New August Fiction
Find new adult fiction coming out in August listed here!
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At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities : A Novel.
When Ava Harrison receives a letter containing an unusual job listing one month after the sudden death of her ex-boyfriend, she thinks she's being haunted. The listing is the perfect chance to start a new life. On the surface, Maggie Mae Brightwell is a bundle of energy, but lurking under her cheerful exterior is a painful truth. Ava and Maggie soon find they're kindred spirits, as they're both haunted - not by spirits, but by regret. Both must learn to let go of the past to move on - because sometimes the waves of change bring you to the place where you most belong. author of "In the Middle of Hickory Lane." Print run 50,000.
Bellies : A Novel.
Ming is the perfect antidote to Tom's awkward energy, and their connection is instant. Shortly after they move to London to start their next chapter, Ming announces her intention to transition. From London to Malaysia, New York to Cologne, we follow Tom and Ming as they face tectonic shifts in their relationship in the wake of Ming's transition. Through a spiral of unforeseen crises, Tom and Ming are forced to confront the vastly different shapes their lives have taken and each must answer the essential question: is it worth losing a part of yourself to become who you are? Print run 60,000.
Dark Corners : A Novel.
True crime podcaster Rachel Krall returns to help the FBI investigate the disappearance of Maddison Logan, a young influencer with a huge social media following. Is Maddison's disappearance connected to her prison visit to Terence Bailey - a suspect in the murders of six women. When police find the body of a woman, the FBI must consider a chilling possibility: Bailey has an accomplice on the outside and a dangerous obsession with influencers. Rachel must confront the very real dangers that lurk in the dark corners of the internet. Author of "Night Swim." Print run 100,000.
Dead Mountain : A Nora Kelly Thriller.
In 2008, nine mountaineers failed to return from a winter backpacking trip in the New Mexico mountains. At their last campsite, searchers found a bizarre scene: something had appeared at the door of their tent so terrifying that it impelled them to slash their way out and flee barefoot to certain death in a blizzard. Now, two more bodies from the lost expedition are unexpectedly discovered in a cave. Young FBI Agent Corrie Swanson teams up with archaeologist Nora Kelly to investigate what really happened on that fateful trip fifteen years ago - and to find the ninth victim. Print run 250,000.
Evergreen : A Novel.
Los Angeles, 1946: It's been two years since Aki Ito and her family were released from Manzanar detention centre. Aki is working as a nurse's aide at the Japanese Hospital when an elderly Issei man is admitted with suspicious injuries. When she seeks out his son, she is shocked to recognize her husband's best friend, Babe Watanabe. Only a few days later, Little Tokyo is rocked by a murder at the low-income hotel where the Watanabes have been staying. What secrets have the Watanabes been hiding, and can Aki protect her husband from getting tangled up in their mess?
Family Lore : A Novel.
Flor has a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. Matilde must confront the true state of her marriage. Pastora is typically the most reserved sister. Camila is the youngest sibling, and often the forgotten one, but she's decided she no longer wants to be taken for granted. Spanning the three days prior to the wake, this novel traces the lives of each of the Marte women - sisters and cousins, aunts and nieces - one family's journey through their history, helping them better navigate all that is to come. YA author of "Clap When You Land." Print run 250,000.
Catherine Sterling thinks she knows her mother. Ruth Sterling is quiet, hardworking, and lives for her daughter. All her life, it's been just the two of them against the world. But now, Catherine is ready to spread her wings, move from home, and begin a new career. And Ruth Sterling will do anything to prevent that from happening. No one can know Ruth's history. There is a reason why Ruth kept them moving every few years. But danger is closing in. Co-author of "The Wife Between Us." Print run 250,000.
Happiness : A Novel.
Sabrina Brooks is a wildly successful, bestselling author of gripping thrillers. Unlike her fictional characters, Sabrina lives a quiet life. But behind this peaceful exterior is a dark, painful past. With the arrival of a mysterious letter all is disrupted. Declaring that Sabrina, as the only living relative of her recently deceased uncle, is now the heir to his title and estate outside London. This shocking news forces her to cross the Atlantic and see the manor for herself, stirring up her father's past and the secrets he kept.
I'm Not Done with You Yet
Sutanto, Jesse Q.
A struggling midlist writer feels trapped in an underwhelming marriage and just scraping by. There's only ever been one person she cared about, one person who truly understood her: Thalia. Jane's best and only friend nearly a decade ago. It took one night to ruin everything. Thalia disappeared without a trace, and Jane had been unable to find her since. Until now. When she discovers a post from Thalia on her website about attending a book convention in New York City, Jane heads to New York City - and this time, she will do things right. Jane won't lose Thalia again. Author of "Dial A for Aunties." Print run 75,000.
The invisible hour : a novel
Hoffman, Alice, author
Ivy Jacob's ever-disappointed mother and stern father react badly to news of her teen pregnancy, prompting her to run away from her tony Boston home for Western Massachusetts, where she's embraced by a group called The Community. There, she gives birth to her daughter, Mia, and marries the group's charismatic but controlling leader, Joel, when Mia is three months old. The Community's rules are draconian--members are branded with letters corresponding to their alleged crimes--and eventually the abuse weighs on Ivy's conscience. At 16, Mia secretly takes out books from a nearby library (education and reading are forbidden after members turn 15), and she tries to convince her mother to join her in an escape.
Kissing Kosher : A Novel.
Chronic pelvic pain has forced Avital Cohen to sideline her photography dreams and her love life. It's all she can do to manage her family's kosher bakery without collapsing. She needs hired help. And distractingly handsome Ethan Lippmann seems the perfect fit. Except Ethan isn't there to work - he's undercover, at the behest of his ironfisted grandfather. Though Lippmann's is a household name, they don't have the charm of Avital's bakery. As they bake side by side, Ethan soon finds himself more interested in Avital than in stealing family secrets. Author of "Mr. Perfect on Paper." Print run 10,000.
The Last Ranger : A Novel.
Officer Ren Hopper is an enforcement ranger with the National Park Service, tasked with duties both mundane and thrilling. When Ren encounters a tall man with a gun chasing a small black bear up a hill, his hackles are raised. But what begins as an investigation into the background of a local poacher soon opens into something far murkier. Populated by a cast of extraordinary characters and bursting with unexpected humour and grace, Peter Heller masterfully unveils a portrait of the American west where our very human impulses play out amidst the stunning beauty of the natural world. Author of "The River." Print run 75,000.
Learned by heart
Donoghue, Emma, 1969- author
Based on a true story, drawing on years of investigation, and Anne Lister's secret journal, this is the long-buried love story of Eliza Raine, an orphan heiress banished from India to England at age six, and Anne Lister, a brilliant, troublesome tomboy, who meet at the Manor School for Young Ladies in York in 1805 when they are both fourteen. Full of passion and heartbreak, the tangled lives of Anne Lister and Eliza Raine form a love story for the ages.
Lion and Lamb
Philadelphia is in a state of shock over the fate of two hometown heroes: Eagles starting quarterback Archie Hughes, and his even more famous wife, Grammy-winning singer Francine Hughes. One spouse is murdered. The other is the prime suspect. Veena Lion and Cooper Lamb are rival PIs working the same intense headline-making case. Between them, they know every secret in Philadelphia. Together, they prove how two wrongs can make a right. Print run 400,000.
None of this is true
Jewell, Lisa, author
Popular podcaster Alix Summers crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. A few days later, Alix and Josie bump into each other again, this time outside Alix's children's school. Josie has been listening to Alix's podcasts and thinks she might be an interesting subject for her series. Slowly she starts to realize that Josie has been hiding some very dark secrets, and before she knows it, Josie has inveigled her way into Alix's life - and into her home.
Not That Kind of Place : A Novel.
In May 1997, eighteen-year-old Laura McPherson disappeared. Twenty years later, a reporter arrives in the small town of Griffiths to write an article about the unsolved murder. Laura's younger brother, David, cannot escape the past forever, and soon finds himself confronting the lasting impact of his sister's death. As David learns more about his sister and the history of Griffiths, his eyes are opened to the casual violence, misogyny, and racism that lurk just below the surface of his seemingly placid community. Author of "Pallbearing." Hometown: Vancouver Island, B.C.
Shark Heart : A Love Story.
For Lewis and Wren, their first year of marriage is also their last. A few weeks after their wedding, Lewis receives a rare diagnosis. He will retain most of his consciousness, memories, and intellect, but his physical body will transform. All of Wren's grief eventually collides, and she meets her fears with surrender, choosing to love fully, now. An emotional exploration of motherhood, marriage, transformation, and letting go. Prnit run 75,000.
Speech Team : A Novel.
Late one morning, Tip Murray finds himself reading the suicide note of his long-lost high school friend Pete Stroman. Mentioned in the note as a root cause of Pete's despair? A disparaging comment made to him about his developmental disability by none other than their high school speech team coach, Gary Gold. Tip and his best friend reconnect with their other teammates, and they discover an unsettling thread: all were quietly wounded by Mr. Gold's deeply cutting remarks. The silver lining? Gary Gold is still alive - and there's only one thing left to do: confront him. Author of "Correspondents." Print run 50,000.
The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp : A Murder Mystery.
It has been an eventful morning for Agnes Sharp and the other inhabitants of Sunset Hall - until a body has been discovered next door. Everyone makes a show of putting on a long face for the officer, but they are secretly relieved the body in question is not the one they're currently hiding in the shed (sorry, Lillith). Now, all they have to do is find out who murdered their neighbour, so they can pin Lillith's death on them. Agnes and her geriatric gang will step out of their comfort zone to tangle with sinister bakers, broken stairlifts, inept criminals, the local authorities, and their own dark secrets.
Those We Thought We Knew : A Novel.
Toya Gardner, a young Black artist from Atlanta, has returned to her ancestral home in the North Carolina to trace her family history and complete her graduate thesis. But when she encounters a still-standing Confederate monument, she sets her sights on something bigger. Meanwhile, local deputies find a man sleeping in the back of a station wagon. A search of the man's vehicle reveals that he is a high-ranking member of the Klan. After two horrific crimes split the county apart, every soul must wrestle with deep and unspoken secrets that stretch back for generations. Author of "When These Mountains Burn." Print run 20,000.
Tom Clancy Untitled Jack Ryan, Jr. #11 : A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel.
For years, there's been one man standing between China and world domination - President Jack Ryan, Sr. Now they have the tool they need to defeat him, there's only one man standing in their way: his son, Jack Ryan, Jr. Print run 250,000.