The Editor, Steven Rowley, Peguin Random House - The Editor Explores Mother/Son Relationships - I can’t lie. I was drawn to Steven Rowley’s novel THE EDITOR for the chance to spend time, even fictionally, with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Courting Mr. Lincoln, Louis Bayard, Algonquin Books - From the prizewinning author of Mr Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye comes Courting Mr Lincoln, the page-turning and surprising story of a brilliant and melancholic Abraham Lincoln and the two people who loved him the most . . .
Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton, Harper Collins - To say that 12-year-old Eli Bell lives an unusual life would be a gross understatement. His brother, Gus, communicates by writing words in the air, some of which seem prophetic ...
The Killing of Butterfly Joe, Rhidian Brook, Picador - Rhidian Brook is the best-selling Welsh author and screen writer of The Aftermath, now a major Hollywood movie produced by Ridley Scott and starring Acadamy Award nominee, Keira Knightley.
The Magnetic Girl, Jessica Handler, Hub City Press - History and Imagination Yield Compelling Tale
A Woman is No Man, Etaf Rum, Harper Collins - Three generations of women in a Palestinian family deal with a culture that considers girl babies a curse and boys a blessing, that teaches that women are inferior to men.
The Only Woman in the Room, Marie Benedict, Sourcebooks Landmark - It is remarkable how many advances in science and technology made by women, are left out of history.
Trying, Emily Phillips, Hodder & Stoughton - Olivia and Felix want to have a baby. Most of Olivia’s friends and co-workers are somewhere on the same continuum – trying, pregnant, babe in hand.
The Shaman of Turtle Valley, Cifford Garstang, Braddock Avenue Books - A painting hangs over the fireplace in Clifford Garstang's home in rural Virginia of a temple with the Mountain God between two mountain ranges.
Ripples, Evan Williams, Southern Fried Karma - Place is essential to storytelling. This is a concept author Evan Williams is quick to embrace.