Some truly exciting and interesting fiction coming out this October, including new books by Andre Dubus III and Jodi Picoult. If one of the books piques your interest, click on the title of the book, and this will take you to our catalog to place a hold.
Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller – An architect spending the summer of 1969 in a dilapidated English country mansion discovers a peephole that allows her to observe the increasingly sinister private lives of her hedonist neighbors. By the award-winning author of Our Endless Numbered Days.
A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl by Jean Thompson – From National Book Award finalist and the New York Times best-selling author of The Year We Left Home comes a family saga about three generations of women who struggle to find freedom and happiness in their small Midwestern college town.
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain – Learning that her unborn child has a heart defect, a 1970s family woman is urged by her physicist brother-in-law to pursue a solution that pushes the boundaries of science and faith. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Silent Sister.
Family Trust by Kathy Wang – Struggling to fulfill a terminally ill father’s final bequest, a privileged Chinese-American family in Silicon Valley is forced to contend with the realities of their ambitions and actual desires.
Godsend by John Wray – An 18-year-old, looking to escape her claustrophobic hometown, disguises herself as a young man named Suleyman and travels to Pakistan, where she is tempted into militant Islam. By the author of The Lost Time Accidents.
Gone So Long by Andrew Dubus III – A man living a solitary existence in seaside New England travels to a quaint Florida community in search of his traumatized, estranged daughter. By the award-winning author of House of Sand and Fog.
Listen to the Marriage by John Jay Osborn – Months of therapy in a San Francisco marriage counselor’s office trace the crises that are threatening a family and the efforts of a therapist who would help them overcome self-imposed obstacles. By the author of The Paper Chase.
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult – The #1 New York Times best-selling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis.
Virgil Wander by Leif Enger – Emerging from an accident with damaged memories and compromised language skills, a movie-house owner from a small Midwestern town pieces together his story against a backdrop of community history, which is shaped by a prodigal son’s return.