Costalegre, Courtney Maum, - In Costalegre, Courtney Maum’s third novel, Lara and Leonora Calaway are taking refuge in a remote mansion in the Mexican wilderness in 1937 with a group of Surrealist artists, who Leonora has helped to escape Hitler’s Europe.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo, Christy Lefteri, Ballantine Books - Nuri and Afra and their young son live on a lovely hill overlooking Aleppo. Nuri and his cousin, Mustafa, tend bees in the fragrant fields of flowers nearby. Then war comes.
Book Award Winner, The Yellow House by Sarah Broom - In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it.
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.