Fifty Words for Rain, Asha Lemmie, Dutton - Eight-year-old Nori is dropped off by her mother at the estate of the grandparents she never knew she had. For three years, she lives in their attic, suffering acid baths to lighten her skin and beatings with a wooden spoon.
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The Winter Sister, Megan Collins, Atria Books - Sixteen years ago, Sylvie’s sister, Persephone, never came home. Out late with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see, Persephone was missing for three days before her body was found—and years later, her murder is still unsolved.
The Turn of the Key, Ruth Ware, Gallery Scout Press - From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and The Death of Mrs. Westaway comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated fifth novel.
Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton, Harper Collins - To say that 12-year-old Eli Bell lives an unusual life would be a gross understatement. His brother, Gus, communicates by writing words in the air, some of which seem prophetic ...
The Wolf and the Watchman, Niklas Natt och Dag, Atria Books - One morning in the autumn of 1793, watchman Mikel Cardell is awakened from his drunken slumber with reports of a body seen floating in the Larder, once a pristine lake on Stockholm’s Southern Isle, now a rancid bog.
Another Side of Paradise, Sally Koslow, Harper Collins - Already an experienced writer, having worked as a journalist and editor-in-chief of McCall’s Magazine, Sally Koslow found herself out of a job.
Midwinter Break, Bernard MacLaverty, Vintage - Bernard MacLaverty's latest novel Midwinter Break, winner of the Irish Book Awards 2017, reminds readers why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers alive.
Winter Sisters, Robin Oliveira, Random House - Robin Oliveira’s haunting thriller, “Winter Sisters,” loosely based on a 19th-century historic snowstorm that buried Albany, New York, also shines light on early 20th-Century age-of-consent and sexual-assault laws.
Book Review: Limelight, Amy Poeppel, Atria Books - Allison Brinkley, who has just moved from Dallas to New York City, gets a dose of big-city driving when she crashes into an unoccupied BMW while retrieving her child at school.
Author Interview: White Houses, Amy Bloom, Random House - Amy Bloom’s novel White Houses is a compelling fictive exploration of the love affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. This is Bloom’s first book of historical fiction. The novel belies the common narrative of Eleanor Roosevelt as a woman who was disappointed in marriage and became an asexual being.