Writers & Lovers, Lily King, Grove Atlantic - Writer’s and Lovers is set in 1997 and narrated by Casey Peabody, a 31-year-old writer grieving the death of her mother as she struggles to write, make a living and rebound from a bad romance with a poet.
Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing, Allison Winn Scotch, Lake Union - Senator Cleo McDougal is a rising star in the political firmament of Washington DC. The thirty-seven year old single mom from Seattle has her eye on the White House and the drive to take her there.
Book Review: Scarlet Odyssey, C.T. Rwizi, 47North - This ambitious debut novel, Scarlet Odyssey by C.T. Rwizi, features mystics, sorcerers and warriors who all fight to control plains and rivers in a magical world.
Book Review: How to Save a Life, Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, Lake Union - TV producer Dom sits in a coffee shop he’d never normally visit, waiting for a source who doesn’t show, when through sheer luck the woman he loved-and-lost ten years ago appears.
Book Review: Perfectly Famous, Emily Liebert, Gallery Books - Successful author Ward De Fleur had it all. Fame bought her a place on the best seller lists and a beautiful house in a tony part of Connecticut, which she shared with her beloved fifteen-year-old daughter Stevie.
Winter Sisters, Tim Westover, QW Publishers - Author Tim Westover weaves an illuminating tall tale about ancient vs. modern medicine in his novel, “Winter Sisters.” The story begins in the early 1800s with the arrival of Audrey Waycross fresh out of medical school.
The Lions of Fifth Avenue , Fiona Davis, Penguin Random House - Fiona Davis, known for factual research into New York’s landmarks in her historical fiction novels, has again produced a first-class tale. “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” is a suspenseful drama centered on the New York Public Library and its Berg Collection, stocked with American and English rare books and artifacts.
Hello, Summer, Mary Kay Andrews, St Martins Press - Conley Hawkins has ink in her blood. Daughter of generations of newspaper owners and journalists, her award-winning career looks set to soar onward and upward—until a golden opportunity falls apart, leaving her adrift and jobless.
Final Judgment by Marcia Clark, Thomas and Mercer - Samantha Brinkman never thought she’d find true love. With her messed-up past and increasingly successful legal career, she thought her love life would never consist of more than a series of flings.
Updike Novels 1968-1975, Christopher Carduff Editor, Library of America - John Updike won two Pulitzer Prizes for his “Rabbit” tetralogy, a series about the disturbing life of an ordinary man, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the protagonist whose risky doings are a mirror response to events such as the Cold War, Vietnam, sex, drugs and civil rights protests.