Like the longed-for drink at the end of a hot day on the beach, domestic fiction offers a singular brand of refreshment with its focus on character, language, and the many ways one can navigate a relationship. Emphasizing family, complications, beautiful writing, and illuminating observations, these five novels update the concept of domestic fiction, allowing readers to delve into the many ways family is made and unmade.
- The Red House by Mark Haddon (Doubleday)
- Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann (Little, Brown)
- Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer (St. Martin’s)
- Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead (Knopf)
- The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (Scribner)