Literary Fiction Recommendations | June 2021

25 Jun 2021

Literary Fiction Recommendations | June 2021

Literary Fiction readers are in for a treat because there are so many amazing new releases to start reading this week. If you need a few recommendations for your reading list, don’t miss the latest from bestselling authors CD Haun, Margaret Rodenberg, Emma Brodie, Nathan Harris, Jenny Colgan, and Kate Hewitt. Enjoy your new books!


In A Time Before

by CD Haun

Release Date: March 1, 2021

A brand new novel from CD Haun…Justice Cory Coffey doesn’t honor his Mamau’s last wish. Instead, Cory decides to live a little with a trip to Italy. In a dream before the trip, he causes two young lovers’ death in an Ancient Arena. Once in Italy, he meets a beautiful woman who offers to show him around her favorite city, Rome, starting the next day. Instead, he ends up in 1st Century Rome.

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Finding Napoleon

by Margaret Rodenberg

Release Date: April 6, 2021

The critically acclaimed novel from Margaret Rodenberg…With its delightful adaptation of Napoleon Bonaparte’s real attempt to write a novel, Finding Napoleon offers a fresh take on Europe’s most powerful man after he’s lost everything. A forgotten woman of history—the audacious Albine de Montholon—narrates their tale of intrigue, love, and betrayal.

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Songs in Ursa Major

by Emma Brodie

Release Date: June 12, 2021

The exciting new novel from author Emma Brodie…A transporting love story of music, stardom, heartbreak, and a gifted young singer-songwriter who must find her own voice—“pure sun-soaked summer fun” (Kate Quinn, bestselling author of The Alice Network). Shot through with the lyrics, the icons, the lore, the adrenaline of the early 70s music scene, Songs in Ursa Major pulses with romantic longing and asks the question so many female artists must face: What are we willing to sacrifice for our dreams?

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The Sweetness of Water

by Nathan Harris

Release Date: June 15, 2021

A critically acclaimed novel from Bestselling Author Nathan Harris…With candor and sympathy, debut novelist Nathan Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in the violent crucible of Reconstruction. Equal parts beauty and terror, as gripping as it is moving, The Sweetness of Water is an epic whose grandeur locates humanity and love amid the most harrowing circumstances.

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Sunrise by the Sea

by Jenny Colgan

Release Date: June 22, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan returns with the fourth book in the Little Beach Street Bakery Series…Marisa Rosso can’t understand why everyone else is getting on with their lives as she still struggles to get over the death of her beloved grandfather, back home in Italy. Everyone loses grandparents, right? Why is she taking it so badly? Retreating further and further from normal life, she moves to the end of the earth—the remote tidal island of Mount Polbearne.

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The Edelweiss Sisters

by Kate Hewitt

Release Date: June 8, 2021

Bestselling Author Kate Hewitt presents a new historical fiction novel…1938, Salzburg. Johanna, Birgit, and Lotte Eder have always lived quiet lives, working in their father’s clockmaking shop and helping their mother in the house. But like many other Austrians, they find it impossible to ignore the changes in the world around them. A powerful story of hope, forbidden love, and incredible courage, about three sisters who will risk everything—even their own lives—as part of the resistance movement in Nazi-occupied Austria.

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