At the End of the Matinee, Kelichiro Hirano, Amazon Crossing - “At the End of the Matinee,” Japanese author Keiichiro Hirano’s new novel, depicts a torturous and suspenseful journey of two people in love whose lives bisect at the exact moment they are prepared to unite. It’s like two trains passing, each going in opposite directions.
Always A Song, Ellen Harper with Sam Barry, Chronicle Prism - Folk Singer Ellen Harper’s stirring memoir, “Always a Song,” begins with her birth, part of a musical family enjoying “fascist-free” post-World War II life in New Hampshire.
The Paris Apartment, Kelly Bowen, Hachette - Kelly Bowen’s historical romance, “The Paris Apartment” interweaves the lives of two women during WWII with the efforts of a granddaughter and a grandnephew to uncover the women’s war role.
The Last Green Valley, Mark Sullivan, Lake Union - Adeline and Emil Martel and their two young sons are Volksdeutsche, descendants of German immigrants encouraged by Catherine the Great to settle in southern Ukraine.
The Newcomer, Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin Press - Letty Carnahan opened the door to her sister’s expensive New York townhouse to find Tanya dead and the beginning of a whole heap of trouble.
Spin, Patricia Cornwell, Thomas & Mercer - NASA scientist and investigator Captain Calli Chase has a serious task on her hands when she investigates the sabotage of a rocket launch. Shadowy tech billionaire Neva Rong is in the frame for causing the crash.
Tears of Amber. Sofia Segovia, Amazon Crossing - You may have vowed not to read yet another war novel on human suffering, but Mexican author Sofia Segovia’s new book will change your mind. Segovia’s compelling “Tears of Amber,” focuses on females — mothers, left alone with their children to navigate war horrors.
The Truth and Other Hidden Things, Lea Geller, Lake Union Publishing - Lea Geller’s, “The Truth and other Hidden Things,” portrays a desperate mother and housewife who becomes addicted to “likes” on her gossip column with a grandiose idea she will soon get a “book deal.”
Never After, Melissa De La Cruz, Roaring Brook Press - Filomena Jefferson-Cho of North Pasadena, California, feels her life is stifling. Her adoptive parents are way over-protective, hardly daring to allow Filomena out of their sight.
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