- Broken Summer by J. M. Lee
In this new novel from South Korean literary giant J.M. Lee., a famous artist’s wife mysteriously vanishes, leaving behind her unpublished manuscript. Lee Hanjo is an artist at the peak of his fame, envied and celebrated. Then, on his forty-third birthday, he awakens to find that his devoted wife has disappeared, leaving behind a soon-to-be-published novel she’d secretly written about the sordid past and questionable morality of an artist with a trajectory similar to Hanjo’s. It’s clear to him that his life is about to shatter and the demons from his past will come out. The book forces Hanjo to reflect on a summer from his youth when a deadly lie irreversibly and tragically determined the fates of two families.
- Running to Fall by Kalisha Buckhanon
Tragedy and Victor Powell — a pair of married Black influencers — move to an affluent Chicago suburb, just before the neighborhood’s picture-perfect image is rocked by scandal. When a young Black woman’s body is found in a nearby river, it’s the last straw for Tragedy, who struggles to reconcile the secrets of her past with the glitz and glamour of the present.
- Gallows Hill by by Darcy Coates
When her estranged parents die from supposed natural causes on the same night, Margot returns to the home she has not seen in more than a decade to claim her inheritance: the house, its vineyard, and the award-winning Gallows Hill Winery. Something foul befell Margot’s ancestor, the original owner of Gallows Hill, and as the 250th anniversary of his death approaches, supernatural forces begin crawling around the property once more.
- A Visible Man: A Memoir by Edward Enninful
In 2017, after nearly 30 years of celebrated work on both sides of the pond, Edward Enninful became British Vogue’s first Black editor-in-chief. His debut memoir, A Visible Man, charts his path from his childhood as a Ghanaian refugee in the UK, to his modelling career, to his work highlighting marginalised creators in the glossy pages of fashion magazines.
- The Most Likely Club by Elyssa Friedland
Twenty-five years after their classmates predicted they’d do great things, four longtime best friends make a pact to make their high-school superlatives come true. Moving between 1997 and 2022, The Most Likely Club paints a vivid portrait of Melissa, Priya, Tara, and Suki’s lives — past and present.
- The Fortunes of Jaded Women by Carolyn Huynh
In this magical new novel from debut author Carolyn Huynh, several generations of women in one Vietnamese American family face a curse that prevents them from finding happiness. When a psychic hints that the family spell may soon be broken, Mai Nguyen, her estranged younger sisters, and her adult daughters are reunited for the first time in many years.
- What We Fed to the Manticore by Talia Lakshmi Kolluri
Talia Lakshmi Kolluri’s debut collection explores the lives of animals around the globe, from an Indian pigeon to vultures living in Central Asia. Through these animals’ perspectives, Kolluri ruminates on the state of the world — on its interconnected ecosystems, and our place within them.
- The Interpreter’s Daughter: A Family Memoir by Teresa Lim
In her touching memoir, Teresa Lim takes readers on a journey to 19th-century China, Singapore, and Hong Kong, as the author uncovers the life of her great-aunt Fanny — a woman who was curiously absent from family stories.
- Ithaca by Claire North
Seventeen years after Odysseus set out for Troy, his young wife, Penelope, finds herself struggling to keep Ithaca from descending into chaos. Amid speculation that her husband has died in the Trojan War, Penelope gathers her allies close and prepares for the worst. Can these women keep Ithaca at peace, or are their efforts doomed from the start?
- The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
Thirteen-year-old Lucrezia de Medici is unexpectedly married off to a duke 12 years her senior, after her older sister, to whom the duke was betrothed, died unexpectedly. As she struggles to navigate the web of intrigue cast over Renaissance Italy’s courts, Lucrezia slowly comes to realise that her place in this brave new world may be tenuous — at best.
- Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally Thorne
After Victor Frankenstein successfully brings his creation to life, his younger sister and assistant, Angelika, hatches a plan to end to her romantic drought — by building herself a boyfriend. When Will wakes up on Angelika’s operating table, however, he’s more concerned with figuring out who he was in his past life than in courting his resurrector. He was made to be hers… but are they meant to be?
- As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh
Amid the Syrian civil war, 17-year-old Salama — a former pharmacy student whose life has been turned upside-down in only a few short months — spends her days volunteering as a surgeon at an understaffed hospital in Homs. With her mother dead and her father and older brother imprisoned, Salama’s also saddled with caring for her pregnant sister-in-law, who wants to leave Syria. As pressure mounts, Salama develops PTSD and a coping mechanism: an imaginary friend named Khawf, whose job is to keep her safe.
- Woman of an Uncertain Age by Priya Malhotra
Naina resists the societal pressure to live out the rest of her life in mourning after becoming unexpectedly widowed in her 50s. Naina’s conservative son is less enthusiastic about this plan, though, and when she begins dating a Muslim man, tensions reach a breaking point.
- Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie
As children, best friends Zahra and Maryam weathered the upheaval in Karachi that followed General Zia-ul-Haq’s death; as adults, they’ve built disparate lives for themselves in London. Their differences have never come between them before, but when their past lives in Pakistan come back to haunt them, Zahra and Maryam will be forced to talk about the things they’ve never discussed… and their friendship may not survive the fallout.
- Bliss Montage: Stories, by Ling Ma
Ma’s debut, “Severance,” about an emotionally numb worker in a post-apocalyptic society, won acclaim for its precise sendup of capitalism and chilly, unsettling tone. In a new story collection, she leans on eccentricity, spinning tales where women have sex with yetis or hang out with 100 ex-boyfriends.
- Fairy Tale, by Stephen King
A teenager is granted entry to an alternate universe after saving the life of a local eccentric. Underneath the recluse’s backyard shed, the teenager, Charlie, climbs down into a kingdom blighted by a terrible disease. There’s much to keep readers engrossed, including the glimmer of a happy ending.
- The Furrows: An Elegy, by Namwali Serpell
Cassandra is haunted by her younger brother’s disappearance after an accident when he was only 7. Years later, she meets a man who shares her brother’s name, setting up an unsettling exploration of long-lasting grief.
- If I Survive You, by Jonathan Escoffery
A series of linked stories follows a Jamaican family in the United States as the American-born sons brush up against their parents’ expectations and traditions, and forge paths and identities of their own.
- Solito: A Memoir, by Javier Zamora
Zamora, a poet, recounts in absorbing detail the dangerous, weekslong journey he took from El Salvador to reunite with his parents in the United States when he was just 9.