Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Mark Sullivan, Lake Union - Italy, 1944. Seventeen years old, Pino Lella comes from a prosperous Milanese family. He’s full of dreams like any boy his age. War seems remote until Allied bombs begin to fall on the city.
Tag Archive: literary fiction
Sugar Land, Tammy Lynne Stoner, Red Hen Press - Born and raised in Midland, Texas, Miss Dara is a large, awkward young woman working in an egg store.
The Mutual UFO Network, Lee Martin, Simon & Schuster - In his latest short story collection, The Mutual UFO Network, Lee Martin focuses his lens on seemingly regular people in small towns and peels away the layers until we see even the most difficult characters in their full humanity.
The Masterpiece, Fiona Davis - Fiona Davis’ “The Masterpiece” is a light, romantic historical novel about the journey of two women, fifty years apart in age, who discover self-achievement as their lives collide when New York’s Grand Central Terminal was facing demolition.
Awayland, Ramona Ausubel, Random House - A mother fades into the mist, a lonely Cyclops tries online dating, a young boy looking for direction takes a job in Turkey and ends up comforting a grieving widow, mummified animals robbed from Egyptian pyramids offer their “thanks.”
In Every Moment We are Still Alive, Tom Malmquist, Melville House - Tom and Karin are eagerly anticipating their daughter’s birth when Karin suddenly becomes seriously ill.
Green, Sam Graham-Felsen, Random House – Dave is a “half-Jewish” kid in a mostly black middle school in 1990s Boston.
The Intermission, Elyssa Friedland, Penguin - Cass and Jonathan Coyne have it all. A swanky New York City apartment, good friends, and enough wealth to do what they want, when they want.