How to Hack a Heartbreak, Kristin Rockaway, Graydon House - Mel Strickland works the help desk in Hatch, a NYC tech incubator company. It’s a soul-destroying job in an atmosphere of toxic masculinity.
Miracle Man, William R Leibowitz, MMR - From an early age Bobby Austin shows he’s no ordinary child, in spite of the terrible circumstances of his birth. His foster parents are amazed at Bobby’s phenomenal intelligence.
Nine Elms, Robert Bryndza, Thomas & Mercer - Autumn 1995: Kate Marshall was a rising young Detective Constable with the Metropolitan Police, one of a team tasked with catching a serial killer nicknamed the Nine Elms Cannibal.
Recipe for a Perfect Wife, Karma Brown, Penguin Random House - Karma Brown’s novel, “Recipe for a Perfect Wife,” weaves together the unhappy lives of two women, Nellie Murdoch, a 1950s housewife, and Alice, in 2018, who share a powerful bond. The book puts a new spin on the expression that a “women’s place is in the kitchen.”
You, Me, Everything, Catherine Isaac, Penguin - Ten years ago Jess Pendleton went through childbirth with only her mother to support her. Her partner Adam failed to respond to any of the frantic messages telling him to get to the hospital.
One for the Black Bird, One for the Crow, Olivia Hawker, Lake Union Publishing - Olivia Hawker’s enchanting historical novel, One for the Black Bird, One for the Crow, takes place in rugged and isolated Wyoming in 1870 where the nearest town, Paintrock, lies miles away, unapproachable in winter except by sleigh.
Tatiana's War, Perry Cockerell, Alliance Publishing - World War II is over. African-American journalists Tatiana and Oliver Smith have returned home from covering the battlefronts of Europe and are adjusting to life as civilians once more.
Pretty Revenge, Emily Liebert, Gallery Books - Twelve year old Kerrie O’Malley always admired the girl across the road, seventeen year old Jordan Butler. She seemed too beautiful and sophisticated for their Connecticut hometown.
March Sisters: On life, death, and Little Women, Library of America - Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical classic novel, Little Women, written a century-and-half ago, continues to resonate, most recently prompting The Library of America’s new book, “March Sisters.” Four women writers comment on how the characters, loosely based on Alcott’s own family, shaped their own lives.
Booth Tarkington, Novels & Stories, edited by Thomas Mallon, Library of America - Few have won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction twice, but Booth Tarkington did, first with his 1919 novel, “The Magnificent Ambersons,” and then, three years later, for “Alice Adams.”