Monday, February 29, 2016

Great New Debut Novels

If you are looking for a fantastic new book to read look no further. Below are some wonderful titles that have just been released!


Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
This is one of those rare stories that completely imagines its way into a life most of us would never see. Two outcasts — a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life — find each other and forge an unlikely connection.

The Blue Line by Ingrid Betancourt
This is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal set against the backdrop of Argentina's Dirty War and infused with magical realism. 

Shaker: A Novel by Scott Frank
This tense, darkly funny debut novel is from one of the most successful screenwriters of our time. When a hit man is mistaken for a hero, he becomes famous and a visible target for those who want him dead.   

What Belongs To You by Garth Greenwell
This is a stunning debut novel of desire and its consequences. Lyrically written with startling eroticism, Greenwell has created an indelible story about the ways in which our past, culture and our scars and shames shape who we are and determine how we love.

The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
This is a captivating debut novel filled with suspense and mystery. It is a beautiful tale of the bond between a mother and her child and what happens when going home is not as easy as it seems.  

The Children's Home by Charles Lambert
A version of modern fairy tales like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Golden Compass this debut novel is genre-defying. Morgan, a disfigured reclusive heir to a fortune lives in a mansion with his housekeeper. When two children visit his home he gives them free reign to go where they choose. The next day more children appear and their startling revelations lead to an amazing tale.

The Two-Family House: A  Novel by Lynda Cohen Loigman
No good deed goes unpunished. In a single, intensely charged moment, two women come to a private agreement designed to make them both happy. Unfortunately life is not so simple, especially when it involves two families who share one home. 

Beasts and Children by Amy Parker
These linked stories unwind the lives of three families as they navigate 
ever-shifting landscapes. This wry and sharp, dark and subversive debut novel watches as these characters make choices that will change the course of their lives and run into each other in surprising, unforgettable ways.

Work Like Any Other by  Virginia Reeves

Gorgeously spare and brilliantly insightful, Work Like Any Other is a striking debut about love and redemption, the heavy burdens of family and guilt, and learning how to escape them.

Cambodia Noir by Nicholas Seeley
An arresting debut thriller set in contemporary Cambodia, about an American woman who disappears into the Phnom Penh underworld, and the photojournalist who tracks her down. 

Unspeakable Things by Kathleen Spivack 

A debut novel steeped in surreal storytelling and beautiful music that transports its half-broken souls--and us--to another realm of the senses. 

Shelter: A Novel by Jung Yun

Kyung Cho’s family is in turmoil. His estranged parents have been victims of a brutal home invasion and his own finances are in dire straits. When Kyung takes in his parents, the carefully established distance between them collapses and he must face his childhood nightmares even as his adult life begins to crumble. Taut and masterfully told this is a riveting debut novel.

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