Our Most Anticipated Fall 2020 Novels about Family and Friendship
If you’re a reader who loves stories that revolve around the dynamics of family, friendships, and just relationships in general – then this book list is just for you. From bestselling authors you’re already acquainted with, to debut authors making their mark, we are sure you’ll find something to pique your interest. So make space on your bookshelves, make those library requests, reserve these titles and check out SIXTEEN of our most anticipated Fall 2020 reads that dive into the highs, lows, and complications that come with having relationships between friends and family!
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie
His Only Wife is a witty, smart, and moving debut novel about a brave young woman traversing the minefield of modern life with its taboos and injustices, living in a world of men who want their wives to be beautiful, to be good cooks and mothers, to be women who respect their husbands and grant them forbearance.
Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
A charming, poignant novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.
What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez
In What Are You Going Through, Nunez brings wisdom, humor, and insight to a novel about human connection and the changing nature of relationships in our times. A surprising story about empathy and the unusual ways one person can help another through hardship, her book offers a moving and provocative portrait of the way we live now.
The Glass House by Beatrice Colin
Beatrice Colin’s The Glass House is a gorgeously transporting novel filled with turn-of-the-century detail and lush blooms, about two women from vastly different worlds.
The End of the Day by Bill Clegg
A deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about the complicated bonds and breaking points of friendship, the corrosive forces of secrets, the heartbeat of longing, and the redemption found in forgiveness.
Cobble Hill by Cecily von Ziegesar
A deliciously irresistible novel chronicling a year in the life of four families in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood as they seek purpose, community, and meaningful relationships–until one unforgettable night at a raucous neighborhood party knocks them to their senses.
Nights When Nothing Happened by Simon Han
From the outside, the Chengs seem like so-called model immigrants. Once Patty landed a tech job near Dallas, she and Liang grew secure enough to have a second child, and to send for their first from his grandparents back in China. Isn’t this what they sacrificed so much for? But then little Annabel begins to sleepwalk at night, putting into motion a string of misunderstandings that not only threaten to set their community against them but force to the surface the secrets that have made them fear one another.
Are any of these books on your TBR?
Have you read any of these books? Discovered any new favorites? What novels are you looking forward to reading this fall with themes of family and friendships?