Must-Read September Fiction - Gallery
The best of the new thrillers, literary fiction and romantic tales
Written by Lauren Waterman
The Crown, by Nancy Bilyeau (DuJour's executive editor), is a thriller set in treacherous Tudor England. When a young novice learns her cousin has been condemned by Henry VIII to be burned at the stake, she risks everything to be by her side. Arrested and then imprisoned in the Tower of London, she is forced to search for a relic so powerful it may possess the ability to end the Reformation.
The Unfinished Garden, by Barbara Claypole White, is a novel set in the forests of North Carolina and gardens of England that explores a relationship between two damaged people: Tilly, who's battling grief, and James, who's locked in a private war with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Hemingway's Girl, by Erika Robuck, is a work of historical fiction set in Key West in 1935 when a young woman named Mariella takes a job as Ernest Hemingway’s housekeeper and becomes torn between the writer and a WWI veteran and boxer building the Overseas Highway. As Hemingway’s second marriage begins to show signs of strain and a storm threatens the Keys, Mariella finds she may lose everything she holds dear.