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.
Age of Light, Whitney Scharer, Little Brown - Lee Miller’s flawless beauty made her a photographer’s dream, starting with her father when she was a child and continuing as a fashion model into her twenties.
Blackberry and Wild Rose, Sonia Velton, Blackstone Publishing - Blackberry and Wild Rose is a stunning, intricate debut about two very different women, the wife of a Huguenot master silk weaver, Esther Thorel, and a young woman, Sara Kemp, who has been working as a prostitute since she arrived in London.
The Royal Secret, Lucinda Riley, Atria - When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core . . .
Radiant Shimmering Light, Sarah Selecky, Bloomsbury Publishing – Lilian Quick sees colorful auras around dogs and tries to eke out a living painting their portraits – until she reconnects with her cousin Florence – now known as Eleven – a self-actualization guru for empowering women.
The Wartime Sisters, Lynda Cohen Loigman, St. Martins Press - Lynda Cohen Loigman was taking her first creative writing class at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College when she discovered the power of having a writing community to better her work.