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New Fiction: February 2015

Get ready for February with our picks in fiction. From beautiful women’s fiction like The Nightingale to new young adult series like Red Queen, and short stories like Trigger Warning to suspense like Miramont’s Ghosts–there’s no shortage of great things to read! What are you most looking forward to reading this month? Let us know in the comments below!

Miramont’s Ghost by Elizabeth Hall

Lake Union Publishing

Lake Union Publishing

Release Date: February 1

Adrienne has had visions that reveal the secrets of those around her since she could talk. When her visions begin to reveal dark mysteries surrounding her French aristocratic family, her Aunt Marie takes Adrienne to America—to Miramont Castle, the castle her family built and abandoned three years later.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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Macmillan

Release Date: February 3

Two sisters, separated by experience, are thrust into World War II in France. Love, survival and freedom all play a role in this novel.

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman

Release Date: February 3

Gaiman’s latest collection of short stories contain previously published works and a Doctor Who story written for the fiftieth anniversary of the series in 2013.

The Swimmer by Joakim Zander

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HaperCollins

Release Date: February 10

The Homeland meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo debut novel has everything from family troubles to suspense as a CIA agent races to save the daughter he never knew he had.

The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth

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Macmillan

Release Date: February 10

Three generations of midwives are involved in this story that follows Neva, a midwife trying to keep her pregnancy a secret; her mother, Grace, who won’t let secrets rest; and, her grandmother, Floss, who is taken back 60 years by this news—to a secret that is similar to Neva’s.

Twelve Days by Alex Berenson

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Penguin

Release Date: February 10

John Wells is back, and this time he has twelve days to stop the United States from attacking Iran.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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HarperCollins

Release Date: February 10

The debut novel from Victoria Aveyard follows Mare, a girl with special powers living in a world where commoners with Red blood serve the Silver-blooded (and superhuman) elite. When it is discovered she has special powers, Mare enters a dangerous world.

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café by Max Lucado

Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson

Release Date: February 10

After splitting from her husband, Chelsea takes a job behind the counter at the Higher Grounds Café and soon realizes that people aren’t just coming for the coffee—they are there for answers to life’s biggest questions.

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Random House

Random House

Release Date: February 10

The story of a family spanning four generations—the Whitshanks experience life’s joys and disappointments together in their worn Baltimore home.

Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe

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Macmillan

Release Date: February 17

The story of two women who wind up caring for their loved ones in the same army hospital is as touching as it is heartbreaking.

Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King

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Random House

 

Release Date: February 17

King’s series continues as Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes meet a few suspicious characters on board their steamer—leading to a mystery in Japan.

Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck

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Weinstein Books

Release Date: January 27

We missed this wonderful novel in last month’s “must-reads”! Set in Sweden, a town’s secrets are revealed during the kind of winter that will make you remember you’re mortal.

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