New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | November 2021

02 Dec 2021

New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | November 2021

Looking to add to your literary fiction list this November? Check out these new novels by indie bestselling authors Gary E. Smith, Benjamin Laskin, Jodi Picoult, Weina Dai Randel, Claire Keegan, and Kimi Cunningham Grant. Enjoy your new literary fiction book recommendations!

A Collection Of Short Stories & Poems

by Gary E. Smith

Release Date: November 4, 2021

This is a book of short stories of everyday human emotional experiences. Stories of profound loss. Stories of great friendships. Stories of growing old with a dog, of going to war, and of course, stories of deep romantic love. I hope the stories encourage the reader to do some introspection on what it means to be human. I believe the poems, like all art, will mean more to some than to others.

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Catching Mozart

by Benjamin Laskin

Release Date: November 6, 2021

Facing financial ruin and the breakup of their team, the three hapless and lovelorn gardeners of JC’s Lawncare bet everything on one last yard. A new client in a ritzy neighborhood has offered the crew of misfits the chance to score dozens of new customers. Their fortune, however, depends upon succeeding where the efforts of every previous lawncare service had failed.

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Wish You Were Here

by Jodi Picoult

Release Date: November 30, 2021

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and The Book of Two Ways comes “a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Malibu Rising). In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.

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The Last Rose of Shanghai

by Weina Dai Randel

Release Date: December 1, 2021

In Japanese-occupied Shanghai, two people from different cultures are drawn together by fate and the freedom of music… As the war escalates, Aiyi and Ernest find themselves torn apart, and their choices between love and survival grow more desperate. In the face of overwhelming odds, a chain of events is set in motion that will change both their lives forever. From the electrifying jazz clubs to the impoverished streets of a city under siege, The Last Rose of Shanghai is a timeless, sweeping story of love and redemption.

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Small Things Like These

by Claire Keegan

Release Date: November 30, 2021

It is 1985 in a small Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal merchant and family man faces into his busiest season. Early one morning, while delivering an order to the local convent, Bill makes a discovery which forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church. Already an international bestseller, Small Things Like These is a deeply affecting story of hope, quiet heroism, and empathy from one of our most critically lauded and iconic writers.

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These Silent Woods

by Kimi Cunningham Grant

Release Date: November 16, 2021

A father and daughter living in the remote Appalachian mountains must reckon with the ghosts of their past in Kimi Cunningham Grant’s These Silent Woods, a mesmerizing novel of suspense. Vividly atmospheric and masterfully tense, These Silent Woods is a poignant story of survival, sacrifice, and how far a father will go when faced with losing it all.

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