Book List

Fall 2023 Book List | A list of fiction titles to be published for the fall of 2023, recommended by your EPL librarians. Download the printable list here.

Winter 2024 Book List | A list of fiction titles to be published for January, February, and March, recommended by your EPL librarians. Download the printable list here.

November 2023

The Peasant King 
Afshar, Tessa 

When her mother, the Persian king’s famous senior scribe, is kidnapped, Jemmah and her sister must sneak undetected into enemy territory to rescue her. 

Book: Gods and DragonsThe Little Liar 
Albom, Mitch 
When the Nazi’s invade Greece, 11-year-old Nico is offered a chance to save his family if he assists the Nazi’s in getting Jews to board the trains. Only after it is too late does he discover what happens to them.
Book: Son of SveaThe Future 
Alderman, Naomi 

The Future – as the richest people on the planet have discovered – is where the money is – and the future is here. 

Book: Brown GirlsBaumgartner 
Auster, Paul 
A taut yet expansive novel of love, memory, and grief. At 71, Baumgartner’s wife has passed, and he reminisces about their deep and abiding love for each other over the last 40 years.
Book: BibliolepsyThe Edge 
Baldacci, David 
The hotly anticipated follow-up to David Baldacci's runaway number one Sunday Times Bestselling thriller, The 6:20 Man, featuring Travis Devine. 
Book: The Stars Are Not Yet BellsBookshops & Bonedust
Baldree, Travis
When an injury throws a young, battle-hungry orc off her chosen path, she may find that what we need isn't always what we seek. 
Book: Bye Bye BabyAll We Could Still Have
Barnes, Diane
In their attempts to have a child, a husband and wife must contend with personal desires, crossed boundaries, and broken trust as they reimagine what it truly means to be a family. 
Book: Outcasts of the WildwoodOnce Upon A Charming Bookshop 
Bell, Heatherly 
He had always been her best friend, but when Noah Cahill moved back to town, Twyla knew something was different.
Book: The Last Mrs. SummersAlice Sadie Celine 
Blakley-Cartwright Sarah

Alice and Sadie have been best friends since high school, but when Sadie begs her mother to see Alice’s new play, she does not expect her mother to become entranced with Alice and her performance. 

Book: The Girl Who Could Breathe Under WaterPoster Girl
Blanton-Stroud, Shelley 
Cynical young gossip columnist Jane Benjamin joins FDR’s Office of War Information, a propaganda unit, to find a Wendy-the-Welder poster girl to urge more women to the shipyard work essential to America’s winning World War II—and, incidentally, to make herself into the new Hedda Hopper. But somebody doesn’t want those women at work. 
Book: Her Hidden GeniusThe Proof of the Pudding 
Bowen, Rhys 
Lady Georgiana Rannoch is looking forward to her first ever turn as hostess for her very own house party when the festivities lead to murder. 
Book: Show Me the BunnySpirit of the Wood 
Britain, Kristen 
In this backstory to Laren Mapstone’s life, we learn how Tavin must save her before his own empathic gift destroys them both. 
Book: The Shattered SkiesSister of Starlit Seas
Brooks, Terry 

A rebellious young heroine begins a voyage of self-discovery. 

Book: Yinka, Where Is Your Husband?The New Naturals 
Bump, Gabriel 
A moving and darkly funny novel about an attempt to found a Black Utopia. 
Book: Good Rich PeopleThe Olympian Affair 
Butcher, Jim 
The fate of the Cinder Spires may be decided by crossed swords. 
Book: Find MeTom Clancy’s Command and Control 
Cameron, Marc 
President Jack Ryan finds himself caught in the middle of a military coup in South America. 
Book: Iron AnnieThe Fiction Writer 
Cantor, Jillian 

Hired by a reclusive billionaire to write a book about his grandmother and her shocking secret involving Daphne du Maurier, Olivia soon finds herself trapped in a gothic mystery of her own. 

Book: The Last House on the StreetThe General and Julia 
Clinch, Jon 
Ulysses S. Grant reflects on the crucial moments of his life as a husband, a father, a general, and a president while writing his memoirs and reckoning with his complicated legacy. 
Book: The Last House on the StreetStarstruck 
Clipston, Amy 

Can a small-town waitress capture the heart of a world-famous heartthrob? 

Book: The School for Good MothersAct Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord 
Connally, Celeste 
Bridgerton meets Agatha Christie in Act Like a Lady, in this dazzling first entry in a captivating new Regency-era mystery series with a feminist spin. 
Book: Hot and Sour SuspectsResurrection Walk 
Connelly, Michael 
Defense attorney Mickey Haller is back, taking the long shot cases, where the chances of winning are one in a million.
Book: The BeholdenBehind the Lies
Cooper, Maren 
Thinking he is about to be made CEO, Will is surprised when his boss tells him he is actually about to be fired for mysterious reasons, but when his boss falls ill it is up to Will to solve the mystery. 
Book: A Stranger's GameSharpe’s Command 
Cornwell, Bernard 
If any man can do the impossible it is Richard Sharpe, and the impossible is exactly what he is asked to do when he’s sent on an undercover mission to a small village in the Spanish countryside, far behind enemy lines.
Book: A Killer SundaeUnnatural Death 
Cornwell, Patricia 

Two mauled bodies in the woods. Top secret autopsies. The most chilling cases of Scarpetta’s career.

Book: Honey RoastedThe Good Part 
Cousens, Sophie 

A downtrodden 26-year-old wakes up to the life she’s always wanted, but is it really a dream come true? 

Book: The Magnolia PalaceBulletproof Barista 
Coyle, Cleo 
When a film crew's week of shooting delivers an actual shooting, coffeehouse manager and master roaster Clare Cosi and her staff find themselves at the scene of a true crime.
Book: Getting His Game BackOdyssey’s End 
Coyle, Matt 
Brain disease worsening, Rick Cahill risks everything— even his life— to provide for his fractured family' s future.
Book: A Three Book ProblemDay
Cunningham, Michael 
As the world changes around them, a family weathers the storms of growing up, growing older, falling in and out of love, losing the things that are most precious, and learning to go on. 
Book:Mrs. MarchThe Corsican Shadow 
Cussler, Dirk and Clive Cussler
Dirk Pitt returns in the latest novel.
Book: Murder on Prescott MountainDo Your Worst 
Danan, Rosie 
Sparks fly when an occult expert and a disgraced archeologist become enemies-with-benefits in this steamy romance. 
Book: Mermaid ConfidentialThe Watchmaker’s Hand 
Deaver, Jeffery 
When a New York City construction crane mysteriously collapses causing mass destruction and killing several people, Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are on the case.
Book: Strangers I KnowIWO, 26 Charlie 
Deutermann, P.T. 
A story about Iwo Jima, the raising of the American Flag, and the 26,000 Americans who were killed there.
Book: Life FlightThe Lost Cause
Doctorow, Cory
It’s 30 years from now. We’re making progress, mitigating climate change, slowly but surely. But what about all the angry people who can’t let go? 
Book: Cutthroat DogsThat Others May Live 
Driscoll, Sara 

Some situations fill even the most seasoned FBI K-9 handlers with shock and horror. Then Meg gets word that a part of a twelve-story condo building has collapsed, and every search-and-rescue worker and K-9 team is needed on-site immediately to find survivors and assess the casualties.

Book: Small WorldMurder in a Cup 
Elliott, Lauren 
As an eclectic tea shop owner descended from an Irish witch, intuitive Shay Myers has been living her most authentic life since moving home to California’s scenic Monterey Peninsula. Yet not even her heightened senses can predict how to run a business—or catch a killer.
Book: Greenwich ParkVamp
Estleman, Loren D. 
Film Detective Valentino must navigate the shady underbelly of Hollywood once more, in a dangerous adventure that threatens not only his career but his life! 
Book: Savage RoadI Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died 
Flower, Amanda 
When a literary icon stays with the Dickinson family, Emily and her housemaid Willa find themselves embroiled in a shocking murder. 
Book: The Mitford VanishingThe Porcelain Maker 
Freethy, Sarah 
An epic story of love, betrayal, and art that spans decades through the horrors of World War II to 21st century America, inspired by an actual porcelain factory in Dachau.
Book: Crimes and CoversThe Book of Ayn 
Freiman, Lexi 
An original and hilarious satire of both our political culture and those who rage against it, this novel follows a writer from New York to Los Angeles to Lesbos as she searches for artistic and spiritual fulfillment in radical selfishness, altruism, and ego-death. 
Book: A Heart AdriftThe Spy Coast 
Gerritsen, Tess 
Maggie Bird, a seemingly average 60-yearold, is living the quiet life until a mysterious woman shows up dead in her driveway. It’s been 15 years since she ran assets for the CIA, and now she and her “book club” swiftly revert to espionage mode. 
Book: SeoulmatesMurder Checks Out 
Gilbert, Victoria 

It’s not all snowflakes and sugarplums when murder crashes Taylorsford’s first Winterfest.

Book: Much Ado About a LatteA Twisted Skein 
Goldenbaum, Sally 

Seaside Knitter Birdie is enjoying her rekindled pleasure in bird watching until she stumbles upon the body of a fellow bird watcher. 

Book: One Step Too FarThis Passing Hour 
Gould, Leslie 

While recovering from the death of her parents Mennonite Brenna relocates and befriends Rylan Sanders, a disabled veteran, and commits to rising above her own grief to help him as much as she can

Book: Something to HideHer Secret Hope 
Gray, Shelley Shepard 
Lilly has run off to Pinecraft, Florida to avoid her past, but when Eddie Byler shows up from her hometown, she knows she can never follow the man she loves back there.
Book: Road of BonesMurder in Williamstown 
Greenwood, Kerry 

The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher is up to her elegant eyebrows in mystery once again!

Book: VioletaWe Must Not Think of Ourselves 
Grodstein, Lauren 
A heart-wrenching story of love and defiance set in the Warsaw Ghetto, based on the actual archives kept by those determined to have their stories survive World War II. 
Book: Gods and DragonsSlay
Hamilton, Laurell K 
Anita must now face one of her biggest challenges – introducing her very religious, very human relatives to her fiancé, the newly crowned vampire king of America.
Book: Son of SveaA Demon’s Guide to Wooing a Witch 
Hawley, Sarah 
When Astaroth is stripped of his immortality, he suffers from amnesia, and Calladia decides she must help the despicable vulnerable demon she despises.
Book: Brown GirlsA Curse of Krakens 
Hearne, Kevin 
The final book in the epic fantasy trilogy that began with A Plague of Giants about a war that broke a continent and opened the door to a new world. 
Book: BibliolepsyNever Wager with a Wallflower 
Heath, Virginia 
Venus Merriwell is looking for love and not a gambler like her father; then gambler Galahad Sinclair comes to town. 
Book: The Stars Are Not Yet BellsNever Met a Duke Like You 
Howard, Amalie 
Lady Vesper Lyndhurst has sworn off love, but when the insolvent Duke of Greydon returns the attraction between them becomes impossible to ignore, and even harder to resist.
Book: Bye Bye BabyWhat a Wave Must Be 
Hunt, Angela 
A powerful story of a family’s journey toward healing and hope after an unimaginable loss. 
Book: Outcasts of the WildwoodNight Train to Marrakech 
Jefferies, Dinah 
Vicky Baudin steps on to the train through Morocco looking for the truth about the woman who gave her father up for adoption decades before. Clemence Petier lives in a kasbah on the edge of the Atlas Mountains, her background shrouded in mystery, but the past holds secrets that threaten them both. 
Book: The Last Mrs. SummersDeus X 
Jones, Stephen 
Detroit ex-cop August Snow puts his life on the line to protect a friend from modern-day Templars sworn to protect the name of the Catholic church at all costs. 
Book: The Girl Who Could Breathe Under WaterBefore We Say Goodbye 
Kawaguchi, Toshikazu 
New visitors have arrived at the Café Funiculi Funicula.
Book: Her Hidden GeniusGaslight
Kayode, Femi 
Philip Taiwo returns to solve a missing-persons case, and in so doing, uncovers dark secrets the church has worked tirelessly to hide. 
Book: Show Me the BunnyBlood Betrayal 
Khan, Ausma Zehanat 
When a young Black man is killed by a veteran police officer, it is up to Det. Inaya Rahman to find out the truth of what happened. 
Book: The Shattered SkiesJust Once 
Kingsbury, Karen 

Torn between two brothers, both of whom are off to fight in WWII, Irvel fears that neither brother will make it home and that she will lose everything. 

Book: Yinka, Where Is Your Husband?Street Corner Dreams
Kraut, Florence Reiss 
Just before WWI, Golda comes to America yearning for independence, but she tosses aside her dreams of freedom and marries her widowed brother-in-law after her sister dies giving birth to their son, Morty. 
Book: Good Rich PeoplePlot Twist 
La Rosa, Erin 

Romance author Sophie Lyon has never been in love. When writer’s block slows her down, she hopes a friends with benefits relationship with her reclusive landlord might do the trick. 

Book: Find MeChaos Terminal 
Lafferty, Mur 

Mallory Viridian would rather not be an amateur detective and fled to outer space to avoid it, but when one of the new human arrivals on a space shuttle is murdered, she’s back in the game. 

Book: Iron AnnieHousemoms 
Lancaster, Jen 
Three grown women find escape and camaraderie on sorority row in a delightfully exhilarating novel about fresh starts, whether you want them or not. 
Book: Spirits and SourdoughSun of Blood and Ruin 
Lares, Mariely 
Rumor has it on the streets of 16th century New Spain, there’s a new vigilante in town serving justice. 
Book: The Last House on the StreetAssassin’s Mark 
Larsen, Ward 
Hard-hitting assassin, David Slaton, returns for another breathless adventure.
Book: The School for Good MothersBorn to be Badger 
Laurenston, Shelly 

Tock is a tough honey badger, and when Shay Malone, ferociously adorable tiger, shows up it is a good thing that revenge is best served hot. 

Book: Hot and Sour SuspectsThe Frozen River 
Lawhon, Ariel 
A gripping historical mystery inspired by the life and diary of Martha Ballard, a renowned 18th-century midwife who investigates a shocking murder that unhinges her small community. 
Book: The BeholdenThe Girl in the Vault 
Ledwidge, Michael 
When Faye Walker’s future is destroyed by a treacherous betrayal she does not lie down and take it. She comes back with a plan requiring Swiss watch timing, nerves of steel, and ten million dollars in cold hard Wall Street cash.
Book: A Stranger's GameGod's Forumla
Lepore, James 
It is 1939. The scourge that is Nazi Germany is trampling Europe as its scientists vie to deliver ever-increasing destructive power. Now physicist Walter Friedeman, a friend of Albert Einstein's since childhood, has found a formula to enrich uranium in three months rather than the previously expected five years. 
Book: A Killer SundaeBroken Trust 
Lupica, Mike 
Spenser investigates the past secrets of an elusive tech billionaire.
Book: Honey RoastedThe Manor House 
Macmillan, Gilly 
Childhood sweethearts Nicole and Tom are a normal, loving couple until a massive lottery win changes their lives overnight. 
Book: The Magnolia PalaceMy Armenian Friend
Makine, Andrei 
A heart-wrenching novel that is at once an indelible portrait of friendship, a coming-of-age tale, and a dive into the memory of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire. 
Book: Getting His Game BackBetrayal
Margolin, Phillip 
Attorney Robin Lockwood finds herself defending her old nemesis in a multiple murder case with too many suspects, where success might cost her own life.
Book: A Three Book ProblemA Power Unbound 
Marske, Freya 
When a plot to seize unimaginable magic power comes to a head on Jack’s own family estate, Jack, Alan and their allies will become entangled in a night of champagne, secrets and bloody sacrifice, and the foundations of magic in Britain might be torn up by the roots before the end. 
Book:Mrs. MarchPast Lying 
McDermid, Val 
DCI Karen Pirie is in a propulsive new thriller of deceit and vengeance, set against the disquiet and investigative challenges of a global pandemic. 
Book: Murder on Prescott MountainAbsolution
McDermott, Alice 
A riveting account of women’s lives on the margins of the Vietnam War from the renowned winner of the National Book Award. 
Book: Mermaid ConfidentialA Very Inconvenient Scandal 
Mitchard, Jacquelyn 

Stunned by her recently widowed father’s reckless behavior, a young woman must learn to navigate a new world, where the people she should trust the most have become strangers she cannot trust at all.

Book: Strangers I KnowThe Tatami Time Machine Blues 
Morimi, Tomihiko 
In the boiling heat of summer, a broken remote control for an air conditioner threatens life as we know it in this reality-bending, time-slipping sequel to The Tatami Galaxy
Book: Life FlightImpossible Object
Mosley, Nicholas
A collection of stories: Through the lives of a couple observed by different narrators, these eight interconnected stories explore the notion that life can never be realized except in recognition of the impossibility of attaining it.
Book: Cutthroat DogsCold Curses 
Neill, Chloe 

It’s all magical hands on deck for vampire Elisa Sullivan and her allies as they fight to save the Windy City from a supernatural onslaught. 

Book: Small WorldPlay of Shadows
Nickless, Barbara 
An ancient creature of Greek mythology drives a killer’s unspeakable motives.
Book: Greenwich ParkThe Talk of Coyote Canyon
Novak, Brenda 
She’s not here to make friends. She’s here to make trouble. With her piercings, tattoos and spiky blond hair, Ellen Truesdale doesn’t quite fit in with the other folks in Coyote Canyon—and that’s just fine with her. She’s only here to put her father out of business as payback for abandoning her when she was young.
Book: VioletaThe Vulnerables 
Nunez, Sigrid 

Three strangers are thrown together in one Manhattan apartment: a solitary writer; a Gen Z college drop-out; and a spirited parrot named Eureka. This novel reveals what happens when strangers are willing to open their hearts to each other and how far even small acts of caring can go to ease another's distress. 

Book: Gods and DragonsCross Out
Patterson, James
Alex Cross, fresh from a brush with death himself, is on the trail of the Dead Hours Killer. 
Book: Son of SveaA Christmas Vanishing 
Perry, Anne 
Charlotte Pitt’s clever grandmother investigates the sudden disappearance of her dear friend.
Book: Brown GirlsKnowing You 
Peterson, Tracie 
Could a captivating art exhibit hold the key to truth and love?
Book: BibliolepsyThe Helsinki Affair 
Pitoniak, Anna 

It is the case of Amanda’s lifetime, but solving it will require her to betray another spy – her father! 

Book: The Stars Are Not Yet BellsThe Mystery Guest 
Prose, Nita 
A new mess. A new mystery. It’s up to Molly the maid to uncover the truth, no matter how dirty. 
Book: Bye Bye BabySilver Lady 
Putney, Mary 
Bran Tremayne heads home to Cornwall to confront his heritage, but finds he cannot turn away from the vulnerable woman he encounters in the countryside. 
Book: Outcasts of the WildwoodWe Are The Light 
Quick, Matthew 
A poignant and hopeful novel about a widower who takes in a grieving teenager and inspires a magical revival in their small town. 
Book: The Last Mrs. SummersHunt on Dark Waters 
Robert, Katee 

A stern captain meets his witchy match in this captivating first fantasy romance novel. 

Book: The Girl Who Could Breathe Under WaterInheritance
Roberts, Nora 
In 1806, Astrid Poole is murdered on her wedding day. Her last words - a promise to her husband never to leave him. Sonya MacTavish has inherited far more than a house. She has inherited a centuries-old curse, and a puzzle she must solve if there is any hope of breaking it. 
Book: Her Hidden GeniusOnyx
Robins, Navi 
The Onyx Institute of Higher Learning’s purpose is to give at-risk African American and Hispanic children a new direction. Some consider the Onyx Institute a training ground for homegrown terrorism, and the newly elected President has vowed to deal with the “Onyx Problem” swiftly. The students of Onyx won't give up so easily, and soon the entire world will bear witness to the power of unity and hope in the hands of a new generation. 
Book: Show Me the BunnyThe Wishing Bridge 
Shipman, Viola 
In an attempt to revive her career, Henrietta tries to convince her parents to sell their Christmas store to a massive corporations, but after reconnecting at home what sounded great in the boardroom begins to lose its luster.
Book: The Shattered SkiesThere Should Have Been Eight 
Singh, Nalini 
A remote estate in New Zealand’s Southern Alps hosts a reunion no one will ever forget.
Book: Yinka, Where Is Your Husband?A Touch of Chaos 
St. Clair, Scarlett 
The gods are at war; the Titans have been released, and Hades and Persephone must fight tooth and nail for their happy ending.
Book: Good Rich PeopleThe Ball at Versailles 
Steel, Danielle 

The most glamorous social event of 1958, the Ball at Versailles, was the stuff of dreams for many young women looking to “marry well.” Amelia, Caroline, Samantha, and Felicity all see the ball as an outdated tradition, they never imagined how it could change their lives forever. 

Book: Find MeThe Beautiful and the Wild 
Townsend, Peggy 
The dangers of Alaska aren't limited to storms, starvation, and grizzly bears. Sometimes the most dangerous thing is the person you love. 
Book: Iron AnnieWages of Sin 
Turtledove, Harry 
A terrifying tale about HIV spreading in the early 16th century.
Book: The Last House on the StreetShot With Crimson 
Upson, Nicola
Violence finds its way to old Hollywood. 
Book: The Last House on the StreetSystem Collapse 
Wells, Martha 

There’s something wrong with 

Murderbot; it isn’t running within normal operational parameters. ART’s crew and the humans from Preservation are doing everything they can to protect the colonists, but with Barish-Estranza’s SecUnit-heavy persuasion teams, they’re going to have to hope Murderbot figures out what’s wrong with itself. 

Book: The School for Good MothersThe Navigator's Children 
Williams, Tad 

The war continues, and Prince Morgan and Nezeru come face-to-face with an ancient secret that has kindled the war – one that will destroy immortals and humans alike.


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