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The Best New Books To Read In April 2023

The Best New Books To Read In April 2023

The best new books to read in April 2023 feature new books by bestselling authors including historical fiction, thrillers, stories, contemporary fiction, memoirs, and romances. Celebrate spring with these 10 new highly anticipated April books. Available to purchase now or preorder, these are the most anticipated books of April 2023.

The Best New Books To Read In April 2023

1. The Lost Wife by Susanna Moore

Release Date: April 4

From one of our most compelling and sensual writers comes a searing, immersive novel about a seminal and shameful moment in America’s conquest of the West. Drawing partly from a true story, it brings to life a devastating Native American revolt and the woman caught in the middle of the conflict.

2. The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

Release Date: April 4

Get ready for a thrilling, addictive novel about marriage, betrayal, and the secrets that push us to the edge in Sally Hepworth’s The Soulmate.

3. The House Is on Fire by Rachel Beanland

Release Date: April 4

The author of Florence Adler Swims Forever returns with a masterful work of historical fiction about an incendiary tragedy that shocked a young nation and tore apart a community in a single night—told from the perspectives of four people whose actions during the inferno changed the course of history.

4. The People Who Report More Stress: Stories by Alejandro Varela

Release Date: April 4

“A searing collection about gentrification, racism, and sexuality. […] Varela provides invaluable insight on the ways stress impacts the characters’ lives, and how they persevere. Readers will be floored.”–Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

5. Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld

Release Date: April 4

A comedy writer thinks she’s sworn off love, until a dreamy pop star flips the script on all her assumptions—a hilarious, observant, and deeply tender novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Eligible, Rodham, and Prep.

6. Life and Other Love Songs by Anissa Gray 

Release Date: April 11

A father’s sudden disappearance exposes the private fears, dreams, longings, and joys of a Black American family in the late decades of the twentieth century, in this page-turning and intimate new novel from the author of The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls.

7. You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir by Maggie Smith

Release Date: April 11

The bestselling poet and author of the “powerful” (People) and “luminous” (Newsweek) Keep Moving offers a lush and heartrending memoir exploring coming of age in your middle age.

8. The Trackers by Charles Frazier

Release Date: April 11

From the New York Times bestselling author of Cold Mountain and Varina, a stunning new novel that paints a vivid portrait of life in the Great Depression.

9. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann

Release Date: April 11

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager, showing that it was not only the captain and crew who ended up on trial, but the very idea of empire.

10. Happy Place by Emily Henry

Release Date: April 25

A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

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