Wyatt’s World: Domestic Fiction Updated

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)
Neal Wyatt About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at Readers_Shelf@comcast.net