New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | June 2022

23 Jun 2022

New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | June 2022

Looking to add to your literary fiction list this January? Check out these new novels by indie bestselling authors Sheryl Westergreen, Richard R Becker, Susan Adriani, Louis Bayard, Norma Curtis, and Alice Elliott Dark. Enjoy your new literary fiction book recommendations!

The Marigold Chemise

by Sheryl Westergreen

Release Date: April 26, 2022

A young Roman woman secretly poses in a marigold chemise for a series of sensuous paintings. The young woman longs for recognition as a painter, but the times dictate that she can only be an assistant to her father, who is commissioned to paint for the church. The garment and paintings pass through generations of Italian families, followed by intrigue, betrayal, murder, and passion.

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Ten Threads

by Richard R Becker

Release Date: May 21, 2022

Ten Threads is a thought-provoking 125-page, 10-story companion to companion to Richard R. Becker’s bestselling and award-winning debut collection, 50 States. These ten new stories stand on their own and also expand upon a growing body of work that takes place across the American landscape.

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The Luxury of Silence

by Susan Adriani

Release Date: June 20, 2022

The Luxury of Silence is a variation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and will be enjoyed by fans of friends-to-lovers romantic tales.

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Jackie & Me

by Louis Bayard

Release Date: June 14, 2022

Narrated by an older Lem as he looks back at his own role in a complicated alliance, this is a courtship story full of longing and of suspense, of what-ifs and possible wrong turns. It is a surprising look at Jackie before she was that Jackie. And in best-selling author Louis Bayard’s witty and deeply empathetic telling, Jackie & Me is a page-turning story of friendship, love, sacrifice, and betrayal— and a fresh take on two iconic American figures.

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The Hideaway

by Norma Curtis

Release Date: June 10, 2022

She places her hands on the soft, aged leather of her grandmother’s suitcase. Outside, the breeze blows the purple foxgloves so they bob and tap on the cottage window. Carefully lifting the lid, she sees that the case is filled with papers, yellow with age. Papers that tell a harrowing story of loss and heartbreak in times of war… but why have they been kept secret all these years?

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In The Gloaming

by Alice Elliott Dark

Release Date: May 24, 2022

From the author of Think of England and Fellowship Point, a captivating collection of stories—the title piece successfully made into an HBO film—about the complex relationships between lovers, spouses, neighbors, and family members. By turns funny, sad, and disturbing, these are stories of remarkable power.

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