7 New and Notable Literary Fiction Novels

25 Aug 2022

7 New and Notable Literary Fiction Novels

Looking for the perfect literary fiction book to read this weekend? We’ve created a curated list of new releases from authors Alice Strathern, Belinda Huijuan Tang, Julia Whelan, and more! Don’t Miss out on these new and notable literary fiction finds.

Kaleidoscope Eyes

by Alice Strathern

Release Date: July 22, 2022

“Excellent, quick read. Well written, fun characters.” Karenth Robinson makes a crucial decision at a young age: choosing a fulfilling professional path. However, after a couple of experiences with frustrating bosses, and chaotic work environments, she starts seeing the world with different eyes. Will she be able to handle new realities?

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A History of Present Illness

by Anna DeForest

Release Date: August 16, 2022

In brilliant, wry, and biting prose, A History of Present Illness is a boldly honest meditation on the body, the hope of healing in the face of total loss, and what it means to be alive.

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A Map for the Missing

by Belinda Huijuan Tang

Release Date: August 9, 2022

An epic, mesmerizing debut novel set against a rapidly changing post–Cultural Revolution China, A Map for the Missing reckons with the costs of pursuing one’s dreams and the lives we leave behind.

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We Are Bone and Earth (A Point in Time collection)

by Esi Edugyan

Release Date: July 28, 2022

In this moving short tale of one girl’s search for her lost brother, award-winning author Esi Edugyan offers a vivid, unique perspective on a lesser-known corner of the West African slave trade.

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Thank You for Listening

by Julia Whelan

Release Date: August 2, 2022

From the author of My Oxford Year, Julia Whelan’s uplifting novel tells the story of a former actress turned successful audiobook narrator—who has lost sight of her dreams after a tragic accident—and her journey of self-discovery, love, and acceptance when she agrees to narrate one last romance novel.

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Properties of Thirst

by Marianne Wiggins

Release Date: August 2, 2022

Fifteen years after the publication of Evidence of Things Unseen, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Marianne Wiggins returns with a novel destined to be an American classic: a sweeping masterwork set during World War II about the meaning of family and the limitations of the American Dream.

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