New Literary Fiction Novels For Your To-Be-Read List | January 2021

27 Jan 2021

New Literary Fiction Novels For Your To-Be-Read List | January 2021

Need some literary fiction book recommendations? You’ll love our latest last of exciting new releases, they’re the perfect additions to your to-be-read list! Pick up the latest from bestselling authors Elyse Hoffman, Katherine Seligman, Suzanne Redfearn, Sean Desmond, Liese O’Halloran Schwarz, and Emily English Medley. Happy reading!


The Book of Uriel

by Elyse Hoffman

Release Date: January 26, 2021

In the fires of World War II, a child must save his people from darkness… Ten-year-old Uriel has always been an outcast. Born mute in a Jewish village known for its choir, he escapes into old stories of his people, stories of angels and monsters. But when the fires of the Holocaust consume his village, he learns that the stories he writes in his golden notebook are terrifyingly real.

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At the Edge of the Haight

by Katherine Seligman

Release Date: January 19, 2021

Maddy Donaldo, homeless at twenty, has made a family of sorts in the dangerous spaces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. She knows whom to trust, where to eat, when to move locations, and how to take care of her dog. It’s the only home she has. When she unwittingly witnesses the murder of a young homeless boy and is seen by the perpetrator, her relatively stable life is upended.

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Hadley and Grace

by Suzanne Redfearn

Release Date: February 1, 2021

Needing to escape her abusive marriage, Hadley flees with her two kids, knowing it might be her only chance. A woman who can’t even kill a spider, Hadley soon finds herself pushed to the limits as she fights to protect her family. Grace, new mother of baby Miles, desperately wants to put her rough past behind her for good, but she finds it impossible when her path crosses with Hadley’s, and her quest for a new start quickly spirals out of control and turns into a terrifying flight for survival.

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Sophomores

by Sean Desmond

Release Date: January 26, 2021

The late 1980s come alive in this moving and keenly observed story of one boy’s unforgettable sophomore year, and his parents’ surprising journey alongside him. It’s fall 1987 and life as normal is ending for the Malone family. With their sterile Dallas community a far cry from the Irish-American Bronx of their youth, Pat and Anne Malone have reached a breaking point. Pat, faced with a debilitating MS diagnosis, has fallen into his drinking.

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What Could Be Saved

by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

Release Date: January 12, 2021

Washington, DC, 2019: Laura Preston is a reclusive artist at odds with her older sister Bea as their elegant, formidable mother slowly slides into dementia. When a stranger contacts Laura claiming to be her brother who disappeared forty years earlier when the family lived in Bangkok, Laura ignores Bea’s warnings of a scam and flies to Thailand to see if it can be true. But meeting him in person leads to more questions than answers.

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From the Moon I Watched Her

by Emily English Medley

Release Date: January 19, 2021

The Walters are a good, churchgoing family who stand for holiness, purity, grace, and Christian love. Except when they don’t. Family patriarch and fanatic preacher, Victor Black, knows many things for sure, including the fact that abortion is murder and should be punishable by death—a position he defends live in a televised debate. Black’s youngest granddaughter, Stephanie Walters, sits in the front row wearing her frilly Sunday dress, listening carefully to every word.

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