New Literary Fiction Books For Your Fall Reading List | 2020

08 Oct 2020

New Literary Fiction Books For Your Fall Reading List | 2020

Fall is here and now is the perfect time to start a new literary fiction reading list. Don’t miss our latest book recommendations from bestselling authors Nina Atwood, Penelope Haines, Elin Hilderbrand, Fiona Valpy, Kerry Anne King, and Sarah McCraw Crow. Enjoy your new books!


Unlikely Return

by Nina Atwood

Release Date: June 6, 2020

“Very engaging! I could not put this book down. I loved the deep character development that also kept pace with the unfolding of the story. I highly recommend it!” When their fishing boat is sunk by a rogue wave, Ben, Stuart, and Paul wind up on a deserted island fighting to stay alive. While waiting and hoping to be rescued, the three men discover they share a common history—past relationships they wrecked, and seriously messed up decision-making when it comes to love.

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Blood Never Lies

by Penelope Haines

Release Date: October 1, 2020

Forged by History, Bound by Time… In the ninth century, an Irish healer rescued a Viking warrior from the sea. Can the story of Ciarnat and Thorkell reach through time and affect a skeptical 21st-century woman? A thousand years have now passed and the names and stories of those who suffered have been lost. But there’s another invisible repository of history. Tied to every strand of DNA, borne in our blood and stamped into every cell of our bodies, is a living memory of our ancestors.

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Troubles in Paradise

by Elin Hilderbrand

Release Date: October 6, 2020

After she uprooted her life in the States, Irene Steele has settled at a villa on St. John where her husband had been living a double life. A visit from the FBI shakes her foundations, and Irene learns just how little she knew about the man she used to love. With a little help from her friends, Irene and her sons set up their new lives.

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The Skylark’s Secret

by Fiona Valpy

Release Date: September 29, 2020

Loch Ewe, 1940. When the gamekeeper’s daughter Flora’s remote highland village becomes the new base for the Royal Navy’s Arctic convoys, life in the close-knit community changes forever. Although his father disapproves, the laird’s son falls in love with Flora. As tensions build in their disrupted home, any chance of their happiness seems doomed.

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A Borrowed Life

by Kerry Anne King

Release Date: September 22, 2020

For thirty years Liz perfectly played the part of the pastor’s wife and mother. But maintaining appearances for the congregation and catering to her demanding husband takes a toll. When Thomas suddenly dies, Liz feels shock, grief, and, to her surprise, the siren song of freedom. Dare she dream of a life to call her own?

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The Wrong Kind of Woman

by Sarah McCraw Crow

Release Date: October 6, 2020

In 1970, Oliver Desmarais drops dead in his front yard while hanging Christmas lights. His widow, Virginia, struggles to find her place on the campus of the elite New Hampshire men’s college where her late husband was a professor. While she had always shared her husband’s prejudices against the four other women in the faculty, she now depends on them. She even joins their work to bring the women’s movement to Clarendon College.

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