Must Read Literary Fiction Novels | November 2019

14 Nov 2019

Must Read Literary Fiction Novels | November 2019

Literary fiction readers have some amazing new books to check out this month. If you have been searching for some new novels for your library, you won’t want to miss the latest from Will Willingham, Nicholas Bundock, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Nick Alexander, Ruby Hummingbird, and Michael Crummey. Happy reading!


by Will Willingham

Release Date: October 3, 2019

It all started with an old man’s call to the insurance company for minor house repairs. Once the adjuster arrived, a journey both tender and tough is set in motion. Both men need each other in ways that will take time to discover. Things get complicated because the adjuster also needs (and is needed by) his aged landlady Pearl Jenkins. This friendship is both fraught and kind.

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Hillgate Hall

by Nicholas Bundock

Release Date: September 29, 2019

After a failed marriage, Phoebe Burns is broke and broken. She needs to regain mental strength and she needs money. Failure means she will lose custody of her son. If she returns to teaching she will have security. But Hillgate Hall School evokes painful memories and draws her into darkness.

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The Revisioners

by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Release Date: November 5, 2019

From the author of National Book Award nominee, A Kind of Freedom… In the year 1924, Josephine is proud to own a thriving farm. After channeling otherworldly power to free herself from slavery as a child, she now has an uneasy friendship growing with her neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte. But Charlotte has also sought solace somewhere else, with the Ku Klux Clan.

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The Other Son

by Nick Alexander

Release Date: November 1, 2019

Alice’s marriage seems successful. At least from the outside. Ken was never her first choice but after four decades she has learned to tolerate him. Both her two sons have chosen their own paths, one is a successful banker and the other a carefree globetrotter. But circumstances are now making her question the life she has accepted.

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The Wish List of Albie Young

by Ruby Hummingbird

Release Date: November 12, 2019

Every week is the same for seventy-year-old Maria Birch. Thursday is her favorite day of the week. On Thursday, everything hurts less. Every Thursday she walks to a local café. Waiting for her there is Albie Young, a charming man with and impressive tweed cap collection. Every week they share a slice of marble cake and some tea. But then one week Albie didn’t show up.

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The Innocents

by Michael Crummey

Release Date: November 12, 2019

In an isolated cove on Newfoundland’s northern coastline, a brother and sister have been left orphaned. They are just children, with only the barest notion of the outside world. They have nothing but the family’s boat and the little knowledge passed on by their mother and father.

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