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.”
The Peanuts Papers, Andrew Blauner, Library of America - The Peanuts cartoon series by Charles M Schultz is famous all over the world. Charlie Brown and friends have entertained children and adults alike since the strip was first published in 1950 to the present day.
The Braid, Laetitia Colombani, Atria - Laetitia Colombani’s most inspiring novel, “The Braid,” takes us on a breathtaking journey, laced with valuable historical perspectives of three women facing different obstacles, mostly obscure, and almost beyond our comprehension
The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer, Minotaur Books - London, 1905. Dr. John Watson is enjoying life. His second marriage is blissful, his medical practice successful. The heady days of adventure with Sherlock Homes seem behind him—or so he thinks.
Mama Hissa's Mice, Saud Alsanousi, Amazon Crossing - Katkouk, Fahd and Sadiq are a mismatched trio who grew up together in the Surra district of Kuwait in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Lacking a common faith or heritage, nevertheless they form a solid friendship.
The Poison Garden, A J Banner, Lake Union - Elise Watters returns home to idyllic Chinook Island off the Washington coast expecting a joyful reunion with her husband, Dr. Keiran Lund, in time for their first anniversary.
Ghost Stories, Edited by Morton & Klinger, Pegasus Books - It was in the 18th century, after the Civll War and World War I, when a growing interest in communicating with the war dead spawned a new religion: “Spiritualism.” That in turn prompted emergence of ghost stories.