Adult General Fiction

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Erasure : a novel / Percival Everett.
"Thelonious 'Monk' Ellison’s writing career has bottomed out: his latest manuscript has been rejected by seventeen publishers, which stings all the more because his previous novels have been 'critically acclaimed.' He seethes on the sidelines of the liter…
I love you so much it's killing us both : a novel, or an annotated mixtape / Mariah Stovall.
"Set in the suburbs of Los Angeles and New York City, I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both is an immersive journey into the life and mind of Khaki Oliver, who's perennially trying to disappear into something: a codependent friendship, an ill-advised bo…
Losing the plot / Derek Owusu.
"Driven by a deep-seated desire to understand his mother’s life before he was born, Derek Owusu offers a powerful imagining of her journey. As she moves from Ghana to the UK and navigates parenthood in a strange and often lonely environment, the effects o…
No one dies yet / Kobby Ben Ben.
"2019. The Year of the Return. It has been exactly 400 years since the first slave ships left Ghana for America. Ghana has now opened its doors to Black diasporans, encouraging them to return and get to know the land of their ancestors. Elton, Vincent, a…
The age of magic / Ben Okri
"The Age of Magic has begun. Unveil your eyes. Eight weary filmmakers, traveling from Paris to Basel, arrive at a small Swiss hotel on the shores of a luminous lake. Above them, strewn with lights that twinkle in the darkness, looms the towering Rigi mou…
Like a mother : a thriller / Mina Hardy.
"Sarah and Adam Granatt had the perfect suburban life: a beautiful house, an adorable daughter, a baby on the way, and a once-in-a-lifetime love. They were the couple everyone envied–until Adam died. In the wake of his death, Adam’s secrets begin to emerg…
Since she's been gone : a novel / Sagit Schwartz.
"Losing her mother to a hit-and-run at age 15 threw Beatrice 'Beans' Bennett's life into turmoil. Bereft, she developed a life-threatening eating disorder, and went through a challenging recovery process which paved the way for her work as a clinical psyc…
The blueprint : a novel / Rae Giana Rashad.
This "novel set in an alternate United States—a world of injustice and bondage in which a young Black woman becomes the concubine of a powerful white government official and must face the dangerous consequences. Solenne Bonet lives in Texas where choice …
White rat / short stories by Gayl Jones
"The collection contains 12 provocative tales that explore the emotional and mental terrain of a diverse cast of characters, from the innocent to the insane. In each, Jones displays her unflinching ability to dive into the most treacherous of psyches and …
Final appeal / Remigiusz Mróz.
"When whip-smart criminal defense lawyer Joanna Chylka is tasked with defending the son of her law firm’s biggest client, she is stumped for the first time in her career. Her client, Piotr Langer Jr, does not admit guilt, but neither does he claim innocen…
Set for life : a novel / Andrew Ewell.
"A creative writing professor at a third-tier college in upstate New York is on his way home from a summer fellowship in France, where he’s spent the last three months loafing around Bordeaux, tasting the many varieties of French wine at his disposal, and…
The things we didn't know / Elba Iris Pérez.
"Andrea Rodríguez is nine years old when her mother whisks her and her brother, Pablo, away from Woronoco, the tiny Massachusetts factory town that is the only home they’ve known. With no plan and no money, she leaves them with family in the mountainside …
Greta & Valdin / Rebecca K Reilly.
"It’s been a year since his ex-boyfriend dumped him and moved from Auckland to Buenos Aires, and Valdin is doing fine. He has a good flat with his sister Greta, a good career where his colleagues only occasionally remind him that he is the sole Maaori per…
The seven skins of Esther Wilding / Holly Ringland.
"'On the afternoon that Esther Wilding drove homeward along the coast, a year after her sister had walked into the sea and disappeared, the light was painfully golden.' The last time Esther Wilding’s beloved older sister Aura was seen, she was walking alo…
Nowhere like home : a novel / Sara Shepard.
"When Lenna gets a call from her old friend Rhiannon, she is startled; Rhiannon disappeared years ago without a trace. But Lenna is even more startled to learn that Rhiannon has a son and that she lives off the grid with a group of women in a community ca…
Renaissance : a novel / Susan Fish.
"Elizabeth Fane is on the cusp of 50, but instead of celebrating with her family, she is on a plane to Italy alone, leaving behind her husband, three adult sons, and the profound rift between them. In Italy Liz plans to prune olive trees at a convent, exp…
Keep your friends close : a novel / Leah Konen.
"Isolated and embroiled in a custody battle, Mary is desperate for a friend. So when she meets the charming and enigmatic Willa at a Brooklyn playground, their connection feels fated. But during a margarita-fueled moms' night out, Mary shares her darkest …
Significant others : a novel / Zoë Eisenberg.
"Roommates since college, Jess and Ren have built a strong—if at times codependent—friendship. Now navigating their late thirties, the women co-own a weathered beachfront home, comother a rescued shelter pup and have inadvertently centered their lives aro…
Antiquity : a novel / Hanna Johansson ; translated from the Swedish by Kira Josefsson.
"On a Greek island rich with ancient beauty, a lonely woman in her thirties upends the relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter. Lust and admiration for Helena, a chic older artist, brings Antiquity’s unnamed narrator to Ermoupoli, where Hel…
Ordinary human failings : a novel / Megan Nolan.
"It's 1990 in London and Tom Hargreaves has it all: a burgeoning career as a reporter, fierce ambition and a brisk disregard for the 'peasants'—ordinary people, his readers, easy tabloid fodder. His star seems set to rise when he stumbles across a sensati…
American salvage / stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell.
"American Salvage is rich with local color and peopled with rural characters who love and hate extravagantly. They know how to fix cars and washing machines, how to shoot and clean game, and how to cook up methamphetamine, but they have not figured out ho…
Aftershock : a novel / Zhang Ling ; translated by Shelly Bryant.
"In the summer of 1976, an earthquake swallows up the city of Tangshan, China. Among the hundreds of thousands of people scrambling for survival is a mother who makes an agonizing decision that irrevocably changes her life and the lives of her children. I…
Praiseworthy : a novel / Alexis Wright.
"In a small town in the north of Australia, a mysterious cloud heralds both an ecological catastrophe and a gathering of the ancestors. A crazed visionary looks to donkeys to solve the global climate crisis and the economic dependency of the Aboriginal pe…
This disaster loves you / Richard Roper.
"Brian’s wife, Lily, disappeared from his life without a trace six years, eleven months, one week, and two days ago, but Brian never lost hope. Since her disappearance their once beloved English pub—and Brian’s livelihood—has been crumbling piece by piece…
Float up, sing down : stories / Laird Hunt.
"Candy Wilson has forgotten to buy the paprika. Turner Davis needs to get his zinnias in. Della Dorner told her mother she was going to the Galaxy Swirl, but that's not where she's really headed on her new Schwinn five-speed. Float Up, Sing Down is the st…
One hour of fervor / Muriel Barbery ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson.
"One night at a party of artists and intellectuals in Kyoto, Japanese art dealer Haru encounters a woman who unsettles him more than anyone else ever has and he is compelled to know her. Maud, a French woman passing through Japan, is distant. Her cold gaz…
Dark princess / W. E. B. Du Bois.
"In New York City, aspiring obstetrician Matthew Townes has hit the glass ceiling. Unable to continue his medical studies and disillusioned by his circumstances, he leaves the United States for Germany, and in Berlin, meets a purple haired princess named …
Corey Fah does social mobility : a novel / Isabel Waidner.
"This is the story of Corey Fah, a writer who has hit the literary jackpot: their novel has just won the prize for the Fictionalization of Social Evils. But the actual trophy, and with it the funds, hovers peskily out of reach. Neon-beige, with UFO-like q…
The fortune seller : a novel / Rachel Kapelke-Dale.
"When it comes to seeing the future—do you really want to know? Middle-class Rosie Macalister has worked for years to fit in with her wealthy friends on the Yale equestrian team. But when she comes back from her junior year abroad with newfound confidenc…
The Turtle House : a novel / Amanda Churchill.
"It’s spring 1999, and 25-year-old Lia Cope and her prickly 73-year-old grandmother, Mineko, are sharing a bedroom in Curtain, Texas, the ranching town where Lia grew up and Mineko began her life as a Japanese war bride. Both women are at a turning point:…
Love and hot chicken : a delicious Southern novel / Mary Liza Hartong
"When PJ Spoon returns home for her beloved daddy’s funeral, she doesn’t expect to stick around. Why abandon her PhD program at Vanderbilt for the humble charms of her hometown, Pennywhistle, Tennessee? Mamma’s broken heart, that’s why. But truth be told,…
The Perfect Passion Company / Alexander McCall Smith.
"As the new manager of the Perfect Passion Company, Katie’s mission is to help the lonely hearts of Edinburgh. With the assistance of her amiable and handsome office neighbor, William, she finds herself using a personal touch to find matches for the city’…
Confrontations : a novel / Simone Atangana Bekono ; translated by Suzanne Heukensfeldt Jansen.
"Salomé Atabong is the sixteen-year-old daughter of a Cameroonian father and a Dutch mother, living in the Netherlands. She arrives at a juvenile detention center to start a six-month sentence for a violent crime, which she did commit but does not regret.…
Held / Anne Michaels.
"1917. On a battlefield near the River Aisne, Johnlies in the aftermath of a blast, unable to move or feel his legs. Struggling to focus his thoughts, he is lost to memory as the snow falls-a chance encounter in a pub by a railway, a hot bath with his lov…
Trondheim / Cormac James.
"In Norway, thousands of miles from home, a student drops dead on the street. A passerby revives his heart, but he remains in a coma from which he may never wake. His mothers rush across the continent to his bedside where they endure the strain of helples…
Dysfunction junction : a novel / Robin W. Pearson.
"When three women receive an unexpected phone call that leaves them reeling, they have no other choice but to reckon with a lifetime of memories they've long tried to bury. Only in facing the past will they find their path forward. Frances Mae Livingston'…
Gunflower : stories / Laura Jean McKay.
A family of cat farmers gets the chance to set the felines free. A group of chickens tells it like it is. A female-crewed ship ploughs through the patriarchy. A support group finds solace in a world without men. With her trademark humour, energy, and flai…
The cleaner : a novel / Brandi Wells.
"Every night, she cleans. On the fourth floor of an unnamed office in an unnamed city, the night cleaner comes and does what she does best--sorts out the messes of the daytime employees. None of them know her, but she knows everything about them: Sad Inte…
Bird life : a novel / Anna Smaill.
"In Ueno Park, Tokyo, as workers and tourists gather for lunch, the pollen blows, a fountain erupts, pigeons scatter, and two women meet, changing the course of one another's lives. Dinah has come to Japan from New Zealand to teach English and grieve the …
The magic all around : a novel / Jennifer Moorman.
"Sometimes a family treasure hunt unfurls new paths in life. This enchanting and whimsical tale of mothers and daughters, home, and love will open readers' eyes to the magic all around them" --Provided by publisher.
Almost surely dead Amina Akhtar.
"Dunia Ahmed lives an ordinary life―or she definitely used to. Now she’s the subject of a true crime podcast. She’s been missing for over a year, and no one knows if she’s dead or alive. But her story has listeners obsessed, and people everywhere are spor…
The young of other animals : a novel / Chris Cander.
"Mayree and Paula are a mother and daughter drifting apart, separated by grief and more, after the death of Mayree's husband. Mayree faces a future with no income, career, or social life. Even ties with her best friend have been severed. Paula, feeling ab…
Meadow Falls / Carolyn Brown.
"Angela Marie has spent all of her thirty-five years on Meadow Falls, the farm that’s been in her Texas family for generations. It wasn’t her plan. It was an obligation. Now that her parents—less loving kin than strangers—have passed, the whole shebang be…
Not bad for a girl : a novel / Anastasia Ryan.
"Indiana 'Ana' Aaron is a talented coder and IT specialist, but she doesn't always fit in at work. When she speaks up one too many times for her boss's ego, she's transferred to a remote team—and it's clear this is her last chance to blend in. Ana sees w…
Self portraits / stories by Osamu Dazai ; translated by Ralph F. McCarthy.
"In these short stories, collected and translated by Ralph McCarthy, we can see just how closely Dazai’s life mirrored his art, and vice versa, as the writer/narrator falls from grace, rises to fame, and falls again. Addiction, debt, shame, and despair do…
The skin of dreams / by Raymond Queneau ; translated from the French by Chris Clarke ; afterword by Paul Fournel.
"The Skin of Dreams is a novel of waking dreams. Even as he lives his life, Jacques L’Aumône, its hero, daydreams a hundred other possible lives. A few lines on a page, a chance encounter, a remark overheard in passing, any of these are enough to kick thi…
Museum visits / Éric Chevillard ; translated from the French by Daniel Levin Becker ; edited by Daniel Levin Becker and Daniel Medin.
"This ensemble of comic miniatures compiles reflections on chairs, stairs, stones, goldfish, objects found, strangers observed, scenarios imagined, reasonable premises taken to absurd conclusions, and vice versa. The author erects a mental museum for his …
Twenty-seven minutes : a novel / Ashley Tate.
"Phoebe Dean was the most popular girl alive and dead. For the last ten years, the small, claustrophobic town of West Wilmer has been struggling to understand one thing: Why did it take young Grant Dean twenty-seven minutes to call for help on the fatefu…
Ways and means : a novel / Daniel Lefferts.
"Alistair McCabe comes to New York with a plan. Young, handsome, intelligent, and gay, he hopes to escape his Rust Belt poverty and give his mother a better life by pursuing a career in high finance. But by the spring of 2016, Alistair’s plan has come und…
Forgottenness : a novel / Tanja Maljartschuk ; translated from Ukrainian by Zenia Tompkins.
"An exceedingly anxious narrator grapples with a host of conditions, from obsessive-compulsive disorder to a creeping sense of agoraphobia. As her symptoms deepen, she finds unexpected solace researching Viacheslav Lypynskyi (1882-1931), a social and poli…
Broughtupsy : a novel / Christina Cooke.
"Tired of not having a place to land, twenty-year-old Akúa flies from Canada to her native Jamaica to reconnect with her estranged sister Tamika. Their younger brother Bryson has recently passed from sickle cell anemia--the same disease that took their mo…
Light of the fire : a novel / Sarahlyn Bruck
"Twenty years ago, an out-of-control prank ended in an accident that destroyed the high school gym and threatened the futures of star athletes Beth and Ally. They move on with their lives carrying their secret while someone else is blamed, but the years r…
The house of plain truth : a novel / Donna Hemans.
With news of her father’s passing, Pearline abruptly leaves her daughter and grandchildren behind in Brooklyn to return to her childhood home in Jamaica. But Pearline isn’t prepared for her father’s puzzling deathbed wish that she find her siblings—whom s…
The threat : a novel / Nathaniel Stein.
"Melvin Levin is dissatisfied—with his job, with life, with it all. He’s too polite and too boring, and the monotony of his days is only broken when he has to clean up after his neighbor’s frequently vomiting cat. That is, until he receives a mysterious d…
Mayluna : a novel / Kelley McNeil.
"In the 1990s, Carter Wills was the lead singer of the English alt-rock band Mayluna, securing his place among music legends. His tortured-heart lyrics struck a chord. And so did his secret connection to a woman whose love changed all their lives. Who was…
Walter Benjamin stares at the sea : stories / by C.D. Rose.
"Welcome to the fictional universe of C. D. Rose, whose stories seem to be set in some unidentifiable but vaguely Mitteleuropean nation, and likewise have an uncanny sense of timelessness--the time could be some cobble stoned Victorian past era, or the pr…
Jacob's folly / Rebecca Miller.
"An eighteenth-century Jewish peddler is reincarnated as a fly in present-day Long Island, and becomes involved in the lives of two residents"--Provided by publisher.
The real deal / Caitlin Devlin
"Is it harder to keep a secret when the world is watching - or to tell the truth when no-one is listening? Belle Simon was just 12 years old when she was one of six girls plucked from obscurity to star in reality TV sensation The Real Deal. Under the wing…
Leaving : a novel / Roxana Robinson.
"Sarah and Warren’s college love story ended in a single moment. Decades later, when a chance meeting brings them together, a passion ignites—threatening the foundations of the lives they’ve built apart. Since they parted in college, each has married, rai…
This impossible brightness : a novel / Jessica Bryant Klagmann.
"Taking refuge on a remote island, a grieving woman develops unlikely connections with the community and the wild in this haunting novel of hope and perseverance from debut author Jessica Bryant Klagmann. After the mysterious disappearance of her fianč, A…
Dead in Long Beach, California / Venita Blackburn.
"Coral is the first person to discover her brother Jay’s dead body in the wake of his suicide. There’s no note, only a drably furnished bachelor pad in Long Beach, California, and a cell phone with a handful of numbers in it. Coral pockets the phone. And …
City of laughter  a novel / Temim Fruchter.
"A rich and riveting debut marrying centuries-old folklore to twenty-first-century queer literary fiction, City of Laughter spans four generations of Jewish women bound by blood, half-hidden secrets, and the fantastical visitation of a shapeshifting stran…
Clover Hendry's day off / Beth Morrey.
"Today is not the day to mess with Clover Hendry. Clover hasn’t said 'No' a day in her life. Until today. Normally a woman who tips her hairdresser even when the cut is hideous, is endlessly patient with her horrendous mother, and says yes every time her…
Blizzard : a novel / Marie Vingtras ; translated from the French by Jeffrey Zuckerman.
"In the middle of a raging storm in Alaska, Bess stops to tie her shoes. And just like that, the boy is lost, gone in a flash, swallowed up by the snow. Bess is a California girl, while Benedict, with whom she and the boy live, is the last in his family’s…
Burn man : selected stories / Mark Anthony Jarman ; introduction by John Metcalf.
"The best collected short fiction of Mark Anthony Jarman published over the last four decades." --publisher's website.
Martyr! / Kaveh Akbar.
"Martyr! is a paean to how we spend our lives seeking meaning—in faith, art, ourselves, others—in which a newly sober, orphaned son of Iranian immigrants, guided by the voices of artists, poets, and kings, embarks on a search that leads him to a terminall…
Last acts : a novel / Alexander Sammartino.
"Even though his firearms store is failing, things are looking up for David Rizzo. His son, Nick, has just recovered after a near-fatal overdose, which means one thing: Rizzo can use Nick’s resurrection to create the most compelling television commercial …
Churn : an illustrated novel-in-stories / Chloe Chun Seim.
"Siblings Jordan and Chung face a costly existence on their family’s Kansas farm. On a conciliatory trip once again turned violent, Jordan and Chung escape the chaos of their parents’ fighting to the middle of a lake. When something pulls them under, a vo…
Redwood court : fiction / DéLana R.A. Dameron.
""Mika, you sit at our feet all these hours and days, hearing us tell our tales. You have all these stories inside you: all the stories everyone in our family knows and all the stories everyone in our family tells. You write 'em in your books and show eve…
The last days of the Midnight Ramblers / Sarah Tomlinson.
"Anke Berben is ready to tell all. A legendary model and style icon, she reveled in headline-grabbing romances with not one but three members of the hugely influential rock band the Midnight Ramblers. The band members were as famous for their backstage dr…
Beautyland / Marie-Helene Bertino.
"A tender, deeply wise novel of a young woman who doesn't feel at home on this earth, by the author of Parakeet"--Provided by publisher.
How we named the stars : a novel / Andrés N. Ordorica.
"When Daniel de La Luna arrives as a scholarship student at an elite East Coast university, he bears the weight of his family's hopes and dreams, and the burden of sharing his late uncle's name. Daniel flounders at first--but then Sam, his roommate, chang…
Hard by a great forest / Leo Vardiashvili.
"Saba is just a child when he flees the fighting in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia with his older brother, Sandro, and father, Irakli, for asylum in England. Two decades later, all three men are struggling to make peace with the past, haunted by th…
Acts of forgiveness : a novel / Maura Cheeks.
"In this big-hearted debut about ambition, race, and class, a family grapples with how much of their lineage they're willing to unearth in order to participate in the nation's first federal reparations program. Almost a decade ago, Willie Revel gave up he…
The teacher / Freida McFadden.
"Eve has a good life. She gets up each day, gets a kiss from her husband Nate, and heads off to teach math at the local high school. All is as it should be. Except . . . Last year, Caseham High was rocked by a scandal, with one student, Addie, at its cent…
Fourteen days : a collaborative novel / edited by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston.
"One week into the COVID-19 shutdown, tenants of a Lower East Side apartment building in Manhattan have begun to gather on the rooftop and tell stories. With each passing night, more and more neighbors gather, bringing chairs and milk crates and overturne…
The Kamogawa food detectives / Hisashi Kashiwai ; translated by Jesse Kirkwood.
"What’s the one dish you’d do anything to taste just one more time? Down a quiet backstreet in Kyoto exists a very special restaurant. Run by Koishi Kamogawa and her father Nagare, the Kamogawa Diner treats its customers to wonderfully extravagant meals. …
The bullet swallower : a novel / Elizabeth Gonzalez James.
"In 1895, Antonio Sonoro is the latest in a long line of ruthless men. He’s good with his gun and is drawn to trouble but he’s also out of money and out of options. A drought has ravaged the town of Dorado, Mexico, where he lives with his wife and childre…
Here in Avalon / Tara Isabella Burton.
"Rose has come a long way. Raised—and often neglected—by a wayward mother in New York City’s chaotic bohemia, Rose has finally built the life she’s always wanted: a good job at a self-help startup, a clean apartment, an engagement to a stable if self-sati…
The truth about the accident / Nicole Trope.
"I gaze at my husband's once-handsome face, so still and pale in the hospital bed. The doctors say I should keep talking. He might be able to hear me even after the terrible accident that left him fighting for his life. But all I have to whisper to my hus…
Valley verified : a novel / Kyla Zhao.
"On paper, Zoe Zeng has made it in New York's fashion world. After a string of unpaid internships, she's now a fashion columnist at Chic, lives in a quaint apartment in Manhattan, and gets invited to exclusive industry events. But life in New York City is…
Recipe for a charmed life / Rachel Linden.
"American chef Georgia May Jackson has one goal—to run her own restaurant in Paris. After a grueling decade working in Parisian kitchens, she is on the cusp of success. But in one disastrous night, Georgia loses her sous-chef position, her French boyfrien…
Holiday country / İnci Atrek.
"Ada adores spending every summer in a Turkish seaside town with her mother and grandmother at the family villa. The glittering waters, endless olive groves, and her spirited friends make it easy to leave her idle life in California behind. But no matter …
Invisible woman : a novel / Katia Lief.
"Joni Ackerman’s decision to raise children, 25 years ago, came with a steep cost. She was then a pioneering filmmaker, one of the few women to break into the all-male Hollywood club of feature film directors. But she and her husband Paul had always wante…
Nonfiction : a novel / Julie Myerson.
"Two parents stand by powerlessly as their only child seems intent on destroying herself. As the mother—a novelist—attempts to understand her daughter, she finds herself revisiting her own uneasy, unresolved relationship with her mother...But can a writer…
Above the fire / Michael O'Donnell.
"Laboring under a shared loss, Doug and his young son, Tim, set out on a late-season backpacking trip through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. They find beauty and solidarity in the outdoors, making friends along the trail and falling into the rhythm…
You only call when you're in trouble : a novel / Stephen McCauley.
"Is it ever okay to stop caring for others and start living for yourself? After a lifetime of taking care of his impossible but irresistible sister and his cherished niece, Tom is ready to put himself first. An architect specializing in tiny houses, he f…
Verdigris / Michele Mari ; translated from the Italian by Brian Robert Moore.
"At the tail end of the 1960s, the thirteen-year-old Michelino spends his summers at his grandparents’ modest estate in Nasca, near Lake Maggiore, losing himself in the tales of horror, adventure, and mystery shelved in his grandfather’s library. The grea…
No reservations / Sheryl Lister.
"Best friends forever. That’s the vow Joy, Diane, Rochelle and Yvette made when they were children, and even in their mid-thirties, the friends have always been there for each other—through the highs and lows of life and love. Until forever comes up again…
Sugar, baby : a novel / Celine Saintclare.
"Sugar, Baby follows Agnes, a mixed-race 21-year-old whose life seems to be heading nowhere. Still living at home, she works as a cleaner and spends all her money in clubs on the weekends searching for distractions from her mundane life. That is until she…
Answered prayers / Truman Capote
"Catapulted from a childhood spent in a Missouri orphanage to the dizzying peaks of New York high society, the destitute and debauched writer P. B. Jones spends his days moving between the paltry cell of a Manhattan Y.M.C.A. and the opulent playgrounds of…
Inverno / Cynthia Zarin.
"Caroline waited for fifteen minutes in the snow. After a little time had passed, she was simply waiting to see what would happen. It was entirely possible he would not come. If he did not come, she would be in a different story than the one she had imagi…
Q road : a novel / Bonnie Jo Campbell.
"Greenland Township, Michigan: On the same acres where farmers once displaced Potawatomi Indians, suburban developers now supplant farmers and prefab homes spring up in last year's cornfields. All along Q Road—or “Queer Road,” as the locals call it—the ol…
Gunner : a beagle's story / Mark T. Harter.
"A story about a dog’s journey with his new family. It’s also a story in his own words as he speaks to the reader, telling you his thoughts about life with 'his person' and the bond they share and ultimately through the devastating journey of saying goodb…
Salka Valka / by Halldór Laxness ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton.
"On a winter night, an eleven-year-old Salvör and her unmarried mother Sigurlína disembark at the remote, run-down fishing village of Óseyri, where life is 'lived in fish and consists of fish.' The two struggle to make their way amidst the rough, salt-wor…
The inheritance / Louisa May Alcott ; edited with an introduction and notes by Joel Myerson and Daniel Shealy.
Follows the experiences of an impoverished Italian orphan who wins the affections of a lord and the ire of an evil matron.
Good material : a novel / Dolly Alderton.
"Andy loves Jen. Jen loved Andy. And he can’t work out why she stopped. Now he is. . . Without a home. . . Waiting for his stand-up career to take off. . . Wondering why everyone else around him seems to have grown up while he wasn’t looking. Set adrift o…
Interesting facts about space / by Emily Austin.
"Enid is obsessed with space. She can tell you all about black holes and their ability to spaghettify you without batting an eye in fear. Her one major phobia? Bald men. But she tries to keep that one under wraps. When she’s not listening to her favorite …
In a single moment / Imogen Clark.
"It's the hottest day of the 1976 heatwave and there's not a breath of fresh air in the labour ward at Lincoln County Hospital. Michelle is having her fourth child, a girl, while beloved husband Dean is sipping a cold pint in the pub. Their little house i…
One of the good guys / Araminta Hall.
"Two young women vanish in a seaside town. At the cliff's edge, nobody is who they seem. Desperate to escape the ghosts of his failed marriage, Cole upends his life. He leaves London behind for a remote stretch of coast, relishing the respite from the noi…
The divine proverb of streusel : a novel / Sara Brunsvold.
"Shaken by her parents' divorce and discouraged by the growing chasm between herself and her serious boyfriend, Nikki Werner seeks solace at her uncle's farm in a small Missouri hamlet. She'll spend the summer there, picking up the pieces of her shattered…
The guests / Margot Hunt.
"When a Category 5 hurricane is poised to hit their coastal Florida town, the Davies family takes refuge in their waterfront manse. Marlowe, Lee, and their teenage twins invite their close friends to wait out the storm in comfort and style. Uninvited are…
Orlando : a biography / Virgina Woolf ; with an introduction by Jeanette Winterson.
"The Lord Orlando's country seat has 365 rooms. An exquisitely beautiful youth, he is a favourite of the ageing Queen Elizabeth and enjoys all that Court and tavern have to offer. He falls passionately in love with the intriguing Sasha, an androgynous Rus…
The book of fire : a novel / Christy Lefteri.
"In present-day Greece, deep in an ancient forest, lives a family: Irini, a musician, who teaches children to read and play music; her husband, Tasso, who paints pictures of the forest, his greatest muse; and Chara, their young daughter, whose name means …
My friends : a novel / Hisham Matar.
"One evening, as a young boy growing up in Benghazi, Khaled hears a bizarre short story read aloud on the radio, about a man being eaten alive by a cat. Obsessed by the power of those words--and by their enigmatic author, Hosam Zawa--Khaled eventually emb…
The Gardins of Edin : a novel / Rosey Lee.
"The four women of the Gardin family live side-by-side in Edin, Georgia, but residing in tight proximity doesn’t mean everything is picture-perfect. Ruth runs the family’s multimillion-dollar peanut business, a legacy of the Gardins’ formerly enslaved anc…
What mother won't tell me / Ivar Leon Menger ; translated by Jamie Bulloch.
"Once upon a time, a young woman named Juno lived in a cabin, deep in the woods on a remote island. She had only Mother; Father; her little brother Boy; and a book of fairytales for company. They lived in constant fear, because danger lurked on the other …
Sun seekers : a novel / Rachel McRady.
"Six-year-old Gracie Lynn is perpetually curious and big-hearted. Convinced she knows how to save her beloved grandfather John from the 'worm' that is eating his brain—a metaphor her mother once used to explain John’s dementia and sundown syndrome—she hel…
Principles of (e)motion / Sara Read.
"Mathematical genius Dr. Meg Brightwood has just completed her life’s work—a proof of a problem so impenetrable it’s nicknamed the Impossible Theorem. Reclusive and burdened by anxiety, Meg has long since been dismissed by academia. Now everyone wants to …
The djinn waits a hundred years / Shubnum Khan.
"Akbar Manzil was once a grand estate off the coast of South Africa. Nearly a century later, it stands in ruins: an isolated boardinghouse for eclectic misfits, seeking solely to disappear into the mansion’s dark corridors. Except for Sana. Unlike the oth…
Old crimes : and other stories / Jill McCorkle.
"Old Crimes delves into the lives of characters who hold their secrets and misdeeds close, even as the past continues to reverberate across generations. And despite the characters’ yearnings for connection, they can’t seem to tell the whole truth: A woman…
Where butterflies wander / Suzanne Redfearn.
"After a tragic accident claims the life of one of her children, Marie Egide is desperate to carve out a fresh start for her family. With her husband and their three surviving children, Marie travels to New Hampshire, where she plans to sell a family esta…
What is mine : a thriller / Lyn Liao Butler.
"Hope Chen and her husband are raising her nine-year-old nephew, Luca, in the wake of his troubled mother’s death. Luca finally has a safe home in a neighborhood where kids play in the streets and nobody locks their doors. Then one day, Luca and his dog d…
Didi / Nirupama Devi ; translated by Alo Shome.
"Didi is the story of a diligent, assertive and capable woman who, according to her own admission, loves to be in charge of things. Surama can take responsibilities and deliver on them as creditably as the chief executive officer of a large company. Yet, …
The butterfly jungle / Diriye Osman.
"Migil Bile is a confidently curvy, tea-spilling, super-bright, slightly-dizzy queer British-Somali journalist with schizoaffective disorder and sauce to spare. Ensconced deep in the drama of being a twenty-something, working-class South Londoner juggling…
Gallery of the disappeared men : stories / Jonathan Papernick.
"Profound and magical, dark and disturbing...Papernick's characters are rendered with the greatest empathy, presenting beauty and understanding amid stark brutality. From the opening story 'Displaced Person,' to the sexy and shocking 'The Cinq à Sept Gir…