The Darwin Affair, Tim Mason, Algonquin Books - Tim Mason is a successful playwright whose work has been produced in New York and throughout the world, for decades. The Darwin Affair is his first adult novel.
Stay and Fight, Madeline ffitch, Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Helen comes to homestead in Appalachian Ohio with her boyfriend, Shane, who deserts her before they face the first winter.
Things You Save In a Fire, Katherine Center, Macmillan - Katherine Center has a knack for creating women characters that are down to earth, yet heroic, inspiring, but real.
Dear Mrs Bird, A. J. Pearce, Scribner - London, 1941. Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a war correspondent but finds herself working for the formidable advice columnist Henrietta Bird, doyenne of Woman’s Friend magazine.
Vexations, Caitlin Horrocks, Little Brown - Caitlin Horrocks, author of The Vexations, had finished her MFA at Arizona State University in 2007 and had been writing short stories for a few years, when she signed up for a summer workshop in 2010.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - A disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing new book that shows us what it means to be human.
The Travelers, Regina Porter, Hogarth - The Travelers tells stories of mostly interconnected families starting in 1946 with “the man James” when he was a four-year-old boy who wanted to know why people need sleep.
The O’HENRY Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition, Laura Furman Editor, Anchor - Now celebrating its centenary, this prestigious annual anthology gathers the twenty best new short stories published in the previous year.
We Love Anderson Cooper, R. L. Maizes, Macmillian - In her debut short story collection, We Love Anderson Cooper, R.L. Maizes takes readers into some intriguing scenarios: a young man who decides to come out during his bar mitzvah, a disfigured tattoo artist who discovers healing powers, a therapist, whose new couch has the power to take away sadness, a woman haunted by the spirit of her dead dogs.
The Confessions of Frannie Langton, Sara Collins, Harper Collins - Frannie grew up a slave on a Jamaican plantation. Her master, Langton, chose her as his assistant in his experiments on cadavers.