Here are the latest Adult Fiction titles we're excited about.
(That didn't sound very excited, did it? Let's try again.)
These are the most awesome new Adult Fiction titles we have ever seen in our entire lives and we want to buy them all!
(Over the top? Oh well...)
What happens when ambition trumps the truth?A town reeling in the wake of tragedyAn arsonist is on the loose in Colmstock, Australia, most recently burning down the town's courthouse and killing a young boy who was trapped inside..An aspiring journalist desperate for a storyThe clock is ticking for Rose Blakey.
#1 LibraryReads PickA warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays...
A new page-turning mystery about science, faith, love and belonging, set in a friendly desert community where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are commonplace parts of everyday life. Welcome to Night Vale...
The author of the critically acclaimed The Book of Jonah explores questions of love and choice, disappointment and hope in the lives of two strangers who meet by chance in this mesmerizing tale that unfolds over one Thanksgiving Day.
From the author of the Booker Prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, a bold, haunting novel about the uncertainty of memory and how we contend with the past.
Mark Helprin's powerful, rapturous new novel is set in a present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories.
From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, Practical Magic.Find your magic. For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.
LONGLISTED for the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTIONThe daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad.
*The USA Today Bestseller*
Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn.
The #1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of The Da Vinci CodeBilbao, Spain
New York Times bestselling author Maria Duenas returns with The Vineyard, a magnificent story of ambition, heartbreak, and desire set in the 1860s Mexico, Cuba, and Spain--perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah.
In this stunning work of historical fiction, the Booker Prize-nominated author of Jamrach's Menagerie reimagines the incredible true story of Julia Pastrana, a woman branded a freak at birth.
"In Lazarre-White's] world, mysticism and madness walk hand in hand with the waking reality of so many young Black men in America, a reality that by any rational measure is itself insane." --Susan L. Taylor
In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?
A magical, provocative tale of forbidden love and one girl's struggle for liberation Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven. She has never questioned why her father has four wives or why she has fourteen brothers and sisters. And in only one week, on her eighteenth birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age.
A local schoolteacher is arrested, leaving his family to wrestle with the possibility of his guilt, in this exquisite novel about loyalty, truth, and happiness.
A September Indie Next Pick
One of Refinery29's Best Reads of September
*An Entertainment Weekly "Must-Read" Book for Fall*
From New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Henderson, an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Absorbing . . . impossible to resist." --The Washington Post As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? International bestselling author Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with his magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERLisbeth Salander is back with a vengeance. The series that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo continues as brilliant hacker Lisbeth Salander teams up with journalist Mikael Blomkvist to uncover the secrets of her childhood and to take revenge.
A magnificent new novel from one of America's finest writers--a powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn. On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement.
With wry wit and boundless heart, Eva Woods delivers an unforgettable tale of celebrating triumphs great and small, seizing the day, and always remembering to live in the moment. "It's simple, really. You're just meant to do one thing every day that makes you happy. Could be little things. Could be big. In fact, we're doing one right now..." Annie Hebden is stuck.
"Autonomous is to biotech and AI what Neuromancer was to the Internet."--Neal Stephenson "Something genuinely and thrillingly new in the naturalistic, subjective, paradoxically humanistic but non-anthropomorphic depiction of bot-POV--and all in the service of vivid, solid storytelling."--William Gibson When anything can be owned, how can we be free Earth, 2144.
"I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I've promised her...and more..."Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider.
The instant New York Times bestsellerEntertainment Weekly's #1 Must-Read Book for Fall * Reese Witherspoon's Book Club Selection * #1 Library Reads Pick * September IndieNext Pick
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture--a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities
From the internationally best-selling author of Purge and When the Doves Disappeared, a spellbinding new novel set in present-day Helsinki, about a young woman with a fantastical secret who is trying to solve the mystery of her mother's death.
From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle's epic 1909 World's Fair.
A haunting, richly atmospheric, and deeply suspenseful novel from the acclaimed author of The Enchanted about an investigator who must use her unique insights to find a missing little girl.
"Where are you, Madison Culver? Flying with the angels, a silver speck on a wing? Are you dreaming, buried under snow? Or--is it possible--you are still alive?"
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe undisputed master returns with a riveting new book--his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years
A novel of five lifelong friends who, in their sixties, decide to live together on a cocoa farm in Fiji, where they not only start a chocolate business but strengthen their friendships and rediscover themselves."I've planted my feet on Fijian earth and I intend to stay here until the last sunset. Why don't you join me? Leave behind everything that didn't work out "
" A]n homage to true love, painful childhood experiences, and emotional scars that last a lifetime. It's a story of forgiveness, especially for one's self....Extraordinary." --The Washington PostFrom "America's librarian" and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads.
A People Magazine and POPSUGAR pick
" May's] adventures illuminate the world of intrepid female artists in the late 1800s ...] The Other Alcott comes alive in its development of the relationship between Louisa and May." --The New York Times
Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Impossible to put down." --NPR
From the author of the international bestseller The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry comes another novel that will have everyone talking.
A New York Times Notable Book
Of #1 New York Times-bestselling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, "Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters." With only one letter left, Grafton's many devoted readers will share that sentiment.
What if an empire of Jewish warriors that really existed in the Middle Ages had never fallen--and was the only thing standing between Hitler and his conquest of Russia?
In this highly acclaimed novel, life isn't all Emmy and Virginia Simpson anticipated. When Emmy's marriage to an Australian man ends, she flees her home in Sydney to "find herself" on the island of Bali--only to become embroiled with a crew of international misfits and smugglers. Her prim and pious sister, Virginia, meanwhile, has never wandered far outside of London.
In this neighborhood, danger lies close to home. A domestic thriller packed full of secrets, and a twisty story that never stops--from the bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
"A stunning debut novel." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
In this "compelling, clever, and dark" (Heat magazine) thriller, a man's shocking act of savagery stuns a local community--and the revelations that follow will keep you gripped until the very last page. This work of psychological suspense, a #1 bestseller in Ireland, is perfect for fans of Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Ware.
"Absorbing...Eastman is a riveting...presence who demands to be loved and remembered." --The Boston GlobeAn ambitious new novel set in the literary world of 1970s New York, following a washed-up writer in an errant quest to pick up the pieces of his life.
#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER"Imagine The Leftovers, but with honey." --Elle " The History of Bees has] been likened to Emily St. John Mandel's 2014 sci-fi novel Station Eleven, with good reason." --Minneapolis Star-Tribune
On the surface, Ashford, Vermont, seems like a quaint New England college town, but to those who live among the shadowy remains of its abandoned mills and factories, and beneath its towering steel bridges, it's known as Burntown.
"A book of visceral and tender beauty whose echoes persist long after the final page."
--David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks
A witty, heartfelt novel that brilliantly evokes the confusions of adolescence and marks the arrival of an extraordinary young talent.
From Paul Yoon, the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Once the Shore and Snow Hunters, comes a luminous collection of short stories set throughout the world--from the Hudson Valley to the Russian Far East--across periods of time after World War II.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles--the inspiration for the smash hit TNT series--continue their bestselling crime-solving streak, as they pursue a shadowy psychopath keeping secrets and taking lives."Suspense doesn't get smarter than this."--Lee Child
"Absolutely delightful." --PeopleThe enchanting story of a bookshop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart
"Platzer's take on race, religion, class, and politics--all the subjects you're not supposed to discuss--is sure to get people talking." --Vanity Fair
*Best New Science Fiction for Summer by The Washington Post
*A Most-Anticipated book of 2017 by The Millions
Everyone else knows the truth about you, now you can know it, too.
Lizzie Borden took an axOr did she? In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love.
And gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.
From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter, a luminous, masterful novel of suspense--the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.
How far is too far when it comes to protecting your marriage? Find out in this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense for anyone who loved The Couple Next Door.
From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes a mesmerizing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country.
The eagerly anticipated new novel from the author of THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET--a treacherous quest in the magical landscape of nineteenth-century Peru. In 1859, ex-East India Company smuggler Merrick Tremayne is trapped at home in Cornwall after sustaining an injury that almost cost him his leg.
THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER"It's the epic love story of 2017."--Redbook "One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag."--The Skimm
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZEFINALIST FOR THE 2017 KIRKUS PRIZE "A breathtaking novel... that] arrives at an urgent time." -NPR.org
***MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST******Long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize***
More than 750,000 readers have fallen in love with the New York Times bestseller A Gentleman in Moscow"How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance." --The Washington Post "'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Eloise' meets all the Bond villains." --TheSkimm
New York Times Best Seller
Identical twin sisters who couldn't look more alike...or live more differently.
The Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Freaky pleasure...it scratches a nostalgic itch for those who grew up on Saturday morning Scooby-Doo cartoons and sugar-bombed breakfast cereal"
--USA Today "Deliriously wild, funny and imaginative. Cantero is an original voice."
--Charles Yu, author of How to Live in a Science Fictional Universe
Winner of the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year and overall Book of the Year, selected as the Waterstones Book of the Year, and a Costa Book Award Finalist
Instant New York Times Bestseller
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah's Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.
#1 New York Times Bestseller
The acclaimed, bestselling author--winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize--tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives.
A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
Named a Best Book of the Year (So Far) by Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and Esquire
"Magpie Murders is a double puzzle for puzzle fans, who don't often get the classicism they want from contemporary thrillers." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times
With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.
A young woman returns home to care for her failing father in this fine, funny, and inescapably touching debut, from an affecting and wonderfully original new literary voice
A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream--the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South
THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER"The first great thriller of 2017 is here: Final Girls, by Riley Sager. If you liked Gone Girl, you'll like this."--Stephen King
#1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly introduces Renee Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest beat--the Late Show.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Graceful, moving and powerful."
--Michael Chabon, New York Times bestselling author of Moonglow
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZELate Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018.
**WINNER OF THE 2017 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE**
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented
One of Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2017 So Far
For fans of Orphan Train and Water for Elephants, a compelling historical novel from "one of the best authors of women's fiction" (Library Journal). Set against the turbulent backdrop of American Vaudeville, four sisters embark on an unexpected adventure--and a last-ditch effort to save their family.
A stunning debut novel about love and forgiveness, about the violence of memory and the equal violence of its loss--from O. Henry Prize-winning author Emily Ruskovich
"Rennie Airth is one of the best detective writers around. And The Death of Kings is his best book yet."--Philip Kerr, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Side of Silence
New York Times-bestselling Tad Williams' ground-breaking epic fantasy saga of Osten Ard begins an exciting new cycle
Freya Miller, funny and tenacious with a taste for vodka, escapes a recent tragedy by answering an advertisement for a nursing job that promises LIGHT DUTIES. LARGE PAY. NO QUESTIONS ASKED OR ANSWERED. Her new employer is the infamous, eccentric, and stupendously rich Vincetti family, heads of the Halcyon Corporation.
"So delicately calibrated and precisely beautiful that one might not immediately sense the sledgehammer of pain building inside this book. And I mean that in the best way. What powerful tension and depth this provides "--Aimee Bender
People's Best New Books PickThe Wall Street Journal's Best New Mysteries "Fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will devour this fast-paced story."--InStyle
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice"Disturbing and magical....with a grace and eloquence." - NPR Books "Full of lush, mesmerizing detail and keen insight into the easy intimacy between young girls which disappears with adulthood." - The New Yorker
The year is 1888 and Jack the Ripper begins his reign of terror.
Look out for Jojo's new book, Still Me, the next book featuring Louisa Clark from Me Before You and After You, coming soon
Baptiste Molino has devoted his life to other people's happiness. Moored on his beloved houseboat on the edge of Toulouse, he helps his clients navigate the waters of contentment, whilst remaining careful never to make waves of his own.
Travel back in time to 1932 and book a first-class suite on the passenger liner RMS Aquitania, but take care, for among your fellow passengers is a ruthless killer.... Direct threats from Australia's warring Right and the Left having quieted, wealthy Rowland Sinclair and his group of bohemian friends are their way home to Sydney via New York after a lengthy stay in Europe.
First, Janet Marsh is told she'll have to wait before moving into her new home. Then she finds out the house has been vandalized. Again. The chief suspect? Una Graham, an advice columnist for the local paper--who's trying to make a name for herself as an investigative reporter.
An odyssey through the mind and memory of a washed-up writer, from one of Europe's most provocative novelists
"Wake presents an intense, suspenseful, and unusual tale of romantic suspense that will make readers question their perceptions of gender and relationships." --Booklist (starred review)
Do we belong to the Earth or does the Earth belong to us? The question raised by Chief Seathl almost two centuries ago continues to be the defining quandary of the wet, wild rainforests along the shores of the Pacific Northwest.
An audacious psychological thriller where nothing is what it seems.
Ted McKay had it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. Then the doorbell rings.
Usually the police work means minor injuries and mental health assessments. But teenager Solomon Idris's case is different. Idris has taken eight people hostage in a fast-food restaurant, and is demanding to see a lawyer and a BBC reporter. Harry is sent in to treat the clearly-ill teenager . . .
"The bell rings at midnight, as death requires it." - Irish proverbFrom "the dean of intrigue novelists" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) comes a knife-edge story of terrorism and revenge.
A page-turning new novel from the author of "Livability, "winner of the Oregon Book Award
Acclaimed Swedish author Camilla Grebe makes her solo American debut with a psychological thriller as cunning in its twists as it is captivating in its storytelling--for fans of the celebrated crime fiction of Camilla Lackberg, Jo Nesbo, Ruth Ware, and Fiona Barton.
From Dana Spiotta, the author of Eat the Document and Stone Arabia, "A brilliant novel...about female friendship, the limits of love and work, and costs of claiming your right to celebrate your triumphs and own your mistakes" (Elle).
A New York Times bestsellerAn ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
"Katniss Everdeen, you have competition."--Entertainment Weekly
The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Tearling trilogy.
**Named a Best Book of the Year by the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times**From the internationally acclaimed author of The Infatuations comes the mesmerizing story of a couple living in the shadow of a mysterious, unhappy history--a novel about the cruel, tender punishments we exact on those we love.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
But Jessica has a secret of her own ... a secret that may just mean she has a chance to make it out alive.
Edgar Award winning author Stefanie Pintoff shoots to thrill in her gripping new novel of suspense.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
#1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE GLASS KEY AWARD - previous winners include Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbo, Karin Fossum, Stieg Larsson and Arnaldur IndridasonWINNER OF THE DANISH DEBUTANT AWARD WINNER OF THE HARALD MOGENSEN PRIZE Publishers Weekly, Starred Review Booklist, Starred Review
Original introduction by Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan and Gun Machine
In this gorgeous fantasy in the spirit of Guy Gavriel Kay and Robin McKinley, a prince and a princess must work together to save their kingdom from outside invaders...and dangers within.Long ago the Kieba, last goddess in the world, raised up her mountain in the drylands of Carastind. Ever since then she has dwelled and protected the world from unending plagues and danger...
In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.
Grandeur and opulence are everything in the famed New Orleans Garden District where pets are family and no bling is too big. Opening Furry Godmother, pet boutique and organic treat bakery, is Lacy Marie Crocker's dream come true--until the glitter gun used to make her Shih Tzu tutus becomes a murder weapon. And Lacy becomes public enemy #1.
From the Booker short-listed author of Jamrach's Menagerie comes the extraordinary, moving, and unsettling tale of a woman, branded a freak from birth, who becomes an international sensation but longs for genuine human connection
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The incomparable hero of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back takes readers to school in his most explosive novel yet. After eleven straight global #1 bestsellers, discover the thrillers that The New York Times calls "utterly addictive."
From the bestselling author of The Boy Who Drew Monsters and The Stolen Child comes a modern take on the Orpheus and Eurydice Myth A Suspenseful tale of romance and enchantment
In the much-anticipated sequel to the "magnificent fantasy epic" (NPR) Grace of Kings, Emperor Kuni Garu is faced with the invasion of an invincible army in his kingdom and must quickly find a way to defeat the intruders.
One of PopSugar's "25 Books You're Going to Curl Up with this Fall."
"The Other Einstein takes you into Mileva's heart, mind, and study as she tries to forge a place for herself in a scientific world dominated by men."-Bustle
"A marvelous journey into both history and imagination...A perfectly compelling and fast-paced story" (San Francisco Chronicle) from Ron Hansen about an iconic American criminal of the old West: legendary outlaw, Billy the Kid.
"An exquisite meditation on motherhood, marriage and the meaning of home." --The New York TimesIn the tradition of The Hours and Revolutionary Road comes a "beautifully written and atmospheric" (Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites) novel set in England, Australia, and India in the early 1960s.
In his latest mystery set in Scotland and the Outer Hebrides, award-winning author Peter May spins a tale about three disparate cases that may or may not be linked...
Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his multiple award-winning stories for a groundbreaking collection--including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume.