Notable New Fiction Club

Any significant fiction. It can have a mystery element but is not considered a crime novel. Though we look for new works the Pick can as well be from an established author. Picks are almost always US. You may check new monthly releases on our website or subscribe to our monthly Booknews. One Signed First per Month.

2023

January: Hendrix, Grady. How to Sell a Haunted House (Berkley, $28.00 Signed copies sold out).

New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix takes on the haunted house in a thrilling new novel that explores the way your past—and your family—can haunt you like nothing else.
 
When Louise finds out her parents have died, she dreads going home. She doesn’t want to leave her daughter with her ex and fly to Charleston. She doesn’t want to deal with her family home, stuffed to the rafters with the remnants of her father’s academic career and her mother’s lifelong obsession with puppets and dolls. She doesn’t want to learn how to live without the two people who knew and loved her best in the world.
 
Most of all, she doesn’t want to deal with her brother, Mark, who never left their hometown, gets fired from one job after another, and resents her success. Unfortunately, she’ll need his help to get the house ready for sale because it’ll take more than some new paint on the walls and clearing out a lifetime of memories to get this place on the market.
 
But some houses don’t want to be sold, and their home has other plans for both of them…
 
Like his novels The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires and The Final Girl Support GroupHow to Sell a Haunted House is classic Hendrix: equal parts heartfelt and terrifying—a gripping new read from “the horror master” (USA Today).

2022

Jan.:  Rollins, James. The Starless Crown

Feb. Cantor, Jillian. Beautiful Little Fools

March: Ferencik. Girl in Ice

April: O’Nan, Stewart. Ocean State sold out

May: Egan, Jennifer. The Candy House

June: Chang, Lan Samantha. The Family Chao

July: Goldman, Matt. Carolina Moonset

Aug: Howard, Catherine Ryan. Run Time

Sept: Riddle, AG. Lost in Time

Oct: Shepherd, Megan. Malice House

Nov: Assadi, Hannah Lillith. The Stars Are Not Yet Bells

December: Meadows, Rae. Winterland (Henry Holt, $27.99).

2021

Jan.:  Askaripour, Mateo. Black Buck

Feb. Tarkington, Ed. The Fortunate Ones

March: Cantor, Jillian. Half Life

April: Vlautin, Willy. Night Always Comes

May: Sullivan, Mark. The Last Green Valley

June. Harris, Zakiya Dalila. The Other Black Girl

July: Butler, Nickolas. Godspeed

Aug. Davidson, Ash. Damnation Spring

Sept: Doerr, Anthony. Cloud Cuckoo Land

Oct: Jones, Stephen Graham. My Heart Is a Chainsaw

Nov.: Castle, Jayne. Guild Boss

2020

Jan.:  Reid, Kiley. Such a Fun Age

Feb.:  Cummins, Jeanine. American Dirt

March: Moore, Graham. The Holdout

April: Ewen, Pamela Binnings. The Queen of Paris

May. Farmer, Jordan. The Poison Flood

June: Pepper, David. The Voter File

July: Farmer, Edward A. Pale

Aug: Davis, Fiona. The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Sept: Lovett, Charlie Escaping Dreamland.

Oct:  Hoffman, Alice. Magic Lessons

Nov.: Lemming, Asha. Fifty Words for Rain

Dec.  Evans, Richard Paul. The Noel Letters