New Literary Fiction Books For Your Reading List | Fall 2019

New Literary Fiction Books For Your Reading List | Fall 2019

The seasons are changing and now is the perfect time to stock up on some new literary fiction books for your fall reading list. Don’t miss exciting new novels from Marc Grossberg, Elizabeth Strout, Zadie Smith, Ann Patchett, André Aciman, and Fiona Valpy. Enjoy your new books!


The Best People

by Marc Grossberg

Release Date: October 8, 2019

A former cop from Brooklyn, Paddy Moran is now a licensed attorney in Houston with big dreams and aspirations. After surviving some early challenges, he manages to land two high-profile clients. After some outstanding outcomes, he finds himself on the success trajectory in the upper echelons of the city’s divorce bar. Can Paddy balance his thirst for recognition with his sense of right and wrong?

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Olive, Again

by Elizabeth Strout

Release Date: October 15, 2019

The new novel from New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout… Olive, Again follows the life of beloved Olive Kitteridge. Olive is struggling to understand not only herself but the lives of everyone around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. “Strout managed to make me love this strange woman I’d never met, who I knew nothing about. What a terrific writer she is.”—Zadie Smith.

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Grand Union: Stories

by Zadie Smith

Release Date: October 8, 2019

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, Grand Union is a collection of short stories from bestselling author Zadie Smith… Including 11 new and unpublished stories, Smith combines her power of observation and her imitable voice to mine the complex experience of life in the modern world.

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The Dutch House

by Ann Patchett

Release Date: September 24, 2019

The Dutch House is the new novel from Ann Patchett, the New York Times Bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder… When the Second World War ended, Cyril Conroy uses some luck and a canny investment to begin a real estate empire. His first order of business is to buy a lavish estate in the Philadelphia suburbs, the Dutch House.

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Find Me

by Andre Aciman

Release Date: October 29, 2019

From the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name, André Aciman… Find Me tells the story of Elio’s father, Samuel, as he takes a trip from Florence to Rome. He is traveling to visit Elio, who is now a gifted pianist. But a chance encounter on the train with a beautiful woman upends his plans.

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The Dressmaker’s Gift

by Fiona Valpy

Release Date: October 1, 2019

Paris, 1940. While their city is occupied by Nazis, three young seamstresses try to go about their normal lives. But all of three of these women are keeping secrets. Mireille is fighting for the Resistance, Claire is in a relationship with a German officer, and Vivienne can’t reveal her involvement to either of them.

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Interview with Marc Grossberg, Author of The Best People

What can you tell us about your new release, The Best People?

I don’t even think I know how to answer that. I hope it is a good read with authentic characters that will make the readers happy they read it and that there will be some things they recall from time to time that gave them insights to themselves and other people in their lives. I hope the readers can come to love the glitzy meritocracy that is Houston, Texas almost as much as I do.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

The people my parents admired most when I was young were artists, musicians and writers. I’ve been wanting to write a novel since I was 16. David Westheimer (“Von Ryan’s Express” among others ) was a relative and a novelist. I held him in the highest esteem. He encouraged my writing. There have been times when I wished the household heroes had been entrepreneurs because I don’t think I have an entrepreneurial bone in my body.

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

I am going to respond not so much for greatness but for what took me in and I’m including only fiction. I’m leaving off classics because that would be pretentious and I love modern fiction anyway

Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe

Herzog – Saul Bellow

Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

100 Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

And

Marjorie Morningstar (Okay – give me that one and Wouk did win a Nobel Prize for Literature)

The World According to Garp – John Irving

A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

Three that go together Catch 22/Slaughterhouse Five/ Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

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

Philip Roth and Tom Wolfe are dead, so Milan Kundera. Your work is so beautiful in English and it obviously is in the original French. I want to understand the relationship you have with your translators.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The self-deception of having created something very good.

What is a typical day like for you?

Much different than when I was more full-time as a lawyer. If I’m in Houston, I get up when I get up, I try to work out and do my ablutions. I quit reading the paper in 2016 but I’m edging back. Lately, I think I spend at least five hours a day working on things relating to the publication of The Best People. When I go to the office, it’s usually after lunch. I frequently go to something that entertains me in the evenings and that runs the gamut from The Astros to literary readings to movies and sometimes just good conversation with bright interesting people.

What scene in The Best People was your favorite to write?

Until that question, I never thought about it but I know it is the ending scene.

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

Yes. I live in the NOW. I go wherever my green light tells me the intersection might be interesting. I accept the consequences of all the decisions I have made.

Marc Grossberg is the author of the new book The Best People.

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New Books to Read in Literary Fiction | October 8

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 Marc Grossberg, Zadie Smith, Olivia Hawker, Sarah Hall, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy reading!



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New Books to Read in Literary Fiction | October 8

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 Marc Grossberg, Zadie Smith, Olivia Hawker, Sarah Hall, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy reading!



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Oprah’s Book Club Returns with Apple Partnership

In some exciting news for book lovers, Oprah’s Book Club is making a return in a new partnership with Apple across Apple Books and Apple TV+. Oprah’s Book Club will connect a community of readers around the world and help them discover exciting books by today’s most thought-provoking authors.

For every one of Oprah’s Book Club selections that are sold on Apple Books, Apple will make a contribution to the American Library Association.

“Few people in the world can bring us together like Oprah, whose compassion and grace celebrating the power of books are unmatched,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “It’s our honor to provide a new platform for Oprah’s Book Club and support the American Library Association in opening hearts and minds to the joy of reading.”

 

“I am who I am today because of the experience of learning to read at an early age. Reading opened up a whole world for me beyond the red dirt road and my grandmother’s porch in Mississippi,” said Oprah Winfrey. “I want to do that for everybody. And the opportunity to do this with Apple, to speak to people all over the world about the pleasures, the excitement, the tension, the drama that a good book can bring you … I don’t know what’s better than that.”

The first selection for the new Oprah’s Book Club is The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Oprah will interview Coates in the first episode of her new Apple TV+ series starting on November 1st.


The Water Dancer

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Release Date: September 24, 2019

The new book from the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates… Hiram Walker’s mother was sold away when he was very young, he was robbed of all memory of her. But he was gifted a mysterious power. This power saved his life when he almost drowned in a river years later. Hiram’s brush with death spurs a daring scheme… to escape the only home he has ever known.

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New Books to Read in Literary Fiction | October 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 Carol Anshaw, Kate Walbert, Jeanette Winterson, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy reading!



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Our Audiobook Playlist For September | 2019

Our Audiobook Playlist For September | 2019

We wanted to share with you some of our favorite audiobooks we’ve been listening to in September. Our playlist includes a little something for everyone, from mystery, literary fiction, fantasy, romance, and biography/memoir. Grab your headphones and happy listening!


You Have to Believe Me

by Sunday Tomassetti

Release Date: September 20, 2019

Every day after work, Dove Damiani drives past her ex-house, where her ex-husband lives with her ex-yoga instructor. Her ex-life that used to be perfect. From the outside, Dove seems to be bitter and resentful. So when her former husband is found dead in the birch grove outside of Dove’s apartment, no time is wasted in making her a person of interest.

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Anyone But Rich

by Penelope Bloom

Release Date: September 3, 2019

The first book in the new Anyone But… series by Penelope Bloom… My best friend and I made a promise to each other seven years ago. No matter what, we wouldn’t date one of the King Brothers. But guess who just flew back into our lives on a private jet? And guess who showed up to my job on my first day? Richard King. It didn’t take me long to realize he hadn’t changed.

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Permanent Record

by Edward Snowden

Release Date: September 17, 2019

For the first time, listen to the life of Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US Government for mass surveillance. Learn how he helped to build this surveillance system and the reasons why he was compelled to expose the truth.

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Immortals

by Joshua Smith

Release Date: September 17, 2019

The first book in the new Essencers of Aelathis series by Joshua Smith… Stories have been told for thousands of years about a terrible sorceress who’s given all her power to end the ancient world. But the stories were just that. There are signs of Sorceress Jocina’s power returning. And she wants to finish the job.

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A Better Man

by Louise Penny

Release Date: August 27, 2019

A new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from New York Times Bestselling Author Louise Penny… It is Gamache’s first day back as the head of the homicide department and floodwaters are rising across the province. Amidst the turmoil, a father approaches Gamache asking for help to find his daughter. As more crisis’ emerge, he is tempted to call off the search for Vivienne Godin, but with a daughter of his own, he develops an empathy for this distraught father.

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Instant Gratification

by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: August 27, 2019

I am the premier best-man-for hire in Manhattan. I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos,” I turn to my best friend’s sister. She’s also my good friend and I lust after her completely… I mean Trust her completely. We’ve only fallen off the wagon once, I’m sure we can make it through these weddings.

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The Buzziest Books of September | 2019

The Buzziest Books of September | 2019

The month of September 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 September. Happy reading!


The Institute

by Stephen King

Release Date: September 10, 2019

On a quiet suburban street in Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Elis’s parents and he is loaded into a black SUV. In the morning he wakes up at The Institute. He is in a room that looks just like his own but with no windows. Outside his door are other doors, all that have other kids… kids with special talents.

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The Testaments

by Margaret Atwood

Release Date: September 10, 2019

The sequel to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale… Fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale the Republic of Gilead regime maintains its grip on power. But it may be starting to rot from within. Follow three very different women as their lives converge.

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The Water Dancer

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Release Date: September 24, 2019

The new book from the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates… Hiram Walker’s mother was sold away when he was very young, he was robbed of all memory of her. But he was gifted a mysterious power. This power saved his life when he almost drowned in a river years later. Hiram’s brush with death spurs a daring scheme… to escape the only home he has ever known.

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All He’ll Ever Be

by Willow Winters

Release Date: September 22, 2019

The entire Merciless series in one complete collection… I now understand why Beauty fell in love with the Beast. But there is no magical rose that will turn Carter Cross into a prince. He will always be a beast. He is a cold-hearted mafia king that is trapped in a castle of his own making. I am the daughter of his enemy. I am his new possession.

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The Immortal City

by Amy Kuivalainen

Release Date: September 19, 2019

Dr. Penelope Bryne has always been intrigued by the unexplainable and magical history of Atlantis. When an ancient script is found at a murder site, she travels to Venice to help solve the mystery. There she meets Alexis Donato and everything she believes is challenged. What she doesn’t know is that Alexis has spent many years trying to sabotage Penelope’s career and cover up the truth… that Atlantis had seven magicians who survived and it is up to him to protect them.

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The Clockwork House

by Wendy Saunders

Release Date: August 26, 2019

Ava Cortez spent her childhood drifting from town to town, dreaming of a normal life and a home to call her own. When her mother passes away, she makes a shocking discovery that her mother had a significant amount of money which she concealed from her. It turns out she also had an old rambling Victorian house on a small island in Midnight, Maine. The place where her mother was born.

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The Mars One Incident

by Kelly Curtis

Release Date: August 30, 2019

In 2635, the people on Earth live in a utopia that is free of tech. Captain Alma Johnson is one of the few permitted to use technology as a part of the human fleet. It is up to her and her starship to protect humanity’s holdings in the solar system, one that is overpopulated with aggressive aliens and pirates. But now she finds herself on a doomed mission.

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Two Worlds of Provenance

by Angelina J. Steffort

Release Date: August 31, 2019

The first book in the Two Worlds series by bestselling author Angelina J. Steffort… When Maray Johnson heads out to explore her new neighborhood, she certainly didn’t expect to see a medieval sword fight. She definitely didn’t expect to be the first responder to an injured boy, who despite having some serious wounds, has the nerve to kidnap her into an alternate dimension.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | September 2019

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! September 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 Stuart Woods, Linwood Barclay, John Sandford, Janet Evanovich, Jodi Picoult, John Scalzi, Marie Lu, Margaret Rogerson, 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 | September 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 Ann Patchett, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alice Hoffman, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy reading!



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