We’ve selected three of the most anticipated new release novels to dive into. Whether literary debuts or long-awaited follow ups from social-media sensations, these books will have you glued to your seat.
Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
Championed by none other than Paula Hawkins, this gripping novel by award-winning Chinese American author Jean Kwok is a moving tale of family, secrets, identity and longing. Focused on the story of an immigrant family, it explores the divisive power of culture and language and will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat. This poignant drama untangles the complicated relationship between two sisters and their mother and follows the trio as a series of family secrets emerge.
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Best known for her #1 New York Times bestselling title, Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert returns this Summer with a novel set in 1940s New York. A riveting tale of sexual awakening and a must-read for fans of period fiction, the dialogue is typically sharp and witty. Beneath the surface of the novel lies a heartwarming story of friendship and relationships, as Glibert proves our everyday dilemmas are in fact far from a modern phenomena.
The Farm by Joanne Ramos
Joanne Ramos literary debut is set in Golden Oaks, a resort for surrogate mothers. Following the story of young Filipino immigrant Jane, it is a truly poignant read that feels incredibly relevant in the current climate. With echoes of The Handmaids Tale, it imagines a disturbing dystopia which entwines fertility and reproduction amongst the complicated issues of class, gender and race. The central villain, Mae, will leave you feeling chilled, while hints of dark humour and acutely accurate observations will keep you firmly engaged.