What’s New In Fiction: 5 Must-Reads

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Up for a little a little adventure and intrigue? Try one of these picks.


In The Witches of New York a pair of spellbinding sisters who cater to the Big Apple’s elite in the late 19th century meet a young woman who may have her own magical gifts up her sleeve in the highly touted new novel by Nova Scotia-based scribe Ami McKay.

Celebrated storyteller Robert Harris returns with a thriller rooted in the battle for the papacy in Conclave.

Governor General’s Award-winning poet Paulette Jiles’ novel, News of the World, follows an elderly Civil War vet on a journey to return an orphan to her family.

Check out the latest international page-turner in Preston and Child’s Agent Pendergast series, The Obsidian Chamber.

The latest No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency case, Precious and Grace, revolves around a Canadian woman and her search in Botswana for someone she knew long ago.

A version of this article appeared in the November 2016 issue with the headline, “Fictions’ Fantastic Five,” p. 13.