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The 5 Most Anticipated Women's Fiction Reads Of 2018

2018 is looking to be a great year for women’s fiction. From gripping family sagas to charming tales of ambition and love, these books are irresistible. Check out this list of some of 2018's most exciting reads in women's fiction.

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

When Ernt Allbright returns from the Vietnam War and loses yet another job, he decides to move his family north, to the untamed frontier of Alaska. There, he hopes to find a better future for his fiercely loyal wife, Cora, and thirteen-year-old daughter, Leni. In a remote corner of the state, they find a community of independent men and women who help them adjust. As winter approaches, Ernt’s mental state detoriates and the family begins to fracture, soon leaving Leni and Cora on their own. In The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah explores the wild, triumphant spirit of the American frontier and those who brave it.

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

When they hear of a mystical woman who can tell anyone the day they’ll die, the four Gold children each sneak out into the streets of 1969 New York to hear their fate. These prophecies then shape their lives. Simon escapes to the West Coast in search of love, Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, Daniel finds security as an army doctor, and Varya sets out to research immortality. The Immortalists is a moving novel about the line between fate and choice and the bonds that unite a family.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are living the American Dream. He’s a young executive and she’s an up-and-coming artist. As they settle into their new routine, they’re ripped apart when Roy is accused and sentenced to twelve years in prison for a crime Celestial knows nothing about. Shocked and unmoored, Celestial finds comfort in her childhood friend, Andre. Expecting to continue his life with Celestial, Roy reappears after his conviction is overturned after five years, forcing Celestial to make a huge decision. Both a love story and exploration of race and loyalty, An American Marriage is a delightful and profound story.

Mrs. by Caitlin Macy

After marrying into the last family-held investment bank in the city, Philippa Lye enters the elegant society of New York’s Upper East Side. Despite her shadowy past, she finds her place at the center of this extravagant world. Then Gwen, a childhood acquaintance who uncovers an explosive secret from Philippa’s past, and Minnie, a newcomer with a vast fortune and unconventional past, arrive in her life. Gwen’s husband, a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office discovers a link between Philippa and a criminal investigation he’s leading, exposing the dark underbelly of this seemingly perfect society. Available on Feb. 13th, this is a book you won't want to miss.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman, in love with her boyfriend Cory, yet still full of untapped ambition. When she hears Faith Frank, a persuasive and elegant sixty-three year old who’s helped lead the women’s movement for decades, Greer finds the purpose she’s been seeking. Faith even invites Greer down a new path, one wildly different than the one she imagined with Cory. Out April 3rd, The Female Persuasion is a charming and witty read about the people we choose to admire and the paths we decide to take.

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