Books to read now: this month’s fiction picks

Our selection of the best fiction titles reviewed this month from authors including Ayobami Adebayo, Francesca Segal and Haruki Murakami

This tale of a Nigerian couple under familial pressure to conceive is a subtle and unsentimental triumph

The quiet island life of a Norwegian family is evoked in sparse, sublime prose

The gap between the sexes seems unbridgeable in this beguiling collection of short stories

A well-observed story of the tug of loyalty between two families fusing together

An artful French whodunnit about the search for a missing philosophical document

A modern, multicultural reworking of Leda and the Swan is an ardent study of loss