Sunday, December 15, 2019

Fantastic Fiction Debuts of 2013

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The Love Affairs Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman
Contrary to popular opinion, rising literary star Nate Piven never means to let down all the women he welcomes with opens arms. Join this modern man as he struggles with an attraction to women and his tendency to fail them at almost every turn in a story set against the backdrop of today’s literary world.

Truth in Advertising by John Kenney
Facing an ill, once-abusive father who none of his brothers or sisters plans on visiting, nearly-40 Finbar Dolan reassesses the wedding he recently put a stop to, a canceled vacation, and what a co-worker named Phoebe really means to him as Dolan faces his past to ponder his future.

You are One of Them  by Elliot Holt
Shy Sarah Zuckerman scours the former Soviet Union for answers when she learns her old best friend’s death may have been a hoax. After writing letters to Soviet premier Yuri Andrepov as the Cold War raged in 1982, the best friends parted on their own cold terms when only Jenny was invited to the USSR and stepped into the media spotlight. A decade after a plane crash supposedly killed Jenny and her parents, Sarah seeks answers.

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Always the upstanding student, single mother Kate Baron’s daughter, Amelia, felt such guilt over cheating on a test that she took her own life. Then Kate gets the text claiming that Amelia didn’t jump. Kate goes through Amelia’s social media in an attempt to make sense of the tragedy and find answers.

The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms
Janine Brown can’t wait to get her hands on the Christmas Cove, Maine dream house she just won; neither can Janine Brown. Two women who share a name collide when they both arrive to claim the prize of their dreams and end up sharing more than their dreams as they cope with what waits for them by the water.