Fifty Words for Rain, Asha Lemmie, Dutton - Eight-year-old Nori is dropped off by her mother at the estate of the grandparents she never knew she had. For three years, she lives in their attic, suffering acid baths to lighten her skin and beatings with a wooden spoon.
Snapshots, Eliot Parker, Morgan James fiction - Eliot Parker grew up in Appalachia, so it is no surprise that his award winning collection of short stories Snapshots is rooted in the people, places and customs of the region. His stories have a dark, sometimes surreal edge, befitting the author, who also pens mystery novels.
Silence Is My Mother Tongue , Sulaiman Addonia, Graywolf Press - Saba, her brother, Hagos, and their mother are refugees from the war between Eritrea and Ethiopia. They live in a mud hut in a refugee camp.
Interview: The Foundling, Stacey Halls, Manilla Press - Stacey Halls is the author of the new historical novel The Foundling (The Lost Orphan, in the US), which takes place in 18th century London.
Every Last Secret, A. R. Torre, Thomas & Mercer - Torre, who initially self-published her way to the New York Times bestseller list as a romance writer, talks to Authorlink® about her decision to write a thrille
The Wrong Kind of Woman, Sarah McCraw Crow, Harper Collins - An unexpected death and a wave of social upheaval collide in Sarah McCraw Crow’s The Wrong Kind of Woman (MIRA Books/HarperCollins).
Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey - New York Times best-selling author, Silvia Moreno-Garcia offers her readers another rich, intricate tapestry in Mexican Gothic, which was recently optioned for TV by Hulu this year.
Via Negativa, Daniel Hornsby, Knopf - A heartfelt, daring, divinely hilarious debut novel about a priest who embarks on a fateful journey with a pistol in his pocket and an injured coyote in his backseat.
The New Wilderness, Diane Cook, Harper Collins - Five-year-old Agnes was dying in the polluted city, so her mother, Bea, joins a group headed for the only remaining wilderness.
Sybelia Drive, Karin Davidson, Braddock Avenue Books - In Sybelia Drive, author Karin Cecile Davidson offers a kaleidoscopic look at the lives of the residents of a small lake town in Florida amidst the tensions of the Vietnam War.