Gotham High, Melissa de la Cruz/illustrated by Thomas Pitilli, D C Comics - High school is tough enough what with all the jocks, rich kids and party people to deal with, so imagine just how difficult it would be if your name is Bruce Wayne and you’re the heir to the Wayne Enterprises' billions?
A Forgotten Murder, Jude Deveraux, Mira Books - Oxley Manor, England, seat of the Earls of Oxley, saw its share of tragedies over the centuries. The latest was the death of the last heir in a car accident.
Red Dress in Black & White, Elliot Ackerman, Alfred A. Knopf - Former Marine Elliot Ackerman, who lived a swath of time in Turkey, offers us his new novel, “Red Dress in Black and White,” which focuses on that country’s political upheaval, in particular the 2013 Gezi Park demonstration that left many protestors dead and thousands imprisoned.
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.