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.
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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.
The Dutch House, Ann Patchett, Deckle House - Ann Patchett’s latest novel The Dutch House reads like a modern fairy tale with a house that seems enchanted or damned, depending on which character’s perspective you are grounded in, an evil stepmother, and two siblings,
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.
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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.
How to Hack a Heartbreak, Kristin Rockaway, Graydon House - Mel Strickland works the help desk in Hatch, a NYC tech incubator company. It’s a soul-destroying job in an atmosphere of toxic masculinity.
Mama Hissa's Mice, Saud Alsanousi, Amazon Crossing - Katkouk, Fahd and Sadiq are a mismatched trio who grew up together in the Surra district of Kuwait in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Lacking a common faith or heritage, nevertheless they form a solid friendship.
The Magnetic Girl, Jessica Handler, Hub City Press - History and Imagination Yield Compelling Tale