New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | February 2022

10 Feb 2022

New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | February 2022

Looking to add to your literary fiction list this February? Check out these new novels by indie bestselling authors Alice McVeigh, Sally Hanan, Marius Gabriel, Lan Samantha Chang, Linda Gonschior, and Kevin Lynch. Enjoy your new literary fiction book recommendations!

Harriet: A Jane Austen Variation

by Alice McVeigh

Release Date: February 3, 2022

An intriguing and original “take” on Jane Austen’s Emma, by Publishers Weekly’s 2021 BookLife Prize Quarterfinalist, Alice McVeigh. Harriet sidelines Emma herself in favour of the ingenious Harriet and the fascinating Jane Fairfax. It’s still Emma – but an Emma with a surprisingly believable twist in its tail.

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My Heart Went Walking

by Sally Hanan

Release Date: February 5, 2022

My Heart Went Walking is a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that sweeps from the small Irish town of Donegal to the “big smoke” of Dublin City; a book that celebrates the pull of family and the chance of redemption. It is a novel for everyone who feels connected to the Irish approach to life—that of grit and laughter—and also for everyone who loves an overriding message of hope and restoration in all things.

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Goodnight, Vienna

by Marius Gabriel

Release Date: February 8, 2022

Katya never wanted to look after Gretchen. Now she’s the young girl’s only hope of survival. 1937. Katya Komarovsky is studying medicine in Glasgow, living among friends and eager to begin her career as a doctor. But when her spendthrift parents announce that they’ve run out of money and are facing ruin—and that she’ll now have to support them by working as a governess in Vienna—the life she’s dreamed of goes up in smoke.

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The Family Chao

by Lan Samantha Chang

Release Date: February 1, 2022

Brimming with heartbreak, comedy, and suspense, The Family Chao offers a kaleidoscopic, highly entertaining portrait of a Chinese American family grappling with the dark undercurrents of a seemingly pleasant small town.

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Bitter Mournings

by Linda Gonschior

Release Date: February 7, 2022

The deaths of his wife and sister weighed heavily upon him, and there was little left in life to enjoy… Falling in love will require both Darcy and Elizabeth to recover their lost hopes, reignite long-forgotten dreams, and regain the courage to give their hearts to one another.

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The Perfect Home

by Kevin Lynch

Release Date: January 30, 2022

She made her dream home. But dreams can turn into nightmares. June is very happy in her home. It’s where she raised her two kids – now college age – and every room is filled with memories, some beautiful, some painful. She loves the garden she has worked so hard to create. She likes her neighbours in this pleasant, leafy suburb. But lately, something has changed.

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