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New Literary Fiction

These recently published books include contemporary, historical, and translated fiction, plus some short story collections. Enjoy!
The Only Woman in the Room
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. A beautiful woman escapes her Austrian arms-dealer husband to become Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr while hiding a secret double life as a Jewish scientist and sharing vital information about the Third Reich. View in Catalog / Place a Hold
The Day the Sun Died
The Day the Sun Died by Yan Lianke. After Li Niannian and his parents one night observe the village residents dreamwalking and carrying out the desires that they suppressed during the day, they realize that it is up to them to save the village from descending into chaos. View in Catalog / Place a Hold
Once Upon a River
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. When the seemingly dead body of a child reanimates hours after arriving at an ancient inn on the Thames, three families try to claim her. View in Catalog / Place a Hold
North of Dawn
North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah. A Somalian couple's tranquil life abroad in Oslo is irrevocably transformed by the arrival of their jihadist son's widow and children, who respectively retreat into strict religion and hunger for freedoms in a new homeland. View in Catalog / Place a Hold
Mothers: Stories by Chris Power. A debut short story collection features characters at crossroads or dead ends who search unknowingly for connections to their pasts, including a stand-up comic with writer's block who performs a fateful gig at a cocaine-fueled bachelor party. View in Catalog / Place a Hold
Ghost Wall
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss. Spending her father's vacations at an Iron Age reenactment anthropology field site that requires participants to use period tools and knowledge to survive, Silvie begins to envision her own future before a spiritual ritual involving human sacrifice raises disturbing questions. View in Catalog / Place a Hold
Hark by Sam Lipsyte. Hark Morner, the unwitting guru behind "Mental Archery"--a combination of mindfulness, mythology, fake history, yoga, and archery--is set to be raised to near-messiah status, a role for which he is woefully underprepared. View in Catalog / Place a Hold
Talk to Me
Talk to Me by John Kenney. Losing his job and reputation in the wake of an ill-timed live tirade, a disgraced television anchor finds himself reconnecting with his family and the man he used to be. View in Catalog / Place a Hold
My Sister, the Serial Killer
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Realizing that her beautiful, beloved younger sister has murdered yet another boyfriend, an embittered Nigerian woman works to direct suspicion away from the family, until a handsome doctor she fancies asks for her sister's number. View in Catalog / Place a Hold
The Dakota Winters
The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash. Returning to his childhood home in 1979 New York's famed Dakota apartments, a former Peace Corps volunteer is swept up in a raucous celebrity effort to reignite his late-night host father's stalled career. View in Catalog / Place a Hold
Come With Me
Come With Me by Helen Schulman. A part-time employee of a tech company owned by her friend's 19-year-old son acts as his guinea pig to test an algorithm that allows people to access their "multiverses" and see their alternative life choices and paths. View in Catalog / Place a Hold
An Orchestra of Minorities
An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma. In a contemporary twist on Homer's "The Odyssey," a guardian spirit recounts the tragic story of a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything for the wealthy woman he loves. View in Catalog / Place a Hold
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