The Copenhagen Affair, Amulya Malladi, Lake Union Publishing - Reading The Copenhagen Affair is like savoring chocolate ice cream — until you discover it’s really artificial flavored.
Incarnate, Josh Stolberg, Simon and Schuster - Based in the small Alaskan town of Jarvis, Dr. Kim Patterson is a brilliant psychiatrist with a maverick approach to her profession, but her flouting of hospital rules isn’t appreciated by her superiors.
The Essential Hamilton, Letters and other Writings, Edited with introduction by Joanne B. Freeman, Library of America - Alexander Hamilton’s extraordinary and controversial life headlines a popular musical but if you want an in-depth view of his life,
The Diaries of John Quincy Adams, 1779-1848, David Waldstreicher Editor, Library of America - There is perhaps no other statesman in the annals of American history quite like John Quincy Adams.
Ultimatum, Anders de la Motte, Atria Books - Detective Inspector Julia Gabrielsson of Stockholm Regional Police can’t make up her mind about the civilian investigator she’s landed as a partner.
The Weight of Night, Christine Carbo, Atria - In the summer of 2016, Montana is going through a hellish period of wild fires. Flathead County is especially hard hit, and every official that can be spared is out helping evacuate those in the path of the blaze.
The Fifth Doll, Charlie N. Holmberg, 47 North - Matrona Vitsin lives in an idyllic village where every day is the same as the last. She helps look after the family’s dairy farm, but try as she might Matrona can never please her parents.
Jack and Norman, Jerome Loving, St. Martins Press - In 1977, after a “ten-year drought on the use of the death penalty,” rifles aim and fire toward a circle pined on Gary Gilmore’s dark shirt.
Trophy Son, Douglas Brunt, St. Martins Press - Douglas Brunt’s crisply written novel, “Trophy Son,” details the lonely and painful journey of a young tennis player to the top of the professional ranks.
Shadowcaster, Cinda Williams Chima, Harper Teen - There’s no end in sight to the long war between the Queendom of the Fells and the Kingdom of Arden. Year after year the Queendom repels the southern armies yet never defeats them for good.