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Spring Book Preview 2023: Fiction

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A Spell of Good Things by Ayòbámi Adébáyò

Nigerian-born author Ayòbámi Adébáyò sets this novel in her native country, telling the tale of two families on opposite ends of the wealth divide and what happens after their two children become entangled at a party. (Feb. 7)

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Big Swiss by Jen Beagin

Greta, a transcriptionist working for a sex therapist, falls for a client while listening to her sessions. When Greta encounters the woman in person, an affair ensues in this comedic novel from Jen Beagin. (Feb. 7)

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I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai’s previous novel, The Great Believers, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, and her latest centers on a film professor who returns to teach a course at her New Hampshire boarding school, prompting bad memories, including the murder of a classmate. (Feb. 21)

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The Dog of the North by Elizabeth McKenzie

The problems – failed marriage, no job, missing mother – keep piling up for protagonist Penny Rush, but she attempts to buck the odds and start over in this novel by Elizabeth McKenzie. (March 14)

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Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

Family secrets and tragedy mix with the bootlegging business in this novel from bestselling writer Jeannette Walls (The Glass Castle) about a sharp-witted woman navigating her way through Prohibition.  (March 28)

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Homecoming by Kate Morton

In Kate Morton’s latest, a long-forgotten Christmas Eve murder discovery is dredged up decades later when a journalist returns to her grandmother’s bedside in Australia and finds a link between the infamous crime and her family. (April 4)

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Life and Other Love Songs by Anissa Gray

Spanning multiple decades in New York and Detroit, this story from journalist-​turned-novelist Anissa Gray focuses on the disappearance of a Black man and his family’s years-long search to find out what happened. (April 11)

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Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane

It’s back to a Massachusetts setting – South Boston in the 1970s, specifically – for bestselling author Dennis Lehane, whose latest focuses on a missing girl, a dead Black man, and a frantic mother’s tangles with the mob in a search for answers. (April 25)

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Happy Place by Emily Henry

Bestselling author Emily Henry spins a story about a broken-up couple who fakes their relationship during one
final weeklong getaway with friends in Maine. (April 25)

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The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

Fifteen years after doctor/professor/​​bestselling author Abraham Verghese released his last novel, Cutting for Stone, he’s back with a story set in 20th-century South India about three generations of a family haunted by drownings. (May 2)

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