I’ve become an avid fan of the Friends and Fiction podcast, mainly because its by authors I enjoy and just about always auto buy. So therefore I figure they are going to be talking about books I might enjoy. Recently they introduced us to five new authors, and their debut novels. Two of them published in 2020 and the others come out this year. So I had to take a look at them to see if they might hold promise for my reading life.
In this compelling coming of age story, culture, family, friends, bullies, and lovers propel two young people to unite to guard each other in a world where love, hope, and connectedness ultimately triumph. Published March 2020 by Mercer University Press.
And yes I think that’s a possible read I’d like to try. So adding to my TBR
This one involves a terminal cancer diagnoses for Tommy the partner of Alexis which throws them into turmoil and for their teenage daughter Cece. Published April 7 2020. William Morrow.
Sounds a bit heavy and sad, probably heavy on tissues, so its a maybe… possible…. read.
The Kindest Lie examines the heartbreaking divide between black and white communities and plumbs the emotional depths of the struggles faced by ordinary Americans in the wake of the financial crisis. Nancy Johnson’s debut novel offers an unflinching view of motherhood in contemporary America and the never-ending quest to achieve the American Dream. Will be published Feb 2021 by William Morrow.
Could be a possible read, putting it in my TBR and might give it a try if its at the library.
This one seems to be dual time line and has to do with an apothecary who dispenses poisons to women who want to get rid of men who have wronged them. This one comes out in March by Park Row.
While not fond of dual time lines, I may look at this. Elizabeth from Silver Reviews is reading this so will certainly read her review and be informed by it. Love the cover.
This one is about a brother and sister returning home after their mother dies.
But as they uncover more about Geneva’s death, shocking truths are revealed that overturn the family’s history as they know it, sending the pair on an extraordinary journey to chase a truth that will dramatically alter the course of their lives.
Could be a read I’d like, it’s Southern fiction and Susan Wiggs says it will appeal to fans of When the Crawdad Sings. I didn’t particularly like that one, but will still give it a look.