The Bone Fire, S. D. Sykes, Pegasus Crime - Oswald de Lacy, Lord Somershill, remembers the Black Death all too well. When the deadly plague returns to England in the year 1361, Oswald takes no chances, conveying his family to the refuge offered by his friend Godfrey, Lord Eden.
Walt Whitman Speaks, Brenda Wineapple Editor, Library of America, - The Library of America marked Walt Whitman’s bicentennial by releasing a condensed version of his final thoughts on “life, writing, spirituality and the promise of America” in a pocketbook entitled, “Walt Whitman Speaks.”
A Fist or A Heart, Kristin EirÍkssdòttir, Amazon Crossing - Award-winning Icelandic author KristÍn EirÍkssdòttir debuts her English-language novel, “A Fist or A Heart,” about a complex relationship between two women, linked in a bizarre way to a famous writer.
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, Kelly Harms, Lake Union Publishing - Amy Byler encounters her estranged husband in her local pharmacy, triggering a whole range of feelings. John walked out on her and their son and daughter three years ago.
The Poison Thread, Laura Purcell, Penguin Books - Dorothea Truelove is a young, beautiful and rich society woman, living a life of ease with her widowed father.
The Murmur of Bees, Sofia Segovia, Amazon Crossing - Sofìa Segovia's magical realism novel, “The Murmur of Bees,” is masterfully absorbing, and laced with delicious prose. Her characters are likewise captivating, so their journey becomes very personal.
Valencia and Valentine, Suzy Krause, Lake Union - Working over seventeen years as a debt collector, suffering a lifetime with crippling OCD, Valencia approaches her thirty-fifth birthday with trepidation.
Dahlia Black, Keith Thomas, Leopoldo & Company - In 2023 astronomer Dahlia Mitchell is the first to identify a signal beamed from outer space by an intelligence other than human.
The End of Loneliness, Benedict Wells, Penguin Books - A mournful, tragic family saga written by German novelist Benedict Wells and translated by Charlotte Collins, “The End of Loneliness” follows lives of three children during a 30-year period beginning in 1980 after their parents die in an automobile accident.
Summer Hours, Amy Mason Doan, Graydon House - Becc Reardon, ace student and fan of Nellie Bly and Ed Murrow, always intended to become a star print journalist.