Notable Fiction 2015

Don’t miss these novels that appear on many best fiction lists for 2015. They are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
Short stories blend the humor and melancholy found every day in the lives of characters that range from hitchhikers to jockeys, doctors and switchboard operators.

The Secret ChordThe Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
The story of Kind David is told, from his youth as a shepherd through his rise to beloved king and murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished old age.

A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
When her husband makes a radical career change, a mostly-happily married woman lands a job and is proud of her work-and-family balancing act until things take an unexpected turn.

Days of AweDays of Awe by Lauren Fox
In the wake of her best friend’s death, a woman must face the crisis in her own marriage, the fury of her almost-teenage daughter and the possibility of opening her cranky heart to someone new.

Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb
A middle-aged autistic resident of a therapeutic community where he was sent as a young child rebels against changes in his environment by attempting to return to a family home and younger siblings he only partially remembers.

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Glamorous and madly in love after twenty-four years, a couple appears to have a marriage that is the envy of their friends, but things are more complicated than they seem.

The Vermeer ConspiracyThe Vermeer Conspiracy by Eytan Halaban
When a Yale senior disappears, her roommate discovers she was pursuing the centuries-old secret of the true identity of artist Vermeer.

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
Set on the tropical island of St. Thomas in the early 1800s, a young woman refuses to live by the rules and, when her older husband dies suddenly, begins a love affair that sparks a scandal.

A Slant of Light by Jeffrey Lent
Set after the Civil War, the story centers on two men: one who has committed a horrific act, but is slowly revealed to be a man of honor and the other, a seemingly righteous man of great spiritual dedication, whose need for power within his community blinds him of his own actions.

Circling the SunCircling the Sun by Paula McLain
Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator in Kenya, is caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and writer Karen Blixen.

Slade House by David Mitchell
Along a narrow brick alley behind a British pub sits Slade House, a surreal place where visitors see what they want to see, including things that should be impossible.

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
When a Home Office telegraphist is saved from an Irish Republican bombing by a gold pocket watch that mysterious appeared on his pillow, he sets out to trace its maker.

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
Generations after leaving earth, a starship draws near to the planet that may serve as a new home world for those on board.

The Do-RightThe Do-Right by Lisa Sandlin
Fourteen years after going to prison for killing a man who was raping her, a woman lands a job with an ex-roughneck turned private eye and together they pry into the dark corners of a blue-collar, Cajun-influenced Texas town.


Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
Based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs, a powerful ruthless factory owner declares war on a family following a dispute arising over damages from a buggy accident.

January 15, 2016