Must-Read Literary Fiction Novels | August 2020

25 Aug 2020

Must-Read Literary Fiction Novels | August 2020

Need some recommendations for your next literary fiction read? We’ve got you covered with some amazing new releases from bestselling authors Jenni Ogden, Christina Baker Kline, Margot Livesey, Ali Smith, Joanne DeMaio, and Danielle Steel. Happy reading!


The Moon is Missing

by Jenni Ogden

Release Date: August 25, 2020

The new novel from the bestselling author of A Drop in the Ocean… Georgia Grayson has perfected the art of being two people. She is a neurosurgeon on track to becoming the first female Director of Neurosurgery at a large London hospital but she is also a wife and mother. Home is her haven, with her husband Adam’s support, she copes with her occasional anxiety attacks. That is until her daughter demands to know more about Danny… Her mysterious biological father who died before she was born.

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The Exiles

by Christina Baker Kline

Release Date: August 25, 2020

The new novel from the New York Times Bestselling Author of Orphan Train… Seduced by her employer’s son, Evangeline is discharged when her pregnancy is discovered and sent to the notorious Newgate Prison. After months in the fetid, overcrowded jail, she learns she is sentenced to “the land beyond the seas,” Van Diemen’s Land, a penal colony in Australia. She knows that her child will be born on the months-long voyage to the distant land.

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The Boy in the Field

by Margot Livesey

Release Date: August 11, 2020

From the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy… One afternoon in 1999, Matthew, Zoe, and Duncan Lang discover a boy lying in a field, bloody and unconscious. The boy’s life is saved thanks to their intervention. In the aftermath, all three siblings are irrevocably changed.

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Summer

by Ali Smith

Release Date: August 25, 2020

The fourth book in the Seasonal Quartet Series from bestselling author Ali Smith… Sasha knows the world is in trouble. Her brother is trouble. Their mother and father are having trouble… Meanwhile, the world is in meltdown and the real meltdown hasn’t even happened yet. This is a story about people on the brink of change.

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The Beach Cottag

by Joanne DeMaio

Release Date: August 15, 2020

The latest novel from New York Times Bestselling Author Joanne DeMaio… For Mack and Avery Martinelli, the summer is their oyster. They can spend all day on the beack, or not. They can cruise the dusty beach roads or never leave their deck. Every decision this week is theirs… Until it is not.

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Royal

by Danielle Steel

Release Date: August 18, 2020

The war rages during the summer of 1943. The King and Queen choose to quietly send their youngest daughter, Princess Charlotte, to live with a trusted noble family in the country. Despite her headstrong nature, the princess’s fragile health poses far too great a risk for her to remain in war-torn London.

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