6 New Must-Read Literary Fiction Releases

12 Jul 2023

6 New Must-Read Literary Fiction Releases

Are you finally catching up on your TBR list? Don’t worry – we’ve got plenty of new releases to build your list back up! Check out these new literary fiction releases from authors Erica J Whelton, Jenny Colgan, Stephen P. Kiernan, Kate Myers, Lauren Bravo, and Shlomit Miron. Happy reading!

Decoding Us

by Erica J Whelton

Release Date: July 6, 2023

Four middle-aged friends embark on a week-long treasure-hunting girls’ trip as a distraction from the pressures of everyday life, but as it does, life catches up, and they are forced to face their struggles and insecurities. They may or may not find the treasure, but they gain something much more valuable.

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The Summer Skies

by Jenny Colgan

Release Date: July 11, 2023

New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan takes us to the gloriously windswept islands of northern Scotland, where we meet young Morag McGinty, who runs the puddle-jumper flights that serve the islands’ tiny but proudly feisty population.

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The Glass Château

by Stephen P. Kiernan

Release Date: June 20, 2023

Asher lost his family during the war, and in revenge served as an assassin in the Resistance. Burdened by grief and guilt, he wanders through the blasted countryside, stunned by what has become of his life. When he arrives at le Chateau Guerin, all he seeks is a decent meal. Instead, he finds a sanctuary, an oasis despite being filled with people every bit as damaged as him. But they are calming themselves, and recovering inch by inch, by turning sand into glass, and glass into windows for the bombed cathedrals of France.

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by Kate Myers

Release Date: July 4, 2023

Over a summer in sun-drenched Greece, four incompatible women digging into the past may just find the answers to their futures. “Witty and acerbic, Myers’ debut is humorous and sharply written, as if Aubrey Plaza’s April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation decided to write a sun-drenched novel about feminism, friendship, and archeology.” —Booklist

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The Second Chance Store

by Lauren Bravo

Release Date: July 4, 2023

If clothes can get a second chance, why can’t we? Brimming with life, love, and the stories bound up in even the most everyday items, The Second Chance Store is a tale of friendship, loss, and dusting yourself off and starting over—a novel filled with humor and a testament to the enduring power and joy of charity shops.

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Where Orange Blossoms Grow

by Shlomit Miron

Release Date: June 26, 2023

“The truth is magic; everything else is an illusion.” When Nava Greenberg, a retired widow, first meets the aging mentalist Izzy Shapira, she cannot make heads or tails of him. While her life is routine, his is spontaneous and rare. While she lives day-by-day, he lives for every second. He is impulsive, childlike… and mesmerizing. Together with Izzy, Nava slowly leaves the comfort of her “island.”

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