Pop Fiction | Prepub Alert, November 2024 Titles

Fiction titles include a posthumous novel from Leila Meacham, a new Danielle Steel book, and holiday tales from Richard Paul Evans and Niall Williams. 








Evans, Richard Paul. Christmas in Bethel. Gallery. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9781668014882. 224p. $19.99. FICTION

Bestselling Evans (The Christmas Promise) returns with his signature Christmas novel in time for the holiday season.

Grey, Emma. Pictures of You. Zibby. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9781958506462. pbk. 352p. $17.99. FICTION

Grey follows her buzzy and bestselling debut The Last Love Note with a second-chance love story about Evie, who wakes up in a hospital after surviving a crash that killed her husband. Now she cannot remember him and thinks she is in high school. How to re-find a lost life? With a 100K-copy first printing.

Hyde, Catherine Ryan. Rolling Toward Clear Skies. Lake Union. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9781662504464. pbk. 300p. $16.99. FICTION

In bestselling Hyde’s (A Different Kind of Gone) latest, divorced mother and doctor Maggie Blount travels to Louisiana to help in the aftermath of a hurricane and encounters two orphaned sisters. Maggie brings them back to her home in California, where her teenage daughters and the sisters struggle to adjust to their new blended family.

Kim, Juhea. City of Night Birds. Ecco. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780063394759. 320p. $30. FICTION

Ballerina Natalia Leonova returns home to Russia after an accident derails her career. When given the chance to dance again, she must decide if should return to that cutthroat world—or walk away from it forever. Kim’s debut, Beasts of a Little Land, was a LibraryReads pick and a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. With a 75K-copy first printing.

Meacham, Leila. April Storm. Harper. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780063323100. 320p. $30. FICTION

While there aren’t many details, this posthumous novel from bestselling Meacham (Dragonfly) features a suburban housewife who’s being tracked by a private detective—and a murderer.

Steel, Danielle. Trial by Fire. Delacorte. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780593498583. 304p. $29. FICTION

In bestselling Steel’s (Never Too Late) new novel, Dahlia de Beaumont, the 56-year-old owner and CEO of a Paris-based perfume business, is on a business trip to San Francisco when wildfires engulf Napa Valley and strand her there. Amid the devastation and danger, she forges new connections and has a fresh chance at love.

Williams, Niall. Time of the Child. Bloomsbury. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9781639734207. 304p. $28.99. FICTION

Williams, author of the Booker-longlisted History of the Rain, returns to the small Irish town of Faha (the setting of This Is Happiness). During the Christmas season of 1962, Dr. Jack Troy and his daughter Ronnie have their lives upended when a baby is left in their care. With a 125K-copy first printing.

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