New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | May 2022

26 May 2022

New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | May 2022

Have you been searching for new literary fiction reads? We’ve got you covered! Check out these new releases from authors Mary Vensel White, Marjorie Duryea, Melanie Lageschulte, Emma Straub, Jennifer Hartmann, and Shelby Van Pelt. Happy reading!


by Mary Vensel White

Release Date: May 18, 2022

Gina lives a comfortable life. She takes the train to her job in downtown Chicago and on the weekends, watches movies or visits with her nosy neighbor. But on a rainy weekend in March, her comfortable life is disrupted. A blind date, a mysterious envelope, and a voicemail from Korea – each pushes Gina to confront a secret she’s been hiding for twenty years…

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A Little Blues Story from the Jersey Shore

by Marjorie Duryea

Release Date: April 29, 2022

Written in a first person narrative, Liz reflects on her life in a series of flashbacks in her pursuit of a dream to be a professional jazz singer. Love, family, and friends are obstacles in her path but she gains new perspectives and self-realization along the way.

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The Route That Takes You Home (Mailbox Mysteries Book 1)

by Melanie Lageschulte

Release Date: May 24, 2022

It’s been a rough year for Kate Duncan, both on and off the job. Being a mail carrier puts her in close proximity to her customers, with consequences that can’t always be foreseen. So when a position opens at her hometown post office, she decides to put Chicago in her rearview mirror. What follows is a summer filled with change…

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This Time Tomorrow

by Emma Straub

Release Date: May 17, 2022

With her celebrated humor, insight, and heart, beloved New York Times bestseller Emma Straub offers her own twist on traditional time travel tropes, and a different kind of love story.

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June First

by Jennifer Hartmann

Release Date: May 17, 2022

Want to know what happens to a man who barely claws his way out of a tragedy, only to fall right into the arms of the one girl in the world he can never have? Another tragedy, that’s what.

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Remarkably Bright Creatures

by Shelby Van Pelt

Release Date: May 3, 2022

For fans of A Man Called Ove, a charming, witty and compulsively readable exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a widow’s unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus.

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