Silence Is My Mother Tongue , Sulaiman Addonia, Graywolf Press - Saba, her brother, Hagos, and their mother are refugees from the war between Eritrea and Ethiopia. They live in a mud hut in a refugee camp.
Tag Archive: literary fiction
Interview: The Foundling, Stacey Halls, Manilla Press - Stacey Halls is the author of the new historical novel The Foundling (The Lost Orphan, in the US), which takes place in 18th century London.
The New Wilderness, Diane Cook, Harper Collins - Five-year-old Agnes was dying in the polluted city, so her mother, Bea, joins a group headed for the only remaining wilderness.
The Son of Good Fortune, Lysley Tenorio, Harper Collins - When he is 10, Excel’s mother, Maxima, tells him they are TNT – hiding and hiding – they are not in the U.S. legally.
The Woman in the Moonlight, Patricia Morrisroe, Little A - Author Patricia Morrisroe's first novel is a stirring, romantic story set in nineteenth-century Vienna about the passionate and tragic love affair that inspired Ludwig van Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
Almond, Won-pyung Sohn, Harper Collins - Yunjae was born with small amygdalae which kept him from feeling anger or fear or knowing how to respond with other emotions. He lives with his mother and grandmother who love him but obsess over teaching him emotions so he won’t be an oddity at school.
Review: 22 Minutes of Unconditional Love, Daphne Merkin, Macmillian - "In this story there is no final scene, no decisive change of heart or firm resolve so much as a furious inner struggle—a struggle that has left no discernible traces yet has marked me as surely as bruises after a fall."
Lake Life, David James Poissant, Simon and Schuster - Lake Life, David James Poissant’s debut novel, begins with a tragic accident that brings up long buried family secrets and forces members of the Starling family to examine their relationships.
Writers & Lovers, Lily King, Grove Atlantic - Writer’s and Lovers is set in 1997 and narrated by Casey Peabody, a 31-year-old writer grieving the death of her mother as she struggles to write, make a living and rebound from a bad romance with a poet.
The Ash Family, Molly Dektar, Simon & Schuster - When a young woman leaves her family to join a secret off-the-grid community headed by an enigmatic leader, she discovers that belonging comes with a deadly cost