New Literary Fiction Books For Your Reading List | Spring 2019

26 Apr 2019

New Literary Fiction Books For Your Reading List | Spring 2019

Does your library need some intriguing and insightful new novels? This spring you have a host of new literary fiction books to discover and we’ve made a list of just a few we think you’ll adore. Get the latest novels from Trevor James, Becki Willis, Kristin Fields, Sally Rooney, Ray Kingfisher, and Lydia Fitzpatrick. Enjoy these new literary fiction books for your reading list!


Into Colors

by Trevor James

Release Date: March 5, 2019

The question “How are you?” is one that will remain unanswered for most of us with the simple utterance of “I’m fine”. This book is a testament to the inner lives we lead and how we are colored in by so much more than what is socially acceptable… Into Colors follows the fictional Mire family as they try and confront this issue.

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Plain Roots

by Becki Willis

Release Date: November 1, 2018

Taryn Clark thought she’d outgrown the need to find her birth mother. She had a successful career and life in the city. Things were going great, did she really need to know about the woman who gave her up? The unexpected discovery of a note from her birth mother awakens old yearnings of belonging to a family. Her quest takes her to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and the heart of the Plain community.

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A Lily in the Night

by Kristin Fields

Release Date: April 1, 2019

Ballet is everything for eleven-year-old Esme. But that was until her four-year-old sister vanishes without a trace. Now everyone in Esme’s life is now a suspect and each one hits closer to home than the last. She has an opportunity to escape the nightmare when she is accepted into an elite ballet academy in San Francisco. Desperate for a break she accepts.

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Normal People

by Sally Rooney

Release Date: April 16, 2019

When they are at school, Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He is popular and the star of the football team, while she is lonely, proud and intensely private. But a strange and indelible connection between the two teenagers grows, one they must conceal. A year later they are both studying in Dublin and over the years they are magnetically drawn back to each other.

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Beyond the Shadow of Night

by Ray Kingfisher

Release Date: April1, 2019

On a small farm in Ukraine in 1923, two boys are born within days of each other. Both are Ukrainian but one is Jewish. Mykhail and Asher are inseparable and together find friendship as they escape the harshness of Russian rule. But then their worlds are torn to shreds by the Second World War and Asher’s family flees to Warsaw.

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Lights All Night Long

by Lydia Fitzpatrick

Release Date: April 2, 2019

Fifteen-year-old Ilya traveled to Louisiana from his native Russia for an adventure of a lifetime. A year in America as an exchange student. He is quickly swept up by the abundance of his new world and the relentless cheerfulness of his host parents. Even their beautiful daughter, Sadie, has taken and interest in him. But not all is right in Ilya’s world as he is consumed by the fate of his older brother back in Russia.

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