Literary Fiction Recommendations | August 2021

05 Aug 2021

Literary Fiction Recommendations | August 2021

Have you been searching for your next favorite literary fiction novel? Don’t miss our list of must-read literary fiction books from bestselling authors Melissa Bobe, Gwydhar Gebien, Jimmy Clifton, Ellen Airgood, Charlotte McConaghy, and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi. Enjoy your new books!


Electric Trees

by Melissa Bobe

Release Date: July 9, 2021

A collection of magical realism short stories by accomplished author Melissa Bobe…This book has monsters and murders, elephants and polar bears and wolves, of a kind. It has crappy jobs and happy escapes. It has funerals and hospitals and hope. Its homes are haunted by people haunted by the things they cannot face. Its halls are quiet, its colors are loud, and it will take you on a journey if you’re willing to stay the course. Are you?

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Opening Acts (Enfant Terrible Book 1)

by Gwydhar Gebien

Release Date: June 28, 2021

The first book of the Enfant Terrible Series by Gwydhar Gebien…In a last-ditch effort to revive his career, Damen returns to Chicago on the promise of playing Lollapalooza and his life quickly spirals into a vortex of sex, drugs, rock and roll, colorful language, explicit content, and poor taste. Antagonizing everyone in his path, Damen struggles to reinvent himself and to come to terms with his estranged family as he plummets face-first to rock bottom.

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Powerballs

by Jimmy Clifton

Release Date: May 6, 2021

A humorous adventure from Jimmy Clifton…A cautionary tale if there ever was one about the perils of sudden wealth, and what the almighty dollar can do to a man’s, or woman’s, soul. In the immortal words of Jimmy Clifton: Be careful what you wish for. “A mysterious author delivers the comical tale…a raucous adventure around the globe.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Tin Camp Road

by Ellen Airgood

Release Date: August 3, 2021

An exciting new literary fiction novel from Ellen Airgood…Set against the wide-open beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a wise, big-hearted novel in which a young single mother and her ten-year-old daughter stand up to the trials of rural poverty and find the community they need in order to survive.

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Once There Were Wolves

by Charlotte McConaghy

Release Date: August 3, 2021

From the author of the beloved national bestseller Migrations, a pulse-pounding new novel set in the wild Scottish Highlands…Propulsive and spell-binding, Charlotte McConaghy’s Once There Were Wolves is the unforgettable story of a woman desperate to save the creatures she loves—if she isn’t consumed by a wild that was once her refuge.

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Savage Tongues

by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Release Date: August 3, 2021

A new novel by PEN/Faulkner Award winner Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi…Equal parts Marguerite Duras and Shirley Jackson, Rachel Cusk and Samanta Schweblin, Savage Tongues is a compulsive, unsettling, and bravely observed exploration of violence and eroticism, haunting and healing, and the profound intimacy born of the deepest pain.

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