underground stand-up comedian with a cult following while still in his teens, segueing to an acclaimed songwriter in the Sixties. In the decades that foll…
The yellow wallpaper & Herland / Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
The yellow wallpaper: "In The Yellow Wallpaper a woman frantically paces the empty nursery at the top of a secluded mansion. Her husband John, a physician, is of no comfort and she can’t bear to sit with the new baby as his crying makes her much too nervo…
The boy and the dog : a novel / Seishu Hase ; translated from the Japanese by Alison Watts.
"Following a devastating earthquake and tsunami, a young man in Japan finds a stray dog outside a convenience store. The dog’s tag says 'Tamon,' a name evocative of the guardian deity of the north. The man decides to keep Tamon, becoming the first in a se…
Sam : a novel / Allegra Goodman.
"Sam is seven years old and living in Beverley, Massachusetts. She adores her father, though he isn’t around much. Her mother struggles to make ends meet, and never fails to remind Sam that if she studies hard and acts responsibly, adulthood will be easie…
Without a trace : a novel / Danielle Steel.
"Charles Vincent seems to have it all—a beautiful wife, two successful children, and a well-paying career. Yet happiness remains out of reach. He is trapped in a loveless marriage and his job is simply a paycheck. But his life changes forever one night as…
Photographs of madness : inside out / Alec Ivan Fugate
"There exists an apartment that omits a warm and comfortable smell. Many have lived in it. All have gone missing, met a form of madness in that wicked place. Photographs of Madness: Inside Out is a poetically styled flash fiction collection composed of fo…
The housemaid / Freida McFadden.
"'Welcome to the family," Nina Winchester says as I shake her elegant, manicured hand. I smile politely, gazing around the marble hallway. Working here is my last chance to start fresh. I can pretend to be whoever I like. But I'll soon learn that the Winc…
No one left to come looking for you : a novel / Sam Lipsyte.
"Manhattan’s East Village, 1993. Dive bars, DIY music venues, shady weirdos, and hard drugs are plentiful. Crime is high but rent is low, luring hopeful, creative kids from sleepy suburbs around the country. One of these is Jack S., a young New Jersey roc…
Aesthetica / Allie Rowbottom.
"At 19, she was an Instagram celebrity. Now, at 35, she works behind the cosmetic counter at the "black and white store," peddling anti-aging products to women seeking physical and spiritual transformation. She too is seeking rebirth. She's about to under…
Tired people seeing America / Claire Hopple.
"From historical reenactors to water bed owners to professional mermaids, these stories show eccentric characters grappling with the postmodern American landscape and how it affects personal identity." --publisher's website
Don DeLillo : three novels of the 1980s : The Names ; White Noise ; Libra / Don DeLillo ; Mark Osteen, editor.
"Written in Greece and inspired by DeLillo’s travels through the Middle East and India, The Names (1982) follows James Axton, a risk analyst tasked by his corporate clients to assess economic threats from terrorism and other forms of political upheaval. W…
Nausea / Jean-Paul Sartre ; translated from the French by Lloyd Alexander ; foreword by Richard Howard ; introduction by James Wood.
"Nausea is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic, diary form he ruthlessly catalogues his every sensation. His thoughts culminate in a pervasive, overpowering feeling of nausea which 'spr…
Dr. No : a novel / Percival Everett.
Dr. No presents "A brilliant professor of mathematics who goes by Wala Kitu. (Wala, he explains, means 'nothing' in Tagalog, and Kitu is Swahili for 'nothing.') He is an expert on nothing. That is to say, he is an expert, and his area of study is nothing,…
Take it from me : a novel / Jamie Beck.
"Wendy Moore hides her collection of pilfered bric-a-brac from everyone, including her husband. He thinks she licked her kleptomania in therapy more than a decade ago. Therapy did help, as did focusing her attention on motherhood. But now Wendy’s gardenin…
The call-out : a novel in rhyme / by Cat Fitzpatrick.
"Aashvi, Kate, Bette, Keiko, Gaia, and Day are six queer, mostly trans women surviving and thriving in Brooklyn. Visiting all the fixtures of fashionable 21st century queer society—picnics, literary readings, health conferences, drag shows, punk houses, c…
Age of vice / Deepti Kapoor.
"Binge-worthy reading at its best: an addictive, action-packed page-turner of epic proportions about the machinations of one dizzyingly wealthy family in contemporary India and the outsiders who are drawn into their treacherous web"--Provided by publisher…
Ms. Demeanor : a novel / Elinor Lipman.
Jane Morgan is a valued member of her law firm--or was, until a prudish neighbor, binoculars poised, observes her having sex on the roof of her NYC apartment building. Police are summoned, and a punishing judge sentences her to six months of home confinem…
The bandit queens : a novel / Parini Shroff.
"A young Indian woman falsely rumored to have killed her husband finds a way to make her unfortunate reputation surprisingly useful--but complications arise when other village women seek her help offing their husbands--in this provocative, razor-sharp deb…
True love; a story of English domestic life / by Sarah E. Farro.
"Mrs. Brewster is an unhappy woman. A carpenter’s daughter, she spent years in poverty before receiving a sizable inheritance from a distant relative, granting her and her two daughters a minimum of stability for the first time in their lives. Despite thi…
The light pirate / Lily Brooks-Dalton.
"From the author of Good Morning, Midnight comes a hopeful, sweeping story of survival and resilience spanning one extraordinary woman's lifetime as she navigates the uncertainty, brutality, and arresting beauty of a rapidly changing world. Florida as we …
Later / Colette R. Harrell.
"In 1859, Junie Benson was a twelve-year-old genius and enslaved. His older sister, Sari, had her own difficulties, including being auctioned to the highest bidder. She was also beautiful, flighty, and had a repetitive dream about a hazel-eyed white stran…
Check engine and other stories / by Jennifer Companik.
This story collection "is a dive into ten literary short stories that feature both female and male protagonists. The duality in gender roles & expectations, married and unmarried, ghosts and death are but samples of what’s inside. Companik’s depth and lay…
The plague / Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Laura Marris.
"The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation, and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. Each person responds in their own way to the lethal dis…