Literary Fiction Books For Your Summer Reading List | 2020

22 Jul 2020

Literary Fiction Books For Your Summer Reading List | 2020

Literary fiction readers are in for a treat thanks to these amazing new literary fiction books hitting stores! Don’t miss our summer reading list recommendations from bestselling authors Sam Harris, Lee Conell, Leigh Stein, Julia Spiro, Maggie O’Farrell, and Barbara Davis. Enjoy!


The Substance of All Things

by Sam Harris

Release Date: July 1, 2020

“Poignant and devastatingly evocative, this story about faith, frauds, fear, and finding peace will win over any fan of heartbreaking and heartwarming 20th-century Americana literature. A mesmerizing novel.”… It tells the story of Theo Dalton, who at six years old, has his hands irreparably damaged in a car accident that also takes his mother’s life. Six years later he meets Frank, a Native American outcast, and learns that he has the ability to heal through his disfigured hands.

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The Party Upstairs

by Lee Conell

Release Date: July 7, 2020

The debut novel from author Lee Connell… Ruby has an odd relationship with privilege. As the daughter of a super, she grew up in the basement of an Upper East Side co-op that gets more gentrified with each passing year. She is not economically privileged in any way, but living in such a wealthy neighborhood brought her certain advantages, even expectations.

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Self Care

by Leigh Stein

Release Date: June 30, 2020

Highbrow, brilliant.”… Maren Gelb is on a company-imposed digital detox after she tweeted something terrible about the President’s daughter. As the COO of Richual, an inclusive online community for women to cultivate the practice of self-care and change the world, it is a PR disaster.

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Someone Else’s Secret

by Julia Spiro

Release Date: July 1, 2020

Lindsay and Georgie have high hopes for their summer at Martha’s Vineyard. In the wake of the recession, Lindsay accepts a job as a nanny for an influential family who may help her land a position in Boston’s exclusive art world. Georgie is the eldest child in that family, is fifteen, and years for his first love.

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Hamnet

by Maggie O’Farrell

Release Date: July 21, 2020

Agnes is an eccentric creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove. She is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon she quickly becomes a fiercely protective mother.

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The Last of the Moon Girls

by Barbara Davis

Release Date: August 1, 2020

The new novel from the bestselling author of When Never Comes… Eight years ago, Lizzy Moon left Moon Girl Farm. She never wanted the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended. She wanted to distance herself from the whispers about her family’s strange legacy.

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