Godshot, Chelsea Bieker, Catapult - Fourteen-year-old Lacey May, her mother and her grandmother Cherry are faithful members of Pastor Vern’s church in the small town of Peaches in California’s Central Valley.
The Book of Lost Friends, Lisa Wingate, Ballantine Books - Lisa Wingate, the #1 New York Times bestselling author writes another showstopping historical novel, The Book of Lost Friends which is the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.
I Have the Answer, Kelly Fordon, Wayne State Univerity Press - Kelly Fordon’s latest collection of short stories deals with the unexpected losses that life hands out;
Before and After the Book Deal, Courtney Maum, Catapult - The subtitle for this book is A Writer’ Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book. Maum includes comments from nearly 200 authors, agents, editors, and others involved in publishing and producing.
Dear Edward, Ann Napolitano, The Dial Press - Dear Edward: A Novel was a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER for eight weeks.
An Audacious Interplay of Perception and Reality in a Complex, Intriguing Tale - A street priest with a neon chapel, streets filled with released “loonies”, including one who babbles about his lost boy, a flickering young man (he’s there and then he’s not), the crime boss who ran things for the absentee crime boss, his brother/sister team of sneak and fighter (or was there a brother?), the circus with the beautiful, leaping aerialist (without/with a beard), the circus owner with the ritual of bird or spade (neither a good choice).
Carnegie Hill Looks at Love and Marriage at a Co-Op - Inspired by a friend’s experiences on the co-op board of building on New York’s Upper East Side, Jonathan Vatner wrote Carnegie Hill, a novel that uses the travails of residents of an exclusive building to look at the institution of marriage.
The Strawberry Thief, Joanne Harris MBE, Orion - Joanne Harris (MBE) is a best-selling English author known for her novel, the Chocolat (1999) which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Book Award and made into an Oscar-nominated film, starring Juliette Binoche and Judy Dench.
Africaville, Jeffrey Colvin, - Amistad. Kath Ella grew up in a black community on a rocky bluff in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the early 1900s. It is a tightly-knit community settled by families going back to the 1700s, whose ancestors ranged from American slaves to Jamaican rebels.
Montauk, Nicola Harrison, St. Martin's Press - Enchanted with the history of Montauk, Long Island, Nicola Harrison decided to tell the story of a modest woman who finds herself among high society.