Books to Read if You Like The New Yorker: Fiction Podcast

02 Feb 2023

Books to Read if You Like The New Yorker: Fiction Podcast

Do you love The New Yorker: Fiction Podcast and all things fiction? Then you won’t want to miss these amazing new-release literary fiction novels! Check out our latest recommendations from bestselling authors Robert Horton, Ann-Helén Laestadius, M. Darusha Wehm, Anstey Harris, Delia Cai, and Catherine Hokin. Enjoy your new books!

Dr Connie Smythe

by Robert Horton

Release Date: January 26, 2023

Terry Thompson’s wife, Julie-Ann, is everything to him. But his world comes crashing around his ears when she dies giving birth to their daughter. The attending doctor, Dr. Connie Smythe, helps to comfort him afterwards. Little does he know that his wife had plans for him and Dr. Smythe and tried to set them in motion before her death…

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by Ann-Helén Laestadius

Release Date: January 31, 2023

Louise Erdrich meets Jo Nesbø in this spellbinding Swedish novel that follows a young indigenous woman as she struggles to defend her family’s reindeer herd and culture amidst xenophobia, climate change, and a devious hunter whose targeted kills are considered mere theft in the eyes of the law.

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Hamlet, Prince of Robots

by M. Darusha Wehm

Release Date: January 31, 2023

A beat-by-beat retelling of the Shakespeare classic, Hamlet, Prince of Robots grapples with conscience, ambition, and pain, and what it means to be, or not to be, human.

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When I First Held You

by Anstey Harris

Release Date: January 24, 2023

In 1960s Glasgow, anti-nuclear activists Judith and Jimmy fall in love. But their future hopes are dashed when their protestors’ squat is raided and many, including Jimmy, are sent to prison. Pregnant and with no word from Jimmy, Judith is forced to enter an unmarried mothers’ home, give up their baby and learn to live with her grief. More than half a century later, Judith’s tranquillity is shattered when Jimmy—so different and yet somehow the same—reappears, yearning to unpick the painful past.

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Central Places

by Delia Cai

Release Date: January 31, 2023

A young woman’s past and present collide when she brings her white fiancé home to meet her Chinese immigrant parents in this vibrant debut from an exciting new voice in fiction.

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The Girl in the Photo

by Catherine Hokin

Release Date: January 27, 2023

A heart-wrenching novel about love and courage in the face of terrible odds. Fans of The Alice Network, The Nightingale and The Tattooist of Auschwitz will need a box of tissues handy.

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