Overview: New Literary Fiction Novels to Read – First Half of 2015

19 Mar 2015

Look for these new literary books in 2015 to curl up with and escape or a day or two!


Honeydew: Stories

Honeydew: Stories

Edith Pearlman

One of the leading writers for the short story genre, Pearlman’s latest collection is a necessity for any fan of the form (1/6/15)

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The Girl on the Train: A Novel

The Girl on the Train: A Novel

Paula Hawkins

If you were a fan of the movie Gone Girl, critics are saying you’ll love this thriller too (1/13/15)

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Sweetland: A Novel

Sweetland: A Novel

Michael Crummey

Moses Sweetland lives in a dying Newfoundland community that has been bought out by the government to relocate – only Sweetland refuses the offer and whose love of his ancestors’ land is put to the test (1/19/15)

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The Nightingale: A Novel

The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah

World War II aficionados will love this novel based on two sisters in a small French village during the war, dealing with moral ambiguities in a time of great stress and challenges (2/3/15)

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A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel

A Spool of Blue Thread: A novel

Anne Tyler

Follow the Whitshank family from their humble beginnings in the 1920s in Baltimore to the grandchildren continuing the Whitshank legacy in this poignant novel (2/10/15)

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The Harder They Come: A Novel

The Harder They Come

T.C. Boyle

Inspired by a true story, Boyle’s newest book offers deep psychological insights on the American soul (3/31/15)

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God Help the Child: A novel

God Help the Child

Toni Morrison

Coming in April, read Morrison’s first ever novel set in the current time and day and learn how childhood moments can deeply impact an adult’s life (4/21/15)

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The Beautiful Daughters: A Novel

The Beautiful Daughters

Nicole Baart

Two best friends must face reality as their worlds are torn apart by tragedy – but years later, the mystery of Piperhall pulls them back together again, for better or worse (4/28/15)

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