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.
The Girl Beneath the Sea. Andrew Mayne, Thomas & Mercer - Sloan McPherson’s family history is riddled with treasure hunters, drug smugglers and rum-runners.
Book Review: Follow Me, Kathleen Barber, Gallery Books - Audrey Miller’s a young up-and-coming professional with a honed and toned body who lives her life online for all to see. She has millions of followers and admirers on social media, but her glamorous online life doesn’t pay the bills.
A Cold Trail, Robert Dugoni, Thomas & Mercer - Seattle police Detective Tracy Crosswhite is on maternity leave when she returns to her hometown of Cedar Grove with her husband Dan and two-month-old daughter Daniella. The town holds painful memories for Tracy.
The Life Below, Alexandra Monir, Harper Teen - Naomi Ardalan is one of the Final Six, a specialist team sent out from a dying Earth to establish a new home for humanity on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.
The Other Family, Loretta Nyhan, Lake Union - Author Loretta Nyhan’s novel, “The Other Family,” pivots around new mainstream themes such alternative medicine (mindfulness), DNA testing, social media as a campaign tool, and online dating.
Glorious Boy, Aimee Liu, Red Hen Press - In the late 1930s Claire and Shep Durant move to the Andaman Islands, a far-flung outpost of the British Empire in the Indian Ocean.
Woolson: Collected stories, Anne Boyd Rioux editor, Library of America - In her lifetime Constance Fenimore Woolson achieved a remarkable degree of commercial success as well as literary acclaim, an achievement almost unheard of for a woman author of the Victorian era.
The Keeper, Jessica Moor, Penguin Books - Jessica Moor’s novel, “The Keeper,” needs to be read, despite its painful subject: Why do women stay with their abusive husbands/partners? Moor tackles the physiological and physical fear of women caught in the cycle of violence, and why law enforcement shies away from domestic abuse.
Between Heaven and Hell, David Talbot, Chronicle Prism - David Talbot made an impact on the American media scene as an author, journalist and founder/CEO of the early web magazine Salon.