Literary Fiction Spotlight (8/9/22)

We’re looking at new and upcoming literary fiction with a novel about yearning for connection in a fractured world, a coming-of-age portrait of a young woman learning to trust her voice, and a debut that tells a timeless love story.

MEET US BY THE ROARING SEA by Akil Kumarasamy

“Kumarasamy’s gorgeous prose and quiet meditations on memory will enthrall readers. This ambitious effort has much to offer.”–Publishers Weekly

Available for download on Edelweiss here.

MY LAST INNOCENT YEAR by Daisy Alpert Florin

An incisive, deeply resonant debut novel about a nonconsensual sexual encounter that propels one woman’s final semester at an elite New England college into controversy and chaos—and into an ill-advised affair with a married professor.

Available for download on Edelweiss here.

ADELAIDE by Genevieve Wheeler

A millennial love story, ADELAIDE explores the complexities of grief, the power of friendship, and the nuance of mental health. With unflinching honesty, and zany warmth, this raw, vulnerable novel captures the timeless nature of what it’s like to be young and in love—with your friends, with your city, and with a person who cannot, will not, love you back.

MEET US BY THE ROARING SEA by Akil Kumarasamy; 9780374177706; 8/23/22
MY LAST INNOCENT YEAR by Daisy Alpert Florin; 9781250280848; 2/14/23
ADELAIDE by Genevieve Wheeler; 9781250857033; 4/18/23

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