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.
The All-Night Sun, Diane Zinna, Random House - Diane Zinna’s The All-Night Sun tells a story of grief, loss, and friendship between Lauren Cress, a 28-year-old English teacher from Washington, D.C., and Siri, an 18-year-old art student.
The Son of Good Fortune, Lysley Tenorio, Harper Collins - When he is 10, Excel’s mother, Maxima, tells him they are TNT – hiding and hiding – they are not in the U.S. legally.
The Journey of Liu Xiaobo, Edited by Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, Potomac Books/University of Nebraska Press - In the early hours of June 4, 1989, a young activist persuaded thousands of Chinese protesters to leave Beijing's Tiananmen Square to avoid being crushed by tanks from the People's Liberation Army.
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, Robert Kokler, Doubleday - Hidden Valley Road is the best-selling, critically acclaimed non-fiction work by Robert Kolker, the New York Times best-selling author of Lost Girls.
Saving Missy, Beth Morrey, Harper Collins - Best-selling debut author, Beth Morrey, was inspired to write her ‘coming-of-old’ novel, The Love Story of Missy Carmichael/Saving Missy, about a lonely woman saved by the people around her, when she got to know her community on maternity leave.
Sad Janet, Lucie Britsch, Riverhead Books - Janet has a live-in boyfriend, a job at a dog shelter in the woods and a mother who depends on prescription drugs to make it through her life. None of this makes Janet particularly happy.
The Woman in the Moonlight, Patricia Morrisroe, Little A - Author Patricia Morrisroe's first novel is a stirring, romantic story set in nineteenth-century Vienna about the passionate and tragic love affair that inspired Ludwig van Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
Three Ways to Disappear, Katy Yocom, Ashland Creek Press - In Three Ways to Disappear, Katy Yocom tells story of sisters Quinn and Sarah’s return to India, where they spent time as children and were marked by a family tragedy.