New Books to Read in Literary Fiction | December 1

Literary fiction readers are in for a treat. This week’s latest releases list is full of intriguing reads you won’t want to miss! The new releases list includes so many bestselling authors like Catherine Ryan Hide, Joy Jordan-Lake, Julie Klassen, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy reading!



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The Buzziest Books of November | 2020

The Buzziest Books of November | 2020

The month of November was a great time for readers with a host of exciting releases from bestselling authors. There were so many page-turning novels that captivated us from cover to cover this month. If you want to catch up on the books everyone was talking about, here are our choices for the buzziest books of November. Happy reading!


Daylight

by David Baldacci

Release Date: November 17, 2020

For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy’s disappearance, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet: the identity of her sister’s kidnapper, Ito Vincenzo. With time running out, Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum race to Vincenzo’s last known location in Trenton, New Jersey.

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A Promised Land

by Barack Obama

Release Date: November 17, 2020

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

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Ready Player Two

by Ernest Cline

Release Date: November 24, 2020

Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous—and addictive—than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest—a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize.

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The Law of Innocence

by Michael Connelly

Release Date: November 10, 2020

On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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The Ickabog

by J K Rowling

Release Date: November 10, 2020

Once upon a time there was a tiny kingdom called Cornucopia, as rich in happiness as it was in gold, and famous for its food. From the delicate cream cheeses of Kurdsburg to the Hopes-of-Heaven pastries of Chouxville, each was so delicious that people wept with joy as they ate them.

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Fortune and Glory

by Janet Evanovich

Release Date: November 3, 2020

When Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur’s new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair…and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli’s treasure, they discover that they’re not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way—along with a new adversary who’s even more formidable.

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White Ivy

by Susie Yang

Release Date: November 3, 2020

Ivy Lin is a thief and a liar—but you’d never know it by looking at her. Raised outside of Boston, Ivy’s immigrant grandmother relies on Ivy’s mild appearance for cover as she teaches her granddaughter how to pilfer items from yard sales and second-hand shops. Thieving allows Ivy to accumulate the trappings of a suburban teen—and, most importantly, to attract the attention of Gideon Speyer, the golden boy of a wealthy political family.

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The Awakening

by Nora Roberts

Release Date: November 24, 2020

When Breen Kelly was a girl, her father would tell her stories of magical places. Now she’s an anxious twentysomething mired in student debt and working a job she hates. But one day she stumbles upon a shocking discovery: her mother has been hiding an investment account in her name. It has been funded by her long-lost father—and it’s worth nearly four million dollars.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | November 2020

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! November had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors Clive Cussler, Jayne Ann Krentz, James Patterson, Elizabeth Strout, Bernard Cornwell, Pam Jenoff, Nora Roberts, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction

Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | November 2020

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! November had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors Clive Cussler, Jayne Ann Krentz, James Patterson, Elizabeth Strout, Bernard Cornwell, Pam Jenoff, Nora Roberts, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction

Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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New Books to Read in Literary Fiction | November 24

Literary fiction readers are in for a treat. This week’s latest releases list is full of intriguing reads you won’t want to miss! The new releases list includes so many bestselling authors like Bernard Cornwell, Zeyn Joukhadar, Philippa Gregory, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy reading!



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Interview with Evy Journey, author of The Shade Under the Mango Tree

What can you tell us about your new release, The Shade Under the Mango Tree?

The Shade Under the Mango Tree is a multicultural/transcultural story told partly through journal entries. From birth, Luna, the multiracial Asian-Hawaiian-Caucasian protagonist—no longer unusual in the story’s West Coast setting—is exposed to different cultures. The mango tree and its fruit is symbolic of that heritage. A year after college, she chooses to travel to an ancient culture with a deadly history where she confronts a harsh reality she never imagined.

The love that blossoms between Luna and Lucien, the young architect who inspires her to travel, starts with the journal she has lost. But, as one reviewer says, the novel is far more complex than the usual storybook romance. It’s more about forging one’s unique path through the choices they make.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, which is also an epistolary novel.

Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

It’s not enough to be open to possibilities, your life may be fuller if you actively seek them out.

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?

Doing art, lately mostly digital art. But I occasionally go back to oils (or acrylics) and pastels. Art-making is so absorbing, though, and gets me engaged for hours once I get into it.

What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?

Literally, it’s traveling. The world is big, varied, and full of wonder. It teaches you or shows you so many things you would never know or experience if you stayed home or traveled only within the borders of your country. You expand your own world when you travel (not just sight-see) and get to know more about how other people in other lands live.

What scene in The Shade Under the Mango Tree was your favorite to write?

I love reunions so it has to be that scene in the second to the last chapter when, all alone in a foreign land and beaten by her experience—though she isn’t aware of it yet—Luna hears a knock on the door. She’s packing to return home and doesn’t believe anyone could have anything more to ask of her. But the insistent knocking compels her to peek through her window. She sees someone she never expected to see in that faraway place. Please read the book to find out what happens.

Evy Journeyis the author of the new book The Shade Under the Mango Tree

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New Books to Read in Literary Fiction | November 17

Literary fiction readers are in for a treat. This week’s latest releases list is full of intriguing reads you won’t want to miss! The new releases list includes so many bestselling authors like Evy Journey, Danielle Steel, David Hopen, Simon Han, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy reading!



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New Literary Fiction Novels For Your Reading List | November 2020

New Literary Fiction Novels For Your Reading List | November 2020

Have you been searching for some new novels for your reading list? You won’t want to miss these amazing new release literary fiction novels! Check out our latest recommendations from bestselling authors Tom E. Hicklin, Evy Journey, David Biro, Jess Walter, Bryan Washington, and Samantha Rajaram. Enjoy your new books!


Sunset Over the Rockies

by Tom E. Hicklin

Release Date: September 1, 2020

“…Sunset Over the Rockies is a fast paced, tightly written tale that will keep the reader turning pages, right to the end.” After three years of brutal fighting in the American Civil War, Bill Barton and his best friend head west, hoping to strike it rich in the gold fields of Colorado. But an attack on the road to Central City leaves his friend dead and Bill badly injured. Barely recovered and no longer having the heart for prospecting, Bill moves to Denver. Soon he must face another horrifying act of violence, instigated by the same man who had killed his partner and left him for dead.

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The Shade Under the Mango Tree

by Evy Journey

Release Date: November 2, 2020

After two heartbreaking losses, Luna wants adventure. Something and somewhere very different from the affluent, sheltered home in California and Hawaii where she grew up. An adventure in which she can also make some difference. She ends up in a place where she gets more than she bargained for. Lucien, a worldly, well-traveled young architect, finds a stranger’s journal at a café. He has qualms and pangs of guilt about reading it. But they don’t stop him. His decision to go on reading changes his life. Months later, Luna and Lucien meet at a bookstore.

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This Magnificent Dappled Sea

by David Biro

Release Date: November 1, 2020

In a small Northern Italian village, nine-year-old Luca Taviano catches a stubborn cold and is subsequently diagnosed with leukemia. His only hope for survival is a bone marrow transplant. After an exhaustive search, a match turns up three thousand miles away in the form of a most unlikely donor: Joseph Neiman, a rabbi in Brooklyn, New York, who is suffering from a debilitating crisis of faith.

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The Cold Millions

by Jess Walter

Release Date: October 27, 2020

“One of the most captivating novels of the year.” An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams.

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Memorial

by Bryan Washington

Release Date: October 27, 2020

“Made me think about the nature of love, and family, and anger, and grief, and love again.” Benson and Mike are two young guys who live together in Houston. Mike is a Japanese American chef at a Mexican restaurant and Benson’s a Black daycare teacher, and they’ve been together for a few years—good years—but now they’re not sure why they’re still a couple. There’s the sex, sure, and the meals Mike cooks for Benson, and, well, they love each other.

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The Company Daughters

by Samantha Rajaram

Release Date: October 30, 2020

“I loved every moment of it.” Amsterdam, 1620. Jana Beil has learned that life rarely provides moments of joy. Having run away from a violent father, her days are spent searching for work in an effort to stay out of the city brothels, where desperate women trade their bodies for a mouthful of bread. But when Jana is hired as a servant for the wealthy and kind Master Reynst and his beautiful daughter Sontje, Jana’s future begins to look brighter.

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Interview with Tom E. Hicklin, Author of Sunset Over the Rockies

What can you tell us about your new release, Sunset Over the Rockies?

Sunset Over the Rockies is the story of Bill Barton, a veteran of the American Civil War, trying to make a future for himself in the young town of Denver after his best friend is killed and he is left for dead in a violent attack on the road to Central City. After a year of loneliness and longing for more in a frontier town, Bill finally finds love and a promising future, only to have everything taken from him in a tragic act of revenge.

Sunset Over the Rockies is the story of the clash when civilization, with its quest for structure and morality, meets the uncompromising brutality of the wilderness. It’s what happens when that clash wears one man down until he has to choose: Embrace the brutality and seek revenge, or rise above it and seek justice.

But also Sunset Over the Rockies is the story of my hometown, and what it may have been like in its infancy.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always been a bookworm, reading in my room when my brothers would be out playing. I think and dream in stories. Even when I did play, it was filled with complex characterizations and elaborate backstories. When it came time to choose a major in college, English with an emphasis on Creative Writing, seemed like a no-brainer.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I’m not a big fan of these kinds of questions. I’m 61 years old and have been reading my whole life. Trying to come up with a top-five would be disingenuous because it would be so skewed toward the thinks I’ve read recently. My interests have changed dramatically over the years. As a child, I would read anything about American history, specifically the Civil War or the Revolution. In my teens, I got into science fiction and fantasy. One of my favorite books at that time was Riverworld, by Phillip J. Farmer, because it took all those historical figures I’d been reading about (not to mention Mark Twain, one of my favorite authors) and put them in a science fiction setting. I was a big fan of Jack London and Ernest Hemingway and wish authors could live like that now—typing out bestsellers on a clipper in the South Pacific, or a room in old Havana or Paris. Instead, I just sit and my living room and clunk away on a Mac. These days my reading as taken a more jaundiced approach, constantly evaluating plot and characters, appreciating a particularly well-crafted phrase, or wincing and laughing knowingly at something that just didn’t come of quite right. Interestingly enough, it hasn’t depreciated my love of reading at all. If anything, it’s enhanced it.

I think this is the longest non-answer from a non-politician ever.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Jack London: What are your top five favorite books? (Just kidding.) I would ask him about his adventures in Alaska and the South Pacific, and how they influenced his writing.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The characters. I find after living with these made up people for weeks or months on end I come to love them in a way. Writing the death of a major character is not easy for me.

What is a typical day like for you?

I don’t have a typical day. I still work a regular job in retail. On the days I do have to myself just to work on my craft, I usually write in the morning and, since I’m self-published, spend the afternoon working on ways to sell more books.

What scene from Sunset Over the Rockies was your favorite to write?

I loved describing the beauty of the Rockies and the Colorado skies at the beginning of the book. There’s no place on earth quite like it.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

I live by the golden rule as much as I can: Do unto others, as you would have others do unto you.

Tom E. Hicklin is the author of the new book Sunset Over the Rockies.

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New Books to Read in Literary Fiction | November 10

Literary fiction readers are in for a treat. This week’s latest releases list is full of intriguing reads you won’t want to miss! The new releases list includes so many bestselling authors like Tom E. Hicklin, Paulo Coelho, Margaret Atwood, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy reading!



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