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)
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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