December 2021-Fiction-New Releases

December 23rd, 2021 by cmcneil · No Comments · New Releases

Sansei and Sensibility: Stories  

By Karen Tei Yamashita                

Read by Cindy Kay          

Publishing Date: 12/21/2021

In these buoyant and inventive stories, Karen Tei Yamashita transfers classic tales across boundaries and questions what an inheritance—familial, cultural, emotional, artistic—really means.

“The range of characters, sparkling humor, connective themes, and creative ambition all showcase Yamashita’s impressive powers.” —Publishers Weekly Starred review

Small Things Like These

By Claire Keegan  

Read by Aidan Kelly        

Publishing Date: 12/14/2021

The landmark new novel from award-winning author Claire Keegan.

Small Things Like These is a gem of a slim novel about a family man faced with a moral decision… a deeply moving tale.”—Associated Press

Subdivision: A Novel     

By J. Robert Lennon       

Read by Nicole Poole     

Publishing Date: 12/07/2021

Harrowing, meticulous, and deranged, Subdivision is a brilliant maze of a novel from the writer Kelly Link has called “a master of the dark arts.” With the narrative intensity and mordant humor familiar to fans of Broken River, J. Robert Lennon continues his exploration of the mysteries of perception and memory.

“Deliriously inventive. . . . This is an impressive marriage of a vibrant, tortuous fever dream and an unsentimental meditation on life and death.”―Publishers Weekly

One In Me I Never Loved: A Novel          

By Carla Guelfenbein     

Read by Cassandra Campbell      

Publishing Date: 12/28/2021

A poignant collage of stories of women young and old, this novel from an Alfaguara Prize–winning author explores both the need to be seen and the need to disappear.

Observations by Gaslight: Stories from the World of Sherlock Holmes   

By Lyndsay Faye              

Read by Dan Calley   & Polly Lee               

Publishing Date: 12/21/2021

A new collection of Sherlockian tales that shows the Great Detective and his partner, Watson, as their acquaintances saw them.

“Nuance, wit, and clever plotting make this a superior version of George Mann’s Associates of Sherlock Holmes anthologies. Sherlockians will clamor for a sequel.” ― Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Green for Danger            

By Christianna Brand     

Read by Derek Perkins 

Written by 12/28/2021

In World War II England, a military hospital may hide a murderer: “[Brand] could construct puzzles with the best of them” (Elizabeth George).

Mortal Remains in Maggody      

By Joan Hess     

Read by Courtney Patterson       

Publishing Date: 12/14/2021

Another “great” cozy mystery set in outrageous Maggody, Arkansas, a town so strange that even Hollywood filmmakers can’t believe it’s real (Library Journal).

The Withdrawing Room               

By Charlotte MacLeod   

Read by Susan Boyce     

Written by 12/07/2021

Death pays a visit to Sarah Kelling’s Boston boardinghouse in this cozy mystery from the bestselling author of the Peter Shandy series.

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