From Scratch, Tembi Locke, Simon & Schuster - Actor and TEDx speaker Tembi Locke’s memoir, “From Scratch,” is a documentation of a complicated journey of a Black American whose Sicilian husband is disowned by his family who objected to their biracial marriage.
What I Stand On --The Collected Essays of Wendell Berry, 1969 - 2017, Library of America - Wendell Berry has been called "quintessentially American," but the essays and book excerpts in this brilliant collection prove that he is much, much more.
The Two Lila Bennetts, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, Lake Union - High flying criminal defense attorney Lila Bennett has made some bad choices in her life. Her marriage to once best-selling novelist Ethan is in the doldrums.
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.