Category Archives: Contemporary Fiction

This is the kind of fiction that stands out, gets mentioned and recommended. Usually set in the recognisable present, contemporary fiction is realistic with contemporary characters, events and dialogue.

We Are Lost and Found – Helene Dunbar

HELENE DUNBAR came of age in the 1980s and wrote grant proposals for the AIDS Activities office of a state government in the early 1990s. She is the author of several novels for young adults, including Boomerang, These Gentle Wounds, and What Remains. Over the years, she has worked as a drama critic, journalist, and marketing manager, and has written on topics as diverse as Irish music, court cases, and theater. She lives in Nashville with her husband and daughter.

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Whatever Normal Is – Jane St. Anthony

Jane St. Anthony is author of The Summer Sherman Loved MeGrace Above All, and Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart, which was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and won the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Young Adult and Middle Grade. She lives in Minneapolis and works with young writers.

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