The Masterpiece, Fiona Davis - Fiona Davis’ “The Masterpiece” is a light, romantic historical novel about the journey of two women, fifty years apart in age, who discover self-achievement as their lives collide when New York’s Grand Central Terminal was facing demolition.
The Betrayals, Fiona Neill, Pegasus Books - Rosie and Nick, Lisa and Barney and all their kids made one big, happy extended family, vacationing together every summer on the east Norfolk coast of England.
Bandwidth, Eliot Peper, 47 North - Eerily, Eliot Peper’s futuristic-thriller, Bandwidth, mirrors today’s reality with computer hackers manipulating voters, government policies made via Twitter and world leaders confronting climate change.
Match Making for Beginners, Maddie Dawson, Lake Union - Marnie McGraw, an ordinary young woman from Florida, is all at sea when she encounters her fiance Noah’s old money Virginian family for the first time.
Girls’ Night Out, Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, Lake Union - Ashley, Natalie and Lauren have been friends for twenty years. Now in their late thirties, their friendship is under strain.
Elmore Leonard: Westerns, Terrence Rafferty Editor, Library of America - Generation X folks more likely recognize Elmore Leonard as a pulp-fiction crime novelist and screenwriter focused on the “mob” and Mexican drug cartels, but his early writing zeroed in on America’s “wild west.”
The Woman in the Woods, John Connolly, Emily Bestler Books - Private Eye Charlie Parker is called in by his old friend, lawyer Moxie Castin, to shadow a police investigation into a woman’s body found in a remote Maine woodland.
The Good Liar, Catherine McKenzie, Lake Union - In Chicago a massive gas explosion caused an office building to collapse, killing five hundred and thirteen people.
True Fiction, Lee Goldberg, Thomas & Mercer - Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, is the scene of an horrific airplane crash that kills hundreds aboard the flight and the hotels off the beach.
Reconstruction, edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Library of America - The Library of America’s new release, “Reconstruction,” richly details promise and betrayal during the turbulent post-Civil War era in the United States and invokes a deep sense of melancholia.