New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | June 2022

09 Jun 2022

New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | June 2022

Looking to add to your literary fiction list this June? Check out these new novels by bestselling authors Harmony Reed, Metin Murat, Lee Jackson, Leila Mottley, Judith Keim, and Natalie Jenner. Enjoy your new literary fiction book recommendations!


Spitting Image

by Harmony Reed

Release Date: June 2, 2022

When Everett Reyes loses his adoptive mother, he feels like he’s losing everything. All he has left is a failing cafe, a rattletrap car, and an ex-wife he can’t stop fighting with. So when he discovers he has a long lost twin brother, he decides to drive across the country to surprise him on their shared birthday. What could possibly go wrong?

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The Crescent Moon Fox

by Metin Murat

Release Date: April 15, 2022

A compassionate, heart-breaking, brutal and occasionally humorous novel about Turkish Cypriots. Murat takes his reader on an emotional, spiritual and cultural journey, revealing the glory and trauma of Cypriot life. Through a group of diverse characters he reveals the true story of Cyprus from a non-partisan perspective reflecting both Greek and Turkish aspirations.

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The Giant Awakens (The After Dunkirk Series Book 4)

by Lee Jackson

Release Date: June 7, 2022

The world is at war. Japan has just attacked Pearl Harbor. In London, Prime Minister Churchill disappears. In Washington, President Roosevelt faces an alliance with conflicting objectives. In the Soviet Union, dictator Joseph Stalin watches a Nazi onslaught maul his country.

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Nightcrawling

by Leila Mottley

Release Date: June 7, 2022

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • A NEW YORK TIMES WRITER TO WATCH • A dazzling novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system—the debut of a blazingly original voice and “a soul-searching portrait of survival and hope” (Oprah Winfrey)

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The Beach Babes

by Judith Keim

Release Date: June 7, 2022

Catherine “Cate” Tibbs, Brooke Ridley, and Amber Anderson, friends since they were awkward thirteen-year-olds who named themselves “The Beach Babes,” are about to face their 40th birthdays. Because they haven’t been able to get together for some time, Cate arranges for them to rent a house along the Gulf Coast of Florida for a long weekend. She hopes it will give them the opportunity to celebrate and re-ignite their friendship. Cate, an author trying to finish a book, doesn’t know that Amber, a model, and Brooke, the mother of a boy in college and younger twin girls, are as worried about their own futures as she.

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Bloomsbury Girls

by Natalie Jenner

Release Date: May 17, 2022

Natalie Jenner, the internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society, returns with a compelling and heartwarming story of post-war London, a century-old bookstore, and three women determined to find their way in a fast-changing world in Bloomsbury Girls.

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