Halsey Street, Naima Coster, Amazon - Naima Coster’s debut novel HALSEY STREET is a story of estrangement and reconciliation that follows the effects of gentrification on the life of a family and the Brooklyn neighborhood where they reside.
Green, Sam Graham-Felsen, Random House – Dave is a “half-Jewish” kid in a mostly black middle school in 1990s Boston.
Author Interview with Rebecca Morean, author of Azimuths, We’ve Got This, The Bench, and the Abbey Pen Baker detective series (In the Dead of Winter, Dance of the Spider Monkey, and After Bohemia), among others.
Pachinko, Min Jin Lee, Grand Central Publishing - Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko (2017) was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, a New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017, and a USA Today Top 10 Books of 2017 amongst others.
Silent Spring, Rachel Carson, Library of America - The late Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was an unlikely bestseller when published in the fall of 1962. For the first time, the work exposed the harmful effects of synthetic pesticide in the face of the chemical industry's concerted efforts to discredit her.
Author Interview: The City of Brass, S.A. Chakraborty, Harper Voyager – A young woman in eighteenth century Egypt survives by using her wits and stealing from her victims. Nahri doesn’t believe in magic, but she does have tricks for healing. One night while performing what she thinks is a sham zar incantation, she calls up an ifrit – an evil supernatural being who is now out to get her.
Author Interview: White Houses, Amy Bloom, Random House - Amy Bloom’s novel White Houses is a compelling fictive exploration of the love affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. This is Bloom’s first book of historical fiction. The novel belies the common narrative of Eleanor Roosevelt as a woman who was disappointed in marriage and became an asexual being.
Author Audio Interview: Woman Last Seen in her Thirties, Camille Pagán, Lake Union - Camille Pagán has a remarkable talent for crafting deeply affecting novels about the human condition.
Author Interview: The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan, Harper Collins - the perfect read if you want to switch off from the challenges of the day and dive into an enchanting tale . . . .
The Floating World, C. Morgan Babst, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill – In the chaos of Katrina, the Boisdorè family broke up in more ways than one.