Contemporary Fiction Ebooks

Contemporary fiction ebooks are often thoughtfully realistic modern stories that take place in the present day. Books in this category explore modern life and dissect some of the true-to-life tensions, drama, and challenges that come up in the quirks of everyday life. Check out some of the very best contemporary fiction books, award winners, and must-read list toppers below.

Contemporary fiction ebooks are often thoughtfully realistic modern stories that take place in the present day. Books in this category explore modern life and dissect some of the true-to-life tensions, drama, and challenges that come up in the quirks of everyday life. Check out some of the very best contemporary fiction books, award winners, and must-read list toppers below.

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The Half Moon: A Novel
The Half Moon: A Novel
The Half Moon: A Novel
The Half Moon: A Novel
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The Half Moon: A Novel

byMary Beth Keane

“An insightful, riveting study of marriage.” —People From the bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes, a masterful and “absorbing” (The New York Times) novel about a couple in a small town navigating the complexities of marriage, family, and longing. Malcolm Gephardt, handsome and gregarious longtime bartender at the Half Moon, has always dreamed of owning a bar. When his boss finally retires, Malcolm stretches to buy the place. He sees unquantifiable magic and potential in the Half Moon and hopes to transform it into a bigger success, but struggles to stay afloat. His smart and confident wife, Jess, has devoted herself to her law career. After years of trying for a baby, she is facing the idea that motherhood may not be in the cards for her. Like Malcolm, she feels her youth beginning to slip away and wonders how to reshape her future. “A quick and impactful read that will stay with you long after you finish it” (theSkimm), The Half Moon takes place over the course of one week when Malcolm learns shocking news about Jess, a patron of the bar goes missing, and a blizzard hits the town of Gillam, trapping everyone in place. With a deft eye and generous spirit, Mary Beth Keane explores the disappointments and unexpected consolations of midlife, the many forms forgiveness can take, the complicated intimacy of small-town living, and what it means to be a family.

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Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighteen books, including Big Summer, Mrs. Everything, Good in Bed, and an essay collection, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and a frequent contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia.

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Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighteen books, including Big Summer, Mrs. Everything, Good in Bed, and an essay collection, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and a frequent contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia.

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