Publishers Weekly‘s Spring 2018 literary fiction picks include 8 titles from Macmillan:
THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah
Hannah’s novel, starred by PW, follows the Allbright family, who barely make ends meet, as they move from 1974 Seattle to the untamed wilderness of Kaneq, Alaska, to claim a parcel of land left to the father by a slain Army buddy.
KUDOS by Rachel Cusk
Following OUTLINE and TRANSIT, this novel completes Cusk’s trilogy: a woman writer visits a Europe in flux, where questions of personal and political identity rise to the surface.
THE PARKING LOT ATTENDANT by Nafkote Tamirat
Tamirat’s debut is a coming-of-age story about a girl in Boston’s tightly knit Ethiopian community who falls under the influence of a charismatic hustler. The novel received a starred PW review.
INVITATION TO A BONFIRE by Adrienne Celt
INVITATION TO A BONFIRE is the story of a love triangle inspired by the Nabokov marriage. In the 1920s, Zoya Andropova, a young refugee from the Soviet Union, finds herself at an elite all-girls New Jersey boarding school, where she meets Leo Orlov, a famous writer and fellow Russian émigré. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
THE MERE WIFE by Maria Dahvana Headley
Headley presents a modern retelling of Beowulf, set in American suburbia as two mothers—a housewife and a battle-hardened veteran—fight to protect those they love.
A LUCKY MAN: Stories by Jamel Brinkley
A young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his day camp group at a backyard pool in the suburbs and faces the effects of power and privilege; a pair of college boys on the prowl follow two girls home from a party and have to own their uncomfortable desires.
MOTHERHOOD by Sheila Heti
In her late 30s, when her friends are asking when they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti’s novel—after HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE?—considers whether she will do so at all, questioning what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother.
SHELTER IN PLACE by Nora Roberts
Shooters arrive one evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. The violence lasts only eight minutes before the killers are taken down, but for those who lived through it, the effects last forever.