Literary Fiction Novels For Your Reading List | March 2020

11 Mar 2020

Literary Fiction Novels For Your Reading List | March 2020

The month of March has had some splendid literary fiction releases, so we thought we would round up some of our favorites so far. You’ll find a new favorite read with these intriguing novels from John DeSimone, Louise Erdrich, Hilary Mantel, James McBride, Gretchen Berg, and Amanda Eyre Ward. Enjoy your new books!


The Road to Delano

by John DeSimone

Release Date: March 10, 2020

High school senior Jack Duncan has dreams of playing college baseball and leaving the political turmoil of Delano behind. Ever since his father’s suspicious death ten years ago, Jack has suspected his mother has been hiding the truth from him. With his family’s property on the verge of a tax sale, Jack drives an old combine into town to sell. But on the road, he encounters an old friend of his father. He has evidence that Jack’s father was murdered.

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The Night Watchman

by Louise Erdrich

Release Date: March 3, 2020

The Night Watchman is based on the life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Endrich’s grandfather, a night watchman that carried the fight against native dispossession from rural North Dakota to Washington D.C. Eldrich has created a fictional world populated with memorable characters that are forced to grapple with the worst and best impulses of human nature.

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The Mirror & the Light

by Hilary Mantel

Release Date: March 10, 2020

The third and final book in the Wolf Hall Trilogy by New York Times Bestselling Author Hilary Mantel… In The Mirror & The Light, Mantel traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy who climbed the heights of power. It is a defining portrait of predator and prey. A contest between present and past, between royal and a common man’s vision.

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Deacon King Kong

by James McBride

Release Date: March 3, 2020

“Cracking…Terrific…Deeply felt, beautifully written, and profoundly humane.”… In September 1969, a cranky old church deacon known only as Sportcoat shuffled into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in South Brooklyn. He then pulls out a .38 and shoots a drug dealer at point-blank range. Deacon King Kong explores the reasons for this act of violence and the consequences that spring from it.

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The Operator

by Gretchen Berg

Release Date: March 10, 2020

Switchboard operator, Vivian Dalton knows the people of Wooster, Ohio better than anyone. Her teenage daughter calls it eavesdropping, Vivian calls it intuition. Vivan and the other women at Bell on East Liberty Street aren’t meant to listen in on conversations, but they do… and they have opinions on what they hear.

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The Jetsetters

by Amanda Eyre Ward

Release Date: March 3, 2020

A Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick… Seventy-year-old Charlotte Perkins has a dream of reuniting her estranged children, so she submits a sexy essay to the Become a Jetsetter contest. She years for the years when her children were young, when she was a single mother who meant everything to them. When she wins the contest, the family packs their baggage and spends ten days traveling on an over-the-top cruise ship called the Splendido Marveloso.

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