Women's Fiction

We represent fresh, intelligent women's fiction with a commercial sensibility, including funny, insightful voices, romans à clef, juicy beach reads, and emotional stories of love, identity, and family. Our authors include Laura Fitzgerald, author of Target Book Club Pick Veil of Roses, RITA-award winner Lani Diane Rich and book club favorite Jennie Shortridge.  We love writers who make us smile, make us cry, and make us think.

A Wide Range

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Betsy Carter

We Were Strangers Once

Grand Central

In We Were Strangers Once, Betsy Carter crafts an exquisitely moving tale about friendship, love, and redemption in a circle of immigrants who flee Europe for 1930s-era New York City. The daughter of German immigrants, Betsy Carter is the author of the novels Swim to Me and The Puzzle King, as well as her memoir, Nothing to Fall Back On. She was the creator and editor of New York Woman Magazine, and has worked for Newsweek, Harper's Bazaar and Esquire.

Camille Perri

When Katie Met Cassidy

Putnam

Katie Daniels, a Kentucky transplant with a strong set of traditional values, has just been dumped by her fiancé when she finds herself across a negotiating table from native New Yorker Cassidy Price, a self-assured woman wearing a man's suit. At first neither of them knows what to make of the other, but soon their undeniable connection will bring into question everything each of them thought they knew about sex and love. From the author of The Assistants, Camille Perri comes a romantic comedy about gender and sexuality, and the importance of figuring out who we are in order to go after what we truly want.

Elizabeth Leiknes

The Lost Queen of Crocker County

Sourcebooks Landmark

Crocker County crowns a new Corn Queen every year, but Jane Willow's the one you would remember. She can't forget Iowa, either. Even though she fled to LA to become a film critic years ago, home was always there behind her. But when a family tragedy happens, she's forced to drive back to Crocker County. An unflinchingly love letter to the Midwest that unfolds through a celebration of movies, this ferociously endearing novel brings home the saving grace of second chances.

Susan Albert

Loving Eleanor

Persevero Press

From New York Times bestselling author, this story follows the relationship between political reporter Lorena Hickok—Hick—and Eleanor Roosevelt. Their relationship begins with mutual romantic passion, matures through stormy periods of enforced separation and competing interests, and warms into an enduring friendship documented by 3300 letters. Set during the chaotic years of the Great Depression into the Second World War, Loving Eleanor is a profoundly moving novel that celebrates the depth and durability of women's love.

Wendy Wax

Best Beach Ever

Berkley

Despite their hopes for smooth sailing, the ladies of Ten Beach Road confront choppy seas in the newest novel in the bestselling series. Wendy Wax, a former broadcaster, is the author of fourteen novels and two novellas, including One Good Thing, Sunshine Beach, A Week at the Lake, While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, The House on Mermaid Point, Ocean Beach, and Ten Beach Road.

Susanna Fogel

Nuclear Family

Henry Holt

From filmmaker and New Yorker contributor Susanna Fogel comes a comedic novel about a fractured family of New England Jews and their discontents, over the course of three decades. Told entirely in letters to a heroine we never meet, we get to know the Fellers through their check-ins with Julie: their thank-you notes, letters of condolence, family gossip, and good old-fashioned familial passive-aggression. Fogel writes and directs films and television including Life Partners and Chasing Life.