New Books to Read in Literary Fiction | December 3

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 Virginia Kantra, Jeff Vandermeer, David Rawlings, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy reading!



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New Books to Read in Literary Fiction | November 26

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 Danielle Steel, Bernard Cornwell, Rochelle Alers, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy reading!



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Our Audiobook Playlist For November | 2019

Our Audiobook Playlist For November | 2019

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


Beneath the Ashes

by Dea Poirier

Release Date: November 19, 2019

Detective Claire Calderwood is haunted by memories of her murdered sister when she arrives at a grisly murder scene. She has dealt with horrible crimes before, but this one strikes close to home. The victim is tied to a motel bed, her head covered in plastic, and her body sprinkled with ashes. When a second girl is found murdered, Claire suspects it is the work of a serial killer. As she dives into the case and evidence mounts, she finds herself in profound danger.

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Overnight Service

by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: October 29, 2019

The fourth book in the Always Satisfied Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely… There are three reasons why sleeping with the enemy is a terrible idea: She is my biggest rival, she is also my ex, and we’re going up against each other to win the hottest new client on the market.

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Longbow

by Wayne Grant

Release Date: April 28, 2017

To celebrate the launch of the final book in The Saga of Roland Inness series, A Question of Honour, we thought we would go back to the very beginning and listen to Longbow. Follow along in this historical fiction story about a peasant boy with an unusual talent. He has learned the art of making a Longbow and the skill to use it with deadly accuracy.

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VanOps: The Lost Power

by Avanti Centrae

Release Date: November 8, 2019

Spain 1057. During a thunderous battle, the first King of Aragon gets hold of Alexander the Great’s priceless Egyptian weapon from the Moors. He soon discovers it holds a terrifying and mysterious power. Nearly a thousand years later, gunshots rip through the silence of a fog-shrouded Napa Valley. Maddy Marshall and her twin brother, Will Argones, run towards the sound to discover a sniper has taken down two members of their family.

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Half Truths

by Claire Contreras

Release Date: October 17, 2019

Everyone has heard rumors of these groups. The secretive ones that only the crème de la crème are invited to. I am the second in my family invited into one. But I’m just new money to them. I am here for their amusement and to be walked over. Soon enough they will realize I am not one of them and I am here for revenge.

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The Innocents

by Michael Crummey

Release Date: November 12, 2019

In an isolated cove on Newfoundland’s northern coastline, a brother and sister have been left orphaned. They are just children, with only the barest notion of the outside world. They have nothing but the family’s boat and the little knowledge passed on by their mother and father.

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The Buzziest Books of November | 2019

The Buzziest Books of November | 2019

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!


A Minute to Midnight

by David Baldacci

Release Date: November 19, 2019

The second book in An Atlee Pine Thriller by New York Times Bestselling Author David Baldacci… The life of FBI Agent Atlee Pine was never the same after her twin sister was kidnapped–and likely murdered–thirty years ago. After battling her lifetime of uncertainty, she finally is forced to confront her demons if she wants to stay in the FBI. Along with her assistant Carol Blum, they return to her hometown to see what they can uncover.

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Spun Out

by Lorelei James

Release Date: November 5, 2019

The tenth book in the New York Times Bestselling Blacktop Cowboys Series by Lorelei James… After spending years in the Army, Bailey Masterson is equipped for many things. But nothing prepared her for caring for five-year-old Olivia Hale. Or how to control her attraction to Olivia’s father, Streeter, the rugged cattle rancher.

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The Rise of Magicks

by Nora Roberts

Release Date: November 26, 2019

The third book in the Chronicles of The One series by New York Times Bestselling Author Nora Roberts… After civilization was destroyed by the sickness known as the Doom, magick is now commonplace. Fallon Swift has spent years learning its ways and cannot rest until she frees those that have been preyed upon by the government or the Purity Warriors. She is determined to save those locked up in laboratories and brutalized for years on end.

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Adjustments

by Will Willingham

Release Date: October 3, 2019

It all started with an old man’s call to the insurance company for minor house repairs. Once the adjuster arrived, a journey both tender and tough is set in motion. Both men need each other in ways that will take time to discover. Things get complicated because the adjuster also needs (and is needed by) his aged landlady Pearl Jenkins. This friendship is both fraught and kind.

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Blood and Sand

by Michael Lister

Release Date: November 14, 2019

The 23rd book in the John Jordan Mysteries series by New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Lister. Inspired by the real case of Madeleine McCann… Three-year-old Magdalene Dacosta vanishes on the night of her parents’ Winter Solstice party and is never seen again. How did it happen? The home was locked and security cameras show no one entering or leaving. It is up to Detective John Jordan to figure out this seemingly impossible crime.

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Cathedral

by Addison Cain

Release Date: November 18, 2019

The first book in the new Cradle of Darkness series by Addison Cain… I had to sell my soul to win her. First, it was to her devil of a father. Then to the true devil himself. The price exacted nothing less than eternal fealty. I would relinquish this a thousand times if I could possess the dark Princess’ love. She may hate me, but I will love her forever.

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Legacy of the Lost

by Lindsey Fairleigh

Release Date: November 1, 2019

Cora Blackthorn’s sole link to the outside world is online gaming. Anxious and reclusive, she also has a condition that makes human touch crippling. Being confined to a small island in the Puget Sound, she never gets to accompany her mother on her tomb-raiding adventures. When she receives a cryptic SOS from her mom in a mysterious package, she uncovers the shocking truth about her condition… that it’s actually a gift not of this world.

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The Revisioners

by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Release Date: November 5, 2019

From the author of National Book Award nominee, A Kind of Freedom… In the year 1924, Josephine is proud to own a thriving farm. After channeling otherworldly power to free herself from slavery as a child, she now has an uneasy friendship growing with her neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte. But Charlotte has also sought solace somewhere else, with the Ku Klux Clan.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | November 2019

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! October 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 Stephen King, Harlan Coben, James Patterson, Lisa Scottoline, Marie Benedict, Stuart Woods, Karen Thompason Walker, Tom Kratman, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction


Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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New Historical Fiction Books For Your Reading List | Fall 2019

New Historical Fiction Books For Your Reading List | Fall 2019

Have you been searching everywhere for some new additions to your reading list? You are in luck because we’ve made a list of some of our favorite new historical fiction books from bestselling authors Wayne Grant, Suzanne Kelman, Ann Howard Creel, Melanie Metzenthin, Robert Harris, and Bernard Cornwell. Enjoy!


A Question of Honour

by Wayne Grant

Release Date: October 8, 2019

The seventh and final book in the bestselling The Saga of Roland Inness series by Wayne Grant… King Richard has called on Roland and the legendary Invalid Company to serve in the war against King Philip of France. As Roland leads the Invalid Company into harm’s way, his old enemy buys his way out of exile and threatens all that Roland holds dear back in England.

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A View Across the Rooftops

by Suzanne Kelman

Release Date: October 25, 2019

Professor Josef Held feels helpless as Nazis occupy his beloved city. When he discovers that a former pupil Michael Blum wants to escape the Gestapo, he offers a place for him to hide. In the quiet gloom of the secret room in his attic, Michael talks of his beautiful girlfriend, Elke. He is determined that not even the Nazis could come between them. But she is a non-Jewish Dutch girl and their relationship is forbidden.

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Mercy Road

by Ann Howard Creel

Release Date: November 19, 2019

1917. Arlene Favier has to find a way to support her mother and younger brother after their home burns to the ground, taking her father with it. They will all be impoverished if she doesn’t succeed. While job opportunities are scarce, an opportunity arises with the American Women’s Hospital. They need ambulance drivers to join their all-female team of doctors and nurses bound for war-torn France.

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A Fight in Silence

by Melanie Metzenthin

Release Date: November 15, 2019

Germany 1926. Everything feels possible when Richard and Paula meet in Hamburg. Soon they fall in love, marry, and have beautiful twins. Life is looking bright when Richard qualifies as a psychiatrist. The only sadness comes when they discover their son, Georg, is deaf. Their happiness soon turns to horror when the Nazis order doctors to euthanize anyone the regime deems imperfect.

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The Second Sleep

by Robert Harris

Release Date: November 19, 2019

1468. Christopher Fairfax is a young priest that has arrived in the remote Exmoor village to conduct a funeral for his predecessor. Ancient artefacts are strewn around the land around him. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death?

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Sword of Kings

by Bernard Cornwell

Release Date: November 26, 2019

The 12th book in the Saxon Tales series by Bernard Cornwell… Political turmoil has returned as the fading King Edward starts to lose control over his successors and their supporters. There are at least two potential heirs and doubts are rising about whether the once separate states of Wessex and Mercia will hold together.

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Interview with Will Willingham, Author of Adjustments

What can you tell us about your new release, Adjustments?

It’s a humorous and thoughtful story of a claim adjuster named Will Phillips, who works in a small town on the South Dakota plains. The story unfolds through his encounters with colorful characters and the deepening relationships with his landlady, a customer, and a neighbor. Overall, it explores how friendship changes us, and we change it, in unexpected ways.
But each time someone reads the story and talks to me about it, I find that they unearth more of the undercurrents that run below the surface: themes like identity, manhood secrets, the past.
Depending on one’s own frame of reference, there are themes that will jump off the page while those same themes will go unnoticed by another reader. For instance, one reviewer asked why the book was not being marketed as LGBTQ lit, while another didn’t see that at all and noted it was simply a story about a life. (Spoiler: there is no overt queer component in this story, but some will find a resonance all the same.)
You could also understand it as a story of poetry and literature, music, or the unique job of adjusting. In the end, it’s an exploration of the things that hold us back, and the unexpected ways we can move forward with a little help from our truest friends.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I don’t recall a time that I did not want to be a writer, from the time I stapled the pages of my pilgrim story together in first grade. It may have been solidified listening to my 6th grade teacher read Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” and being fascinated at how words arranged a certain way could make a guy feel.

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

This list refreshes about every 5-10 years, but currently:
A General Theory of Love – Richard Lannon, Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini
Man Alive – Thomas Page McBee
Rumors of Water – L.L. Barkat
The Faraway Nearby – Rebecca Solnit
Donkey Gospel – Tony Hoagland

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

John Keats figures prominently in Adjustments. If I had the chance, I’d sit him down at that talk show desk and ask him to say more about negative capability.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The writing process, for me, is about integration. I can have all the ideas in the world floating around in my head. But the process of writing brings those ideas together, in some ways knits fractured pieces into something cohesive. Seeing that cohesive whole is restorative.

What is a typical day like for you?

Well, unlike my character Will Phillips, I’m not running claims anymore. I train adjusters now. So a typical day for me is getting up early, going to the office and having a little breakfast and some tea or coffee, depending on the day, and trying to get some things done before I go into the classroom for 8 hours. After that, I come home, fix a little dinner, and sit down to read a bit, maybe catch up with friends and family, and some nights I might try to catch a glimpse of Schitt’s Creek on Netflix.

What scene in Adjustments was your favorite to write?

As the relationships in the story unfold, some very unexpectedly even for me as the author, one scene that was terrific fun to write and see personalities develop was when Pearl Jenkins, the protagonist’s landlady, has invited him and the new girl across the street for dinner in an obvious matchmaking scheme.
Will consequently invites Joe, his new friend, to join them in a counter-move to try to matchmake Joe with Pearl. Much of the dialogue in this story is written in a bantering style, which was always fun to write as I virtually acted the scenes out at my desk or at a table in a coffee shop. That banter hits its peak in this scene as Pearl is thrown totally off guard by the introduction of the fourth guest. There are chases around the kitchen with wet towel snaps, knives flourishing, and kicks under the table, along with clever conversation and a little poignancy to boot. Writing that scene was when I first realized that Pearl would be a force to reckon with in the story, a character who could (and must) truly stand on her own, and not just be a secondary figure to help move the story along. (In fact, she’s such a strong, endearing, and humorous character that she now has her own Ask Pearl advice column.)

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

I suspect there probably is, but I tend to think that it might be more clear to let others reveal to us the philosophy we live by—based on how they experience the way we live and move in the world. (That, probably, will tell you something about the philosophy I live by.)

Will Willingham is the author of the new book Adjustments.

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New Books to Read in Literary Fiction | November 19

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 Wayne Grant, Will Willingham, Elizabeth Berg, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy reading!



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Interview with Wayne Grant, Author of A Question of Honour

What can you tell us about your new release, A Question of Honour?

A Question of Honour is the seventh and final book in The Saga of Roland Inness. The Saga tells the story of a boy who kills the wrong deer on the wrong nobleman’s land and becomes a fugitive only to rise to command Richard the Lionheart’s most feared troops, the Invalid Company. The series follows Roland Inness from the Midlands of England to the 3rd Crusade then back home to find King Richard’s realm engulfed in treason and rebellion. It’s a story about a brutal time, but mostly, it’s a story about courage, loyalty and honor—with a good deal of humor thrown in. In the final book, Roland faces agonizing choices as he fights to support the King and keep his honor intact.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I did not set out to write a novel, much less a 7 book series! Longbow, the first book in the Saga, began as a story told to my two sons when they were younger. They loved the character of Roland with his longbow and, after a time, I found it hard to keep making up new adventures off the top of my head. So I started writing them down. After a story a week for about four months I looked back and realized that I was indeed writing a book! So I owe it to two little boys, who are now grown men.

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

The Killer Angels—Michael Shaara; Mr. Midshipman Hornblower—CS Forester; Jubal Sackett—Louis L’Amour; Call it Courage—Armstrong Sperry; A Man Called Ove—Fredrik Backman. This last book I’ve just recently read and it in a wholly different genre than the others, but the writing is just incredible.

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

Fredrik Backman—How did you make us love a curmudgeon like Ove so much? Magic?

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

When I manage to write a sentence that’s just right. The last sentence in the next to last chapter of A Question of Honour as well as the last sentence of the book were like that for me.

What is a typical day like for you?

Don’t really have a typical day. I’m a streaky writer and usually fritter away whole days early on as I develop a new book. I agonize over plot a lot. Only when I get within 3 months of my (self-imposed) deadline do I get disciplined.

What scene in A Question of Honour was your favorite to write?

I wrote the last chapter of the book months before I actually got to the end. I knew how I wanted this epic story to end and was excited with the idea I came up with to complete it. So that was fun. Working out the plot to get to the end was not so much fun, but eventually, I got there!

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

My “tag line” for the series is: Stand Tall—Shoot Straight!

Wayne Grant is the author of the new book A Question of Honour.

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Must Read Literary Fiction Novels | November 2019

Must Read Literary Fiction Novels | November 2019

Literary fiction readers have some amazing new books to check out this month. If you have been searching for some new novels for your library, you won’t want to miss the latest from Will Willingham, Nicholas Bundock, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Nick Alexander, Ruby Hummingbird, and Michael Crummey. Happy reading!


Adjustments

by Will Willingham

Release Date: October 3, 2019

It all started with an old man’s call to the insurance company for minor house repairs. Once the adjuster arrived, a journey both tender and tough is set in motion. Both men need each other in ways that will take time to discover. Things get complicated because the adjuster also needs (and is needed by) his aged landlady Pearl Jenkins. This friendship is both fraught and kind.

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Hillgate Hall

by Nicholas Bundock

Release Date: September 29, 2019

After a failed marriage, Phoebe Burns is broke and broken. She needs to regain mental strength and she needs money. Failure means she will lose custody of her son. If she returns to teaching she will have security. But Hillgate Hall School evokes painful memories and draws her into darkness.

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The Revisioners

by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Release Date: November 5, 2019

From the author of National Book Award nominee, A Kind of Freedom… In the year 1924, Josephine is proud to own a thriving farm. After channeling otherworldly power to free herself from slavery as a child, she now has an uneasy friendship growing with her neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte. But Charlotte has also sought solace somewhere else, with the Ku Klux Clan.

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The Other Son

by Nick Alexander

Release Date: November 1, 2019

Alice’s marriage seems successful. At least from the outside. Ken was never her first choice but after four decades she has learned to tolerate him. Both her two sons have chosen their own paths, one is a successful banker and the other a carefree globetrotter. But circumstances are now making her question the life she has accepted.

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The Wish List of Albie Young

by Ruby Hummingbird

Release Date: November 12, 2019

Every week is the same for seventy-year-old Maria Birch. Thursday is her favorite day of the week. On Thursday, everything hurts less. Every Thursday she walks to a local café. Waiting for her there is Albie Young, a charming man with and impressive tweed cap collection. Every week they share a slice of marble cake and some tea. But then one week Albie didn’t show up.

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The Innocents

by Michael Crummey

Release Date: November 12, 2019

In an isolated cove on Newfoundland’s northern coastline, a brother and sister have been left orphaned. They are just children, with only the barest notion of the outside world. They have nothing but the family’s boat and the little knowledge passed on by their mother and father.

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