New August Fiction

New popular adult fiction coming out in August listed here!

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Agatha of Little Neon : A Novel.

Agatha of Little Neon : A Novel.

Luchette, Claire.
2021

Agatha has lived every day of the last seven years with her sisters: they work together, laugh together, pray together. But when the parish goes broke, the sisters are forced to move. They land in Woonsocket, a former mill town now dotted with wind turbines. They head up a halfway house, where they live alongside castoffs like the jawless Tim Gary and the headstrong Lawnmower Jill. Agatha is forced to venture out into the world alone, to teach math at a local all-girls high school, where for the first time in years she will have to reckon with what she sees and feels all on her own. Print run 20,000.

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Billy Summers : A Novel.

Billy Summers : A Novel.

King, Stephen.
2021

Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He's a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he'll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong? How about everything. Print run 1,000,000.

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Clark and Division

Clark and Division

Hirahara, Naomi.
2021

Set in 1944 Chicago, twenty-year-old Aki Ito and her parents have just been released from Manzanar, where they have been detained by the US government since the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. On the eve of the Ito family's reunion, Aki's older sister Rose is killed by a subway train. Officials are ruling Rose's death a suicide. Aki's instinct tells her there is much more to the story, and she knows she is the only person who could ever learn the truth. Author of "Hiroshima Boy." Print run 75,000.

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Class Act : A Stone Barrington Novel.

Class Act : A Stone Barrington Novel.

Woods, Stuart.
2021

Stone Barrington goes up against a dangerous foe in the newest novel bestselling Stuart Woods.

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Complications : A Novel.

Complications : A Novel.

Steel, Danielle.
2021

Known for its luxurious accommodations and bespoke service, the Hotel Louis XVI has been the most lauded boutique hotel in all of Paris for decades. Now, after four years of renovations and the death of its legendary and beloved manager, it is set to reopen its doors at last. Awaiting returning guests is new manager Olivier Bateau. He and his level-headed assistant manager, Yvonne Philippe, both strive to continue the hotel's tradition of excellence. But they quickly realize that anything can happen at any moment, and on one cool September evening, everything does. Print run 400,000.

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Cul-de-sac : A Novel.

Cul-de-sac : A Novel.

Fielding, Joy.
2021

Someone in a quiet, unassuming cul-de-sac was shot dead. Was it Maggie, the perfectionist wife, or Craig, the husband who can't quite live up to her expectations? Was it Nick, a doctor whose family, especially his wife, Dani, must bear the brunt of his ill temper? Or was it Julia, a recently widowed grandmother? And then there's Olivia and her husband, Vic, who has been laid off, forcing Olivia to become the breadwinner. Or it could be one of the newlyweds, Aiden and Heidi, who are already on the rocks. Every house owns a gun. And anyone can be the victim, or the killer. Residence: Toronto, ON. Print run 25,000.

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Did I Say You Could Go : A Novel.

Did I Say You Could Go : A Novel.

Gideon, Melanie.
2021

Ruth, a wealthy divorcee, hopes for a fresh start for her and her introverted daughter, Marley. Ruth sets her sights on a mother-daughter duo, Gemma and Bee, and soon the two families are inseparable. When Ruth's affair with a married dad is exposed, and she's publicly shunned, Gemma uses it to sever ties with Ruth. Six years later, when Gemma finds herself embroiled in a scandal of her own - Ruth comes to her defense. Their renewed friendship rehabilitates their reputations, but once again, Gemma starts to feel trapped as Ruth grows more and more obsessed with their relationship. Author of "Valley of the Moon." Print run 150,000.

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The Great Mrs. Elias : A Novel.

The Great Mrs. Elias : A Novel.

Chase-Riboud, Barbara.
2021

Born in Philadelphia in the late 1800s, light-skinned Hannah Elias has done things she's not proud of to survive. After attaining the life she's always dreamed, her lover's murder turns Hannah's world upside down and threatens to destroy everything she's built. When the truth of her racial identity is uncovered, thousands of protestors gather in front of her stately home. Hounded by the salacious press, the very private Mrs. Elias finds herself alone, ensnared in a scandalous trial, and accused of stealing her fortune from whites. Author of "Sally Hemings." Print run 60,000.

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The heart principle

The heart principle

Hoang, Helen, author
2021

To most people, Quan Diep is nothing but a surly-looking, underachieving playboy. Now that he's the CEO of an up-and-coming retail business, he's suddenly a "catch." Anna Sun will never admit that she has a secret crush on him. Slowly, Anna breaks down Quan's dangerous and careless exterior while peeling off her own tough, protective shell. But when Quan discovers Anna's true intentions, he's forced to confront his own hurtful past and learn to forgive, while Anna must face her greatest challenge: truly opening herself up to love. Author of "The Kiss Quotient."

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Hell of a Book : A Novel.

Hell of a Book : A Novel.

Mott, Jason.
2021

An African-American author sets out on a cross-country book tour to promote his bestselling novel. This novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour. Throughout, these characters' stories build and build and as they converge, they astonish. This heartbreaking and magical book is about family, love of parents and children, art, and money - and the tragic story of a police shooting playing over and over on the news. Author of "The Returned."

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The Human Zoo

The Human Zoo

Murray, Sabina.
2021

It has been a year since Procopio "Copo" Gumboc swept the elections and took power as president. As days pass, Filipino-American Christina "Ting" Klein witnesses modern Filipino society languishing under Gumboc's terrifying reign. To make her way, she must balance the aristocratic traditions of her extended family and temper her stance towards a regime her loved ones are struggling to survive. Yet Ting cannot extricate herself from the increasingly repressive regime, and soon finds herself personally confronted by the horrifying realities of Gumboc's power. Author of "Valiant Gentlemen."

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Ramadan Ramsey : A Novel.

Ramadan Ramsey : A Novel.

Edwards, Louis.
2021

Through a series of familial betrayals, Mustafa returns to Syria unaware that Alicia is carrying his child. When the baby is born, Alicia names their son Ramadan. But tragedy strikes when the epochal hurricane of 2005 barrels into New Orleans, shattering both the Ramsey and Totah families. Years later, when Ramadan turns twelve, he sets off to find Mustafa. It is an odyssey filled with breathtaking and brilliant adventures that takes Ramadan from the familiar world of NOLA to Istanbul, and finally Aleppo, Syria, where he hopes to unite with the father he has never known. Author of "Oscar Wilde Takes America." Print run 20,000.

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The Reading List : A Novel.

The Reading List : A Novel.

Adams, Sara Nisha.
2021

Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life after losing his beloved wife. Working at the local library for the summer, Aleisha discovers a list of novels that she's never heard of before. Intrigued, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list. When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again. Print run 75,000.

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She Wouldn't Change a Thing : A Novel.

She Wouldn't Change a Thing : A Novel.

Adlakha, Sarah.
2021

When thirty-nine year old Maria Forssmann wakes up in her seventeen-year-old body, she doesn't know how she got there. All she does know is she has to get back. But she also knows that, in only a few weeks, a devastating tragedy will strike her husband, a tragedy that will lead to their meeting each other. Can she change time and still keep what it's given her? Print run 150,000.

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The Show Girl : A Novel.

The Show Girl : A Novel.

Harrison, Nicola.
2021

It's 1927 when Olive McCormick moves from Minneapolis to New York City determined to become a star in the Ziegfeld Follies. Once she does, all the glamour and excitement is everything she imagined and more - even worth all the sacrifices she has had to make along the way. Then she meets Archie Carmichael. Handsome, wealthy - the only man she's ever met who seems to accept her modern ways. Once she accepts his proposal of marriage he starts to change his tune, and Olive must decide if she is willing to reveal a devastating secret and sacrifice the life she loves for the man she loves. Author of "Montauk." Print run 75,000.

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Something Wild : A Novel.

Something Wild : A Novel.

Halperin, Hanna.
2021

Sisters Tanya and Nessa Bloom pause their respective adult lives and travel to the Boston suburbs to help their mother pack up and move out of their childhood home. What they don't expect is for their visit to expose a new, horrifying truth: their mother, Lorraine, is in a violent relationship. Told in alternating perspectives that deftly interweave past and present, this novel is a magnetic, unflinching portrait of the bond between sisters, as well as a psychologically acute exploration of the legacy of divorce, the ways trauma reverberates over generations, and how it might be possible to overcome the past.

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Then She Vanishes : A Novel.

Then She Vanishes : A Novel.

Douglas, Claire.
2021

On a summer's night in 1994, sixteen-year-old Flora Powell vanished without a trace. Flora's mother, sister Heather, and best friend Jess had to somehow carry on not knowing what happened. Twenty-five years later, tragedy strikes again when Heather walks into a stranger's house and allegedly kills two people. Jess, now a reporter, returns to the hometown she left behind to cover the case. Questions arise, propelling Jess to find the key that may unlock the mysteries involving both sisters. But the search may reveal more - a darker side to this idyllic place she thought she knew. Author of "Do Not Disturb." Print run 25,000.

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Three Rooms : A Novel.

Three Rooms : A Novel.

Hamya, Jo.
2021

Set in one year, debut author Jo Hamya follows a young woman as she moves from a rented room at Oxford, where she's working as a research assistant, to a stranger's sofa, to her childhood home - where she's been forced to return, jobless. As politics shift to nationalism, the streets fill with protestors, and news drip-feeds into her phone, she struggles to live a meaningful life on her own terms, unsure if she'll ever be able to afford to do so. Print run 30,000.

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Tin Camp Road : A Novel.

Tin Camp Road : A Novel.

Airgood, Ellen.
2021

Laurel Hill and her precocious daughter Skye have always been each other's everything. One otherwise normal afternoon, their landlord decides to evict them in favour of a more profitable summer rental, and, without any warning, they are pushed farther to the margins. And when a dangerous incident threatens to separate them, Laurel and Skye must forever choose - will they leave the place they love and the hardscrabble life they've built to move closer to civilization, or risk everything to embrace the emptiness and wildness that has defined them? Author of "South of Superior."

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Vortex : An FBI Thriller.

Vortex : An FBI Thriller.

Coulter, Catherine.
2021

Seven years ago, Mia Briscoe was at a frat party with her best friend Serena when a fire broke out. Everyone was accounted for except Serena. Now Mia is an investigative journalist covering the political scene in New York City, but she hasn't given up trying to find out what happened to her friend that night. When an old photo taken at the frat party gives her clues, Mia realizes she knows just where to look. But some very powerful - and very dangerous - people will do anything to keep the past buried. Print run 200,000.

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Where I Left Her : A Novel.

Where I Left Her : A Novel.

Garza, Amber.
2021

Whitney had some misgivings when she dropped her increasingly moody teenage daughter, Amelia, off at Lauren's house. But when she goes back the next day, an elderly couple answers the door - Amelia and Lauren aren't there and that she's at the wrong house. As Whitney searches for Amelia, she uncovers a trail of lies her daughter has told her. Does she really even know this girl she's raised? And Amelia's not the only one with secrets. Could Whitney's own demons have something to do with her daughter's disappearance, and can Whitney find her before it's too late? Author of "When I Was You." Print run 100,000.

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The Winter Wives

The Winter Wives

MacIntyre, Linden.
2021

During a long night of drinking, the fault lines between two old friends start to show. One of the biggest: the two men married sisters - one of whom both of them loved. In one traumatic moment, Allan loses control of his life, his wife and his business empire, which turns out to have been built on lies and the illegal drug trade. And Byron has to suddenly confront his own weaknesses and strengths and his tangled relationship with Allan. No one will anticipate the lengths to which Byron will go to make sense of his life. Author of "The Bishop's Man." Residence: Toronto, ON. Print run 12,000.

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With Love from London : A Novel.

With Love from London : A Novel.

Jio, Sarah.
2021

When librarian Valentina Baker was a teenager, her mother, Eloise, unexpectedly fled to her native London, leaving Val and her father on their own. In a bittersweet twist of fate, Val receives word that Eloise has passed away, leaving Val her Primrose Hill apartment and the deed to a bookshop Val never knew she'd owned. As Val begins to piece together Eloise's life in the UK, she learns more about Eloise than she ever thought possible. And as Val races to save the bookshop, Eloise's own story unfolds, leading both mother and daughter to unearth revelatory truths. Author of "All the Flowers in Paris." Print run 20,000.

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Yours Cheerfully : A Novel.

Yours Cheerfully : A Novel.

Pearce, AJ.
2021

London, November 1941. Things are looking up for Emmeline Lake as she takes on the challenge of becoming a young wartime advice columnist. When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain's women's magazines to help recruit desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to be asked to step up and help. But when she and Bunty meet a young woman who shows them the very real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma between doing her duty and standing by her friends. Print run 150,000.

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