December 2019 New Titles: Fiction Previews

It might be 33° in the blazing sunshine outside this office, but in the world of New Titles we have reached December. The last month of the year is always the quietest for new books, which offers me a chance to look back at 2019 as a whole.

These were my Books of the Month which, logically, must make up my books of the year. January: The Wall by John Lanchester (Faber); February: Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley (Cape); March: The Snakes by Sadie Jones (Chatto); April: The Language of Birds by Jill Lawson (Sceptre); May: The Farm by Joanne Ramos (Bloomsbury); June: Big Sky by Kate Atkinson ...

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