In case you missed it: Check out these new(ish) fiction titles

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton

We miss talking books with you in the library! But we’re always here to help you find your next great read and want to make sure that you didn’t miss these great books that came out in March, April, May, and June. Here are some good books that we think deserve a little more love.

You can find all of the title suggestions below available in your digital library through Media on Demand and Libby and/or Hoopla.

Fiction titles you might have missed


My Mother’s House by Francesca Momplaisir

Why you should try it: Momplaisir’s debut novel puts her on the map as a writer to watch. But readers beware, while exploring racism, sexism, and classism, this book also delves into male power, violence, and abuse. 

Description: Moving his family to an immigrant enclave in New York in the hopes of starting over, an emotionally damaged Haitian man succumbs to dark impulses that have dangerous ripple effects for the others living in his home.

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The Engineer’s Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood

Why you should try it: Did you know that a woman was intricately involved in the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge? Historical fiction fans should take note of this impeccably researched novel. 

Description: When her happy domestic life is turned upside-down by her husband’s work as the chief engineer on an under-construction Brooklyn Bridge, Emily Warren Roebling gradually takes over the project to advocate on behalf of worker safety.

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Grown-Up Pose by Sonya Lalli

Why you should try it: Heartwarming, humorous, and realistic—this is a perfect book for the end of summer.

Description: Forced by cultural expectations to marry young, an Indian-American woman upsets her tight-knit community by getting divorced and investing all of her savings in a career path against her parents’ wishes. 

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The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya

Why you should try it: This smart and accomplished debut novel would make a great book club choice, opening avenues for discussion about bigotry in the wake of 9/11.

Description: Amina Abdul accepts a post-doc in DC and moves in with her brother, sister-in-law, and nephew, Omar. But all is not well in that family, and Amina becomes a de facto babysitter to a boy desperate to know his heritage. When Omar swipes his aunt’s ornamental knife for show-and-tell, it sets off a chain of events that leads to his expulsion and his father’s detainment.

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Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

Why you should try it: If you love a book with enough suspense to keep you reading into the night, this psychological thriller is perfect. 

Description: Enduring decades of serious illness as a victim of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy before exposing her mother’s behavior, Rose Gold invites her unrepentant mother back into her life to secretly settle the score.

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Vanishing Monuments by John Elizabeth Stintzi

Why you should try it: With a poet’s sensibility, Stintzi writes about common themes, home and memory, in a creative and uncommon way. 

Description: Alani left home with their girlfriend almost 30 years ago, but they return after receiving word that their mother’s dementia has worsened and she is not long for this world.

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The Stolen Daughter by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Why you should try it: This is ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s 51st book! Plus it’s an emotional roller coaster of a story full of lies and betrayal sure to keep you turning the pages. 

Description: While caring for her mother with dementia, Jill isn’t sure what to make of her mom’s ramblings about her “other life” and has her world turned upside down when a strange man shows up and confirms a devastating secret.

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Librarian Kathy Sexton

About Kathy

Kathy is a Collection Management Librarian who loves reading, sharing, and talking about books. Her missions in life are to: create communities of readers, convince folks that her official title should be “Book Pusher,” and refute that “disco” is a dirty word.

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