Stars in his Eyes, Marti Grionell, Amazon Crossing - 1949: Franco’s rule has settled on Spain like a lead weight.
The Black Ascot, Charles Todd, William Morrow - In 1910 two attendees at the famous Black Ascot horse race, Harold and Blanche Fletcher-Munro, left early in their car which later crashed. Blanche died.
The Last of the Stanfields, Marc Levy, Amazon Crossing - London, England: Eleanor-Rigby Donovan’s family life is fun, yet when she receives an anonymous letter it upsets everything. The letter writer alleges that thirty-six years ago Eleanor-Rigby’s late Beatles-loving mother Sally-Anne once led a completely different life.
The Plotters, Un-Su Kim, DoubleDay - Reseng is an assassin, a thirty-something veteran of the Library, a clearing house for assassinations across South Korea. The Library is owned by the curmudgeonly Old Raccoon, a recluse who commissions work without ever seeming to leave the place.
One Small Sacrifice, Hilary Davidson, Thomas & Mercer - Celebrity war photojournalist Alex Traynor blames himself for many things, not least of which are the deaths of two women. One was a casualty of the war in Syria.
I'll Never Tell, Catherine McKenzie, Lake Union - After their parents’ sudden deaths the MacAllister siblings are summoned to Camp Macaw for the reading of the will. The Camp has been in their family for generations.
The Daughter's Tale, Armando Lucas Correa, Atria Books - Armando Lucas Correa’s powerful and sorrowful novel, “The Daughter’s Tale,” returns us to the rise of Nazism in Germany, told through the eyes of young Jewish girl. It’s based on a true account of a woman who was 14 years old when her parents were dispatched to a death camp.
Dance In America, Mindy Aloff Editor, Library of America - Historian and dance critic Mindy Aloff has assembled the most thought-provoking and entertaining writers, performers, and critics and produced a treasure trove of information on dances unique to the United States.
The Gown, Jennifer Robson, HarperCollins - Yet another story on a royal wedding might be be a turnoff, but Jennifer Robson’s novel, “The Gown,” surprises with a captivating story on self-reliant women who sewed and embroidered Princess Elizabeth’s wedding dress. Based on true events in October, 1947 in London...
The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah, St. Martins Press - The austere beauty and unforgiving winters of Alaska’s outback further unravels the already-fragile and violent life of the Allbright family in Kristin Hannah’s novel, “The Great Alone.”