New Literary Fiction Novels | May 2020

07 May 2020

New Literary Fiction Novels | May 2020

Can’t get enough literary fiction novels for your reading list? There have been some amazing new books released this month from bestselling authors Claire Fullerton, Barbara Monier, Jennifer Weiner, Carol Mason, Emma Straub, and Sonja Yoerg. Enjoy your new book recommendations!


Little Tea

by Claire Fullerton

Release Date: May 1, 2020

After a call from Renny to come home and “see about” Ava, Celia Wakefield decides to overlook a distressful past in the name of friendship. The three friends spend three reflective days at Renny’s lake house in Heber Springs Arkansas, where they examine life, love, marriage, and the ties that bind. But Celia’s personal story has yet to be healed. When an old boyfriend arrives at the door, she must revisit the life she tried to run from.

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The Rocky Orchard

by Barbara Monier

Release Date: May 12, 2020

Mazie has returned to her old farm-her family’s summer home and a pivotal refuge throughout her life. As she gazes towards the rocky orchard above the house, movement in the far distance captures her attention. An elderly woman names Lula emerges from the morning fog and a gentle, cautiously loving relationship between youth and age begins.

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Big Summer

by Jennifer Weiner

Release Date: May 5, 2020

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Literary Hub, PopSugar, LibraryReads, Booklist, and Library Journal… It has been six years since the fight that ended their friendship, so Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life. She hasn’t spoken a word to her in all this time, so she is speechless when she asks her to be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer.

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Little White Secrets

by Carol Mason

Release Date: May 1, 2020

Life is pretty close to perfect for Emily Rossi. She has a great career, a house in the country, a solid marriage, and two wonderful children. But when her daughter brings home a toxic new best friend, her perfect world starts to spin out of control.

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All Adults Here

by Emma Straub

Release Date: May 4, 2020

A school bus accident in town jostles loose a repressed memory for Astrid Strick. Suddenly, she realizes she wasn’t the parent she thought she’d been to her three, now grown children. Her youngest son is drifting and unfocused, her daughter is pregnant, and her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares. What lapses in her parenting were the ones that mattered?

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Stories We Never Told

by Sonja Yoerg

Release Date: May 1, 2020

Jackie Strelitz thought she was over Harlan Crispin, her ex-lover and colleague. Why would she care if he introduces his new “friend” to her? After all, she now has a loving husband and a successful career. But she is still very curious about Harlan’s latest.

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