New Literary Fiction Novels For Your Reading List | August 2021

19 Aug 2021

New Literary Fiction Novels For Your Reading List | August 2021

If you’re a fan of literary fiction books you’ve got to check out these latest releases for your reading list! Don’t miss our recommendations from bestselling authors Rich Marcello, Jurrell A. Pabrezis, Louis Edwards, Nick Spalding, YZ Chin, and Sabina Murray. Enjoy!


Cenotaphs

by Rich Marcello

Release Date: June 21, 2021

A new magical realism novel from author Rich Marcello…When Ben Sanna, a contemplative retiree with a penchant for helping people, and Samantha Beckett, a secretive New York City hedge fund manager, meet by chance in a small Vermont town, they enter into a tenuous relationship. A meditation on redemption told in alternating chapters of musings and scenes, Cenotaphs is about platonic love; the ways we close ourselves off in reaction to pain, and what happens when we open ourselves up again; and the deep, painful legacy of loss.

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Forever Free

by Jurrell A. Pabrezis

Release Date: August 2, 2021

The debut novel of The Forever Series by author Jurrell A. Pabrezis…The story of two brothers from Boston: Grayson and Donovan Alexander. After a family tragedy, they began the next chapter of their lives by joining the local wrestling club. Grayson thinks about life and its many possibilities outside of wrestling. Younger brother Donovan is struggling, all the while, using wrestling as his escape from reality.

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Edge Case

by YZ Chin

Release Date: August 10, 2021

An instant-bestselling novel from YA Chin…When her husband suddenly disappears, a young woman must uncover where he went—and who she might be without him—in this striking debut of immigration, identity, and marriage. Poignant and darkly funny, Edge Case is a searing meditation on intimacy, estrangement, and the fractured nature of identity. In this moving debut, YZ Chin explores the imperfect yet enduring relationships we hold to country and family.

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You Again?

by Nick Spalding

Release Date: August 17, 2021

From the bestselling author of Dumped, Actually comes a hilarious, heartfelt story about marriage, divorce, and what the hell happens next…Trapped together on an island small enough to spit across with the wind behind you, Amy and Joel pick up right where they left off: at total loggerheads. And so begins a hideous week of rivalry, one-upmanship, and score-settling—as each tries to prove they’ve now comprehensively won at life. The thing is, hurt and pain are strongest where there was once love. And what if being back in this island paradise, with all its wonderful memories, sets sparks flying in more ways than one?

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The Human Zoo

by Sabina Murray

Release Date: August 10, 2021

A blistering new novel that follows a Filipino American journalist’s return to dictatorship-ruled Manila to research her book on tribes from a “cracklingly original” (Elle) and “singular” (New York Times Book Review) author, PEN Faulkner award-winner, Sabina Murray. At once a propulsive look at contemporary Filipino politics and the history that impacted the country, The Human Zoo is a thrilling and provocative story from one of our most celebrated and important writers of literary fiction.

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Ramadan Ramsey

by Louis Edwards

Release Date: August 10, 2021

The Guggenheim Fellowship and Whiting Award-winning author Louis Edwards makes his long-awaited comeback…Spanning from the Deep South to the Middle East, Ramadan Ramsey bridges multiple countries and cultures, entwining two families who struggle to love and survive in the face of war, natural disasters, and their equally tumultuous, private mistakes and yearnings.

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