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.
The Dearly Beloved, Cara Wall, Simon & Schuster - In The Dearly Beloved, we follow two couples through decades of love and friendship, jealousy and understanding, forgiveness and commitment.
The Last Book Party, Karen Dukess, Henry Holt - In The Last Book Party, Karen Dukess takes us to the summer of 1987 as 25-year-old Eve, an assistant at a publishing house, attends a party at the Cape Cod home of literary luminaries New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie.
Three Woman, Lisa Taddeo, Bloomsbury Publishing - Lisa Taddeo, a former Esquire contributor, is an American author, journalist and two-time recipient of the Pushcart Prize for her short stories.
Mary Toft, Dexter Palmer, Penguin Random House - One day in 1726, Mary Toft started giving birth to rabbits. Well, parts of rabbits, confounding the local physician, John Howard, and even physicians sent by the king from London to investigate this strange phenomenon.
Faber & Faber: The Untold Story, Toby Faber, Faber & Faber - "The persistence of Faber & Faber, which is now celebrating ninety years as an independent publisher, makes for a remarkable case study....