5 New Thought-Provoking Literary Novels

20 Oct 2023

5 New Thought-Provoking Literary Novels

Elevate your reading experience with thought-provoking narratives that linger in the mind long after the last page is turned. Join us in discovering the power of literature to provoke, ponder, and ignite meaningful reflections with these new literary fiction releases.


by Fikret Pajalic

Release Date: October 10, 2023

In this gripping short story collection, Pajalic depicts working-class characters in all their gutsiness and glory. Featuring animals in most stories as a motif for grief and hope, Pajalic alternates between tender stories of survival and the gritty underbelly of Melbourne’s Western suburbs.

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Helipads in Heaven

by Shanti Hershenson

Release Date: October 15, 2023

From the teen author of You Won’t Know Her Name: Enlisted as the first time traveler, famous author Dillon Hershkop is sent to observe herself twenty years in the past. Her only rule is that she mustn’t interact. But faced with the complicated world of her younger self, not disrupting the fabric of space and time proves to be a difficult task.

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The Author

by E.H. Gates

Release Date: October 14, 2023

Ezekiel Gates is a brilliant young writer, haunted by dreams of ghosts, daytime darkness, mysterious poetry, and numbers. Destiny, choice, sin, and redemption interweave with one another as Ezekiel struggles to explain an impossible series of paradoxical coincidences before time runs out. The eclipse is coming…

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They Say He Flies at Night

by Amy Matayo

Release Date: October 3, 2023

Everyone in Silver Bell, Arkansas has heard of Walter Lorry. Rumors have been circulating about the strange old man around town for years. He’s weird. Stooped and odd looking. Always keeps to himself and never speaks to anyone. At one time, he had a wife and kid, but no one has seen them in forever. Then there’s the matter of him sleeping on his front porch every night when there’s a perfectly good bed inside his house. Who in their right mind would do that?hey say dignitaries requested his work at some point in history. They say his work even hangs in museums around the world. They say he has money buried somewhere, maybe even next to his murdered family. They say a lot of things about Mr. Walter Lorry, it’s just that no one knows which things are true. And which things are lies.

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Night Watch

by Jayne Anne Phillips

Release Date: September 19, 2023

From one of our most accomplished novelists, a mesmerizing story about a mother and daughter seeking refuge in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War—and a brilliant portrait of family endurance against all odds.

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