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13 New Books Coming in January

These are Tertulia's staff picks for the best new releases to kick off a new year of reading.
Tertulia •
Dec 30th, 2022


Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey comes out on January 17. If there's such thing as a divorce comedy (the anti-RomCom?), Heisey nails it.

Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor (January 3). Opulent Indian weddings, playboy scions, graft disguised as philanthropy...if you are intrigued by action mixed with fortune and corruption, this epic crime thriller is the novel for you.

After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz (January 24). This Booker Prize longlister reimagines the intertwined lives of feminists at the turn of the 20th century.

Small World by Laura Zigman (January 10). This novel about two newly divorced sisters living under the same roof again mixes Zigman's trademark humor with a story of family love and grief. From Booklist: "readers of authors such as Jodi Picoult, Barbara Kingsolver, or Kristin Hannah will be affected by Zigman’s skillful and sensitive chronicling of a sisterhood simultaneously affected by the past and finding a new future."

Bad Cree by Jessica Johns (January 10) is a horror-laced debut novel that features a young Cree woman tormented by grief-induced nightmares that seem to reveal inconsistencies in her sister's premature death.

Brotherless Night by V. V. Ganeshananthan (January 3). This highly anticipated novel is set during the early years of Sri Lanka's civil war, and follows a woman's struggle with morality and family in the midst of violence.

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix (January 17). Frayed family dynamics mixed with grief complicate the sale of a house filled with lifelong memories—perhaps the most haunting of the ghosts we know.

The Faraway World: Stories by Patricia Engel comes out on January 24. This long-awaited story collection by Engel (author of Infinite Country) examines the intersections of class, immigration, and families.

The Deluge by Stephen Markley releases on January 10. This dystopic cli-fi epic follows a full cast of characters from climate scientists to politicians to terrorists over three disruptive decades in American life starting in 2013.

All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham (January 10). On the heels of her instant bestseller A Flicker in the Dark, comes a dark thriller about a desperate mother's search for her young son, who's been missing for over a year.


A Few Days Full of Trouble: Revelations on the Journey to Justice for My Cousin and Best Friend, Emmett Till by Reverend Wheeler Parker Jr. comes out on January 10. This incredibly personal and vivid recall of the fateful night Emmett Till was taken from his home and lynched is told from the firsthand account of his cousin, who's still seeking justice.

Why Read: Selected Writings 2001-2021 by Will Self (January 17). Self, the Booker-shortlisted author of Umbrella, unveils a decade-long collection of writings on what it means to write and take part in the art of literature.

A Guest at the Feast: Essays by Colm Tóibín (January 17). Tóibín's riveting collection of essays is part-memoir, part-history, part-profile, all working to take readers on a journey through the mind of one of the greatest writers of our time.

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