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For Readers: Meet Your Next Good Book

Nature in fiction

Sometimes the most captivating character in a work of fiction isn’t a character at all, it’s the setting. A "novel of place" fully immerses you in the surroundings, like you’re standing right there as the plot unfolds. If you're looking to connect with the natural world, try one of these novels with bewitching settings, transporting you to the woods of Wisconsin, the wild rivers of Canada, and beyond. Read more...

Covers of The River by Peter Heller; Legends of the North Cascades by Jonathan Evison; Bearskin by James A. McLaughlinCovers of Raft of Stars by Andrew J. Graff; Inland by Tea Obreht; Greenwood by Michael Christie


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The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

"Set in the publishing world, this is like an episode of 'Younger' meeting a Jordan Peele movie (prepare to be shocked!)." —Gina

cover of A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones

A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones

"On her first day as sheriff of Del Sol, New Mexico, Sunshine Vicram is hit with an abundance of cases and concerns, including an escaped convict, a possible abduction, and a missing autistic teen. Her hometown has always been a bit crazy, but this is beyond the pale." —Mary

cover of Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu

Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu

"When Lucky reconnects with her first love, it rocks her carefully constructed life to the core. Join the Own Voices Book Discussion on July 14!" —Emily

cover of The Anatomy of Desire by L.R. Dorn

The Anatomy of Desire by L.R. Dorn

"This full-cast audiobook feels like a true crime podcast dissecting the murder trial of a social media star." —Mary

cover of Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin

Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin

"Told with honesty and insight, this is a tender, heartbreaking story of how early-onset Alzheimer's disease affects a family." —Lillian

cover of Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

"A family saga with a touch of magic, set in Hawaii." —Gina

cover of The Duke Undone by Joanna Lowell

The Duke Undone by Joanna Lowell

"A charming historical romance: In Victorian London, a young artist stumbles on a future duke, passed out in an East End alley. When she later paints him, not knowing who he is, the compelling portrait has unexpected consequences." —Jessica

cover of The Deep by Alma Katsu

The Deep by Alma Katsu

"After surviving the sinking of the Titanic, Annie takes a job as a wartime nurse on its sister ship. Flashbacks reveal that something eerie was afoot on the first voyage, and Annie can't outrun the truth forever." —Laura

cover of Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder

Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder

"After putting her art career on pause to raise her son, a new mother becomes convinced that she’s turning into a dog." —Emily

cover of The Bramble and the Rose by Tom Bouman

The Bramble and the Rose by Tom Bouman

"Bouman's third mystery featuring Officer Henry Farrell (no need to read them in order). A headless body found in the woods outside a small Pennsylvania town is under investigation and interferes with wedding plans." —Lillian

cover of The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson

The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson

"After her white husband dies, Rosalie Iron Wing goes back to her empty childhood home to reclaim her Dakota identity and traditions." —Anne

cover of Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

"Ryland Grace is the sole crew member aboard the Hail Mary spacecraft, and he is the only one who can save Earth." —Jessica

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

"Known for his creative world-building, Clark's first full-length fantasy novel builds on the alternate 1912 Cairo from his previous shorter works." —Laura

cover of When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

"Three very different women deal with friendship, trust, and family under severe conditions in modern day Iraq. " —Anne


 

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