New Adult Fiction
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George Saunders is well-acclaimed for his numerous short story collections, so his first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo" is a much-anticipated release. The historical fiction novel focuses on President Lincoln after the death of his young son Willie. Willie finds himself in a strange in-between state between heaven and earth, called "the bardo." Release date: February 14, 2017.
"The Visiting Privilege" is Joy Williams first collection in over 10 years. This anthology combines 33 of her classics with 12 newly published works. Joy Williams is one of the most renowned short story writers out there, and this anthology is both a great introduction to her work and a treat for existing fans. Release date: September 8, 2015.
"This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!" is the latest form author Jonathan Evison. Harriet Chance embarks on a cruise to Alaska after the death of her husband. Between imagining her dead husband and running into her estranged daughter on the boat, Harriet is forced to deal head on with events from her life that she has repressed. Release date: September 15, 2015.
Ron Rash, author of the bestseller "Serena," has a new novel entitled "Above the Waterfall." The book takes place in modern-day Appalachia, and follows two characters, Becky and Les. Becky is a park ranger and Les is a sheriff who are brought together to solve the mystery of a poisoned trout stream. Release date: September 8, 2015.
Erica Jong, author of the groundbreaking novel "Fear of Flying," follows up with "Fear of Dying." "Fear of Flying" was a novel for young women, and 'Fear of Dying" is the novel for when those women grow up. The main character, Vanessa, is facing aging parents, a sick husband, and a pregnant daughter. Could zipless.com, a site started by her best friend Isadora Wing, help her to shake up her restless life? Release date: September 8, 2015.
Lauren Groff, author of the bestseller "Arcadia" has just released "Fates and Furies." The book follows the marriage of a golden couple, Mathilde and Lotto, over a 24-year span. The story is told from both of their perspectives, so the reader is privy to both sides of their story. Release date: September 15, 2015.
"You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine" is the debut novel from Alexandra Kleeman. The plot revolves around three characters, who are known to the reader as A, B, and C. A lives in an American City with her roommate B and her boyfriend C, who convinces her to join him on a reality TV show. The novel is a satirical look at our society's unhealthy obsession with body image in the vein of Don Delillo's "White Noise." Release date: August 25, 2015.
Eli Gottlieb, author of the "The Boy Who Went Away" is back with "Best Boy." Todd Aaron has lived in a therapeutic community for his autism since he was a boy. He decides to leave the home for the first time in 40 years at the urging of a staff member. "Best Boy" is being compared to "The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time." Release date: August 24, 2015.
Amy Stewart, the bestselling author of "The Drunken Botanist," returns with "Girl Waits With Gun." The novel is based on the true life of Constance Kopp, a woman who often broke the social norms of the early 20th century and went on to become one of the first female sheriffs. Release date: September 1, 2015.
"The Gates of Evangeline" is a debut thriller from novelist Hester Young. Charlotte, a New York City journalist, starts experiencing vivid dreams of a boy who has been missing for 30 years. She travels to Louisiana to investigate further at the Evangeline estate of the Deveau family. This book is a great pick for fans of the southern gothic mystery genre. Release date: September 1, 2015.
“The Story of the Lost Child” by Elena Ferrante is the fourth and final book in the Neapolitan series. The book continues the story of the complicated friendship between Elena and Lina and is set in the backdrop of Naples. Ferrante has been described as one of the greatest novelists of our time. Those who are interested in reading the series should start with the first title, “My Brilliant Friend.” Release date: September 1, 2015.
“The Fall of Princes” by Robert Goolrick, bestselling author of “A Reliable Wife,” relays the experiences of a man named Rooney working on Wall Street in the 1980s. It is a story of great excess followed by a tragic defeat. Fans of the book and subsequent movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” should enjoy this one. Release date: August 25, 2015.
“Did you Ever Have a Family” by Bill Clegg is about June Reid, a woman living in Connecticut and helping to plan her daughter’s wedding. June loses her entire family, including her daughter, in an accident and decides to take a road trip across the country to heal. “Did You Ever Have a Family” is on the long list for the 2015 Man Book Prize. Release date: September 1, 2015.
“The Taming of the Queen” by Philippa Gregory is a historical fiction novel about Kateryn Parr, the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII. Kateryn outlived her husband and was the first English queen to publish under her own name. Philippa Gregory has written a novel for each of the six wives of Henry VIII, and his last queen, Kateryn, should be an interesting one to read about as she is often overlooked. Release date: August 25, 2015.
“A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories” is a collection of 43 narratives by the famous, and sometimes underrated, short-story writer Lucia Berlin. The collection is introduced with a forward from Lydia Davis who states that “perhaps, with the current collection, Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves.” Release date: August 18, 2015.
Julia Baggott, author of "Pure" returns with "Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders." Harriet Wolf was a renowned and reclusive author (sound familiar?) who wrote a series of novels. Her daughter and two granddaughters attempt to track down the rumored "last novel" that would be worth millions if published. Fans of Harper Lee and J.D. Salinger should enjoy this one. Release date: August 18, 2015.