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Recent Arrivals in Fiction


By Diane Gravell

There are many new fiction books for your enjoyment on the Recent Arrivals shelf at the Biblioteca. They include Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, Autumn by Ali Smith, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk, Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig, Mrs. Osmond by John Banville, Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami, House of Names by Colm Toibin, and Future of the Living God by Louise Erdrich. They are located in the English section of the library.

The list continues with more of these well-reviewed and recommended new stories: A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman. The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott, Sourdough by Robin Sloan, Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo, Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks, Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli, Five-Carat Soul by James McBride, The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, The Golden House by Salman Rushdie, Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar, The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza, The Body Where I Was Born by Guadalupe Nettel, The Wonder by Emma Donoghue, The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam, The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne, House Among the Trees by Julia Glass, Chemistry by Weike Wang, The Leavers by Lisa Ko, Less by Andrew Sean Greer, The Floating World by C. Morgan Babst, A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe, Marlena by Julie Buntin, Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin, Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King, and Solar Bones by Mike McCormack.

A few historical fiction books have also found their way into our library. They include Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, The World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews, The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish, The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, Sudden Death by Alvaro Enrigue, The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, and Days Without End by Sebastian Barry.

The list ends with these mysteries and thrillers: Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel, A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre, Wolf on a String by Benjamin Black, Glass Houses by Louise Penny, The Thirst: A Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbo, Universal Harvester by John Darnielle, The Shadow Land by Attica Locke, Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr, Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke, Not a Sound: A Thriller by Heather Gudenkauf, The Long Drop by Denise Mina, Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives, and Every Night I Dream of Hell by Malcolm MacKay.

“In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still, and absorbed.”

– Germaine Greer


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