Literary Fiction Gifts for Book Lovers

14 Nov 2015

People who adore the written word typically find a lot to love in literary fiction. Beautiful prose, captivating storylines, and compelling characters are music to the ears of book lovers. If you know someone whose best friends are fictional and who always has her nose in a book, this is the set of recommendations for you. All of these brand new books are handpicked by the book insiders at NewInBooks and make fantastic gifts for book lovers.

Literary Fiction Gifts for Book Lovers in 2015

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The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom, acclaimed author of Tuesdays with Morrie, is back with this new release about the magic of music, narrated by Music himself. This incredible tale is bound to be a classic, and is the perfect gift for a book lover (and a music lover).

Buy it for: the person who loved Tuesdays with Morrie.

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Slade House: A Novel

David Mitchell

Slade House is the story of a haunted house – once you’re in, you cannot leave. This is an eerie tale, to be sure, but is also a masterfully-told literary story.

Buy it for: the book lover who loves American Horror Story.

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Golden Age

Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is back with another installment in her Hundred Years trilogy. The year is 1987 in Golden Age, and Smiley walks us through a tale of political, economic, and social challenges.

Buy it for: the modern history fan.

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The Lake House

Kate Morton

The Lake House is a chilling tale of secrets, unsolved mysteries, and destinies that weave together. This novel skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller charts in 2015. If your favorite book lover hasn’t read The Lake House yet, this is a very safe gift!

Buy it for: the book lover who devours suspenseful literary fiction.

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The Improbability of Love: A novel

Hannah Rothschild

This book is pure fun. The Improbability of Love is a character-driven debut novel set in the art world of modern Europe. It’s unique, witty, and positively irreverent. This one is on my personal reading list!

Buy it for: the fan of wicked humor.

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Taylor loves books with a heavy dose of absurdity, hilarity, and beautiful prose. She is a marketer, adventurer, nature-lover, Hufflepuff, wannabe world traveler, and advocate of laughter.