New Aug Fiction

New popular adult fiction coming out in August listed here!

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All This Could Be Different : A Novel.

All This Could Be Different : A Novel.

Mathews, Sarah Thankam.
2022

Graduating into the long maw of a recession, Sneha is one of the fortunate ones. She's moved to Milwaukee for an entry-level corporate job that, gruelling as it may be, is the key that unlocks every door. But before long, trouble arrives. Painful secrets rear their heads; jobs go off the rails; evictions loom. Sneha struggles to be truly close and open with anybody. A wise, tender, and riveting group portrait of young people forging love and community amidst struggle, and a moving story of one immigrant's journey to make her home in the world. Print run 75,000.

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Aphrodite and the Duke : A Novel.

Aphrodite and the Duke : A Novel.

McAvoy, J. J.
2022

When Aphrodite Du Bell's formidable mother summons her back to London to aid in her sister's debut, she is determined to ignore one man in particular: Evander Eagleman, the Duke of Everely, the man who devastated her all those years ago. Evander Eagleman lost his chance for true love, but now that he is an unattached widower, he is determined to win back Aphrodite's trust - and her hand in marriage. But just as the couple make strides to mend old wounds, Evander's true reason for rejecting Aphrodite threatens their coveted future - and even their lives. Author of "Black Rainbow." Residence: Montreal, QC. Print run 25,000.

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Benevolence : A Novel.

Benevolence : A Novel.

Janson, Julie.
2022

Spanning two decades, from 1816-1835, and set around the Hawkesbury River area, the home of the Darug people in Parramatta and Sydney, Julie Janson sheds light on the heartbreaking violence and erasure of colonization, as well as remarkable survival and resistance - a vivid and compelling portrait of the Aboriginal Australians whose way of life is forever altered. Janson draws on historical events to recreate this pivotal time - things that may have happened to her own ancestors - giving voice to an Aboriginal experience of early-settlement in Australia. Print run 40,000.

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The Book Eaters

The Book Eaters

Dean, Sunyi.
2022

Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book's content after eating it. To them, spy novels are a peppery snack; romance novels are sweet and delicious. Eating a map can help them remember destinations, and children, when they misbehave, are forced to eat dry, musty pages from dictionaries. But real life doesn't always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger - not for books, but for human minds. Print run 150,000.

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Carrie Soto Is Back : A Novel.

Carrie Soto Is Back : A Novel.

Reid, Taylor Jenkins.
2022

Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one of them. But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan. At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement even if the sports media says that they never liked "the Battle-Axe" anyway. In spite of it all, Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season.

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Cat Brushing

Cat Brushing

Campbell, Jane.
2022

Vigorously explore the sensual worlds of thirteen older women, unearthing their passions, libidinal appetites, integrity, and sense of self as they fight against prevalent misconceptions and stereotypes of the aging. Written in spikey, incisive prose, this alluring cast of characters overcomes the notion that elder women's behaviour must be in some way monitored and controlled. Debut writer Jane Campbell inspires and challenges, shocks and comforts as she examines the inner lives of women who fight to lead the rest of their lives on their own terms.

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The Challenge : A Novel.

The Challenge : A Novel.

Steel, Danielle.
2022

One August afternoon in Fishtail, Montana, five inseparable friends' latest adventure takes a dangerous turn. Fear reverberates through the town as their parents grow ever more desperate to hear word that their children have been found. As they come to lean on one another for support, a media frenzy ensues, heightening tensions and testing some already fragile relationships. In the aftermath of this one fateful event, devastating secrets are revealed, new love appears on the horizon, and families are forced to reconsider what they once held dear.

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Girl, Forgotten : A Novel.

Girl, Forgotten : A Novel.

Slaughter, Karin.
2022

Prom Night, Longbill Beach, 1982. Emily Vaughn dresses carefully for what's supposed to be the highlight of any high school career. But Emily has a secret. And by the end of the night, because of that secret, she will be dead. Nearly forty years later, Andrea Oliver, newly qualified as a US Marshal, receives her first assignment: to go to Longbill Beach to protect a judge receiving death threats. But Andrea's real focus isn't the judge - it's Emily Vaughn. A killer is still out there and now Andrea has a chance to find out what really happened. Print run 250,000.

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Haven A Novel

Haven A Novel

Donoghue, Emma
2022


The Ink Black Heart

The Ink Black Heart

Galbraith, Robert
2022


The Last Housewife : A Novel.

The Last Housewife : A Novel.

Winstead, Ashley.
2022

While in college, Shay Evans and her best friends met a captivating man who seduced them with a web of lies. By senior year, Shay and her friend Laurel were the only ones who managed to escape. Now, eight years later, Shay hears the horrifying news of Laurel's death and begins to suspect that the past she thought she buried is still very much alive, and the predators more dangerous than ever. Author of "In My Dreams I Hold a Knife."

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Mademoiselle Revolution

Mademoiselle Revolution

Sivak, Zoe.
2022

Sylvie de Rosiers, as the biracial daughter of a rich planter and an enslaved woman, enjoys the freedom of a lady under the Black Code in 1791 Saint-Domingue. As a rising leader and abolitionist, Robespierre sees an opportunity to exploit Sylvie's race and abandonment of her aristocratic roots as an example of his ideals, while the strong-willed Cornélie offers Sylvie guidance in free thought and a safe harbour. When the Reign of Terror descends, Sylvie must decide whether to become an accomplice while another kingdom rises on the bones of innocents - or risk losing her head. Print run 75,000.

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A Map for the Missing : A Novel.

A Map for the Missing : A Novel.

Tang, Belinda Huijuan.
2022

Tang Yitian has been living in America for almost a decade when he receives an urgent phone call from his mother: his father has disappeared from the family's rural village in China. Though they have been estranged for years, he promises to come home. When he attempts to piece together what may have happened, he struggles to navigate China's impenetrable bureaucracy as an outsider. Spanning the late 1970s to 1990s and moving effortlessly between rural provinces and big cities, this novel is a deeply felt examination of family and forgiveness, and the meaning of home. Print run 50,000.

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Mink Returns to Tkaronto : A Novel.

Mink Returns to Tkaronto : A Novel.

Maracle, Lee.
2022

At the core of this novel, Lee Maracle's last, is the question "Do the dead regret dying after they reach the after world?" Mink wonders this as he regrets dying. He does not want to leave earth with regrets, but he is so young when he dies again, after returning to earth with his ancestors' permission. This time, however, he has seen Tkaronto, the city where his father lived, and he has seen and experienced first-hand the deep forests and bubbling rivers in the physical world he missed out on in his previous life. Hometown: North Vancouver, B.C.

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Mr. Perfect on Paper : A Novel.

Mr. Perfect on Paper : A Novel.

Meltzer, Jean.
2022

As the creator and CEO of the popular Jewish dating app J-Mate, matchmaker Dara Rabinowitz knows the formula for lasting love. When it comes to her own love life, she's been idling indefinitely. Until charming news anchor Chris Steadfast proposes they turn Dara's search into must-see TV. As a non-Jewish single dad, Chris doesn't check any of Dara's boxes. If only Chris could ignore his own pesky attraction to Dara - a task much easier said than done when Dara starts questioning if "perfect on paper" can compete with how hard she's falling for Chris. Author of "The Matzah Ball." Print run 10,000.

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My Government Means to Kill Me : A Novel.

My Government Means to Kill Me : A Novel.

Newson, Rasheed.
2022

Born into a wealthy Black Indianapolis family, Earl "Trey" Singleton III leaves his overbearing parents and their expectations behind by running away to New York City with only a few dollars in his pocket. In the City, Trey meets up with a cast of characters that change his life forever. Along the way Trey attempts to navigate past traumas and searches for ways to maintain familial relationships - all while seeking the meaning of life in the midst of so much death. Print run 150,000.

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The Ninth Month

The Ninth Month

Patterson, James.
2022

Emily Atkinson leads a complicated life in New York City. She's a successful marketing executive who lives in a luxury apartment and enjoys a glamorous existence until she lands in the hospital with a double diagnosis: she parties too much - and she's pregnant. Her nurse and new best friend, Betsey, helps Emily rediscover how much she loves morning runs in the park and quiet nights at home. But as a series of women in her wealthy social circles go missing, Emily's pregnancy becomes decidedly high-risk. Print run 40,000.

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Overkill

Overkill

Brown, Sandra
2022


Small Angels : A Novel.

Small Angels : A Novel.

Owen, Lauren.
2022

As a teenager, Kate found a safe harbour in the company of the four Gonne sisters, who lived next to Small Angels, a church right on the edge of dense green woods. The woods are home to a capricious, menacing ghost whom generations of Gonnes had been charged with stopping from venturing into the village itself. Now, Kate is returning home for the first time in years - and the woods are coming alive again. Kate must reconnect with Lucia, the most troubled of the sisters and her first love, to protect Chloe, the village, and herself. Author of "The Quick."

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Spells for Forgetting : A Novel.

Spells for Forgetting : A Novel.

Young, Adrienne.
2022

Emery Blackwood's life was forever changed on the eve of her high school graduation, when the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her best friend, Lily. Now, she is doing what her teenage self swore she never would: living a quiet existence among the community that fractured her world in two. But just as the island, rooted in folklore and tradition, begins to show signs of strange happenings, August returns for the first time in fourteen years and unearths the past that no one wants to remember. Author of YA series Fable.

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Stay Awake A Novel

Stay Awake A Novel

Goldin, Megan
2022


The Thread Collectors : A Novel.

The Thread Collectors : A Novel.

Edwards, Shaunna J.
2022

1863: In a small Creole cottage in New Orleans, an ingenious young Black woman named Stella embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army. Meanwhile, in New York City, a Jewish woman stitches a quilt for her husband, who is stationed in Louisiana with the Union Army. As these two women risk everything for love and freedom during the brutal Civil War, their paths converge in New Orleans, where an unexpected encounter leads them to discover that even the most delicate threads have the capacity to save us. Print run 10,000.

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Where the Sky Begins : A Novel.

Where the Sky Begins : A Novel.

Bowen, Rhys.
2022

London, 1940. Bombs fall and Josie Banks's world crumbles around her. Her husband, Stan, is called to service. Evacuated to the English countryside, Josie ends up at the estate of the aristocratic Miss Harcourt, a reluctant host to the survivors of the Blitz. When Josie meets Mike Johnson, a handsome Canadian pilot, a growing intimacy brings her an inner peace she's never felt before. Then Stan returns from the war. A dangerous secret is about to upend Josie's life again. Her newfound courage will be put to the test if she is to emerge, like a survivor, triumphant.

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