New Literary Fiction Novels For Your Spring Reading List | 2021

12 May 2021

New Literary Fiction Novels For Your Spring Reading List | 2021

Need some literary fiction book recommendations for your spring reading list? You’ve come to the right place, as we’ve created a new list of some of our favorite new releases by Ruth Torjussen, Jennifer Weiner, Maggie Shipstead, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Gian Sardar, and Erika Montgomery. Enjoy your new books!


Friends and Neighbors

by Ruth Torjussen

Release Date: January 30, 2021

Life as a Marie Osmond impersonator living in Stoke can be challenging enough. But when your best friend has died and your other friends have moved away it can suddenly get a whole lot tougher. Now heartbroken Jenny has a female-shaped hole in her life which – despite the presence of many women – won’t go away. Grief has turned her into a first-class snob. Husband Lonny preps the house for climate change and is unable to halt Jenny’s unraveling. Then gorgeous Trudi wafts into the creative writing class and brings some much-needed hope.

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That Summer

by Jennifer Weiner

Release Date: May 11, 2021

Daisy Shoemaker can’t sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content. But her teenage daughter can be a handful, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends. Still, Daisy knows she’s got it good. So why is she up all night?

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Great Circle

by Maggie Shipstead

Release Date: May 4, 2021

After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie Graves are raised by their dissolute uncle in Missoula, Montana. There–after encountering a pair of barnstorming pilots passing through town in beat-up biplanes–Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fourteen she drops out of school and finds an unexpected and dangerous patron in a wealthy bootlegger who provides a plane and subsidizes her lessons, an arrangement that will haunt her for the rest of her life, even as it allows her to fulfill her destiny: circumnavigating the globe by flying over the North and South Poles.

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Seven Perfect Things

by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Release Date: May 4, 2021

Thirteen-year-old Abby Hubble lives in an unhappy home in the Sierra Nevada foothills where her father makes life miserable for her and her mother, Mary. One day Abby witnesses a man dump a litter of puppies into the nearby river. Diving in to rescue all seven, she knows she won’t be able to bring them home. Afraid for their fate at the pound, she takes them to an abandoned cabin, where all she can offer is a promise that she’ll be back the next day.

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Take What You Can Carry

by Gian Sardar

Release Date: May 1, 2021

It’s 1979. Olivia Murray, a secretary at a Los Angeles newspaper, is determined to become a photojournalist and make a difference with her work. When opportunity arrives, she seizes it, accompanying her Kurdish boyfriend, Delan, to northern Iraq for a family wedding, hoping to capture an image that lands her a job in the photo department.

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A Summer to Remember

by Erika Montgomery

Release Date: May 11, 2021

For thirty-year-old Frankie Simon, selling movie memorabilia in the shop she opened with her late mother on Hollywood Boulevard is more than just her livelihood—it’s an enduring connection to the only family she has ever known. But when a mysterious package arrives containing a photograph of her mother and famous movie stars Glory Cartwright and her husband at a coastal film festival the year before Frankie’s birth, her life begins to unravel in ways unimaginable.

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