Adult General Fiction

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An Irish country Yuletide / Patrick Taylor.
"December 1965. ‘Tis the season once again in the cozy Irish village of Ballybucklebo, which means that Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, his young colleague Barry Laverty, and their assorted friends, neighbors, and patients are enjoying all their favorit…
The party crasher : a novel / Sophie Kinsella.
"It's been over two years since Effie's beloved parents got divorced, destroying the image of the happy, loving childhood she thought she had. Since then, she's become estranged from her father and embarked on a feud with his hot (and much younger) girlfr…
Shut up you're pretty : stories / Téa Mutonji.
In this story collection, a woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding, a teenage girl looks for happiness inside a pack of cigarettes, a mother reconnects with her daughter through their shared interest in fish, and a young woman…
I am Ariel Sharon / Yara El-Ghadban ; translated by Wayne Grady.
"Yara El-Ghadban imagines the confrontation at death’s door between Ariel Sharon, the 'King of Israel,' and the women closest to him — his mother, his wives, and the mysterious nurse Rita. Like latter-day Greek furies, they lament the brutality of his lif…
Monster in the middle / Tiphanie Yanique.
"When Fly and Stela meet in 21st Century New York City, it seems like fate. He’s a Black American musician from a mixed-religious background who knows all about heartbreak. She’s a Catholic science teacher from the Caribbean, looking for lasting love. But…
The judge's list / John Grisham.
"Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching forty, she is tired of her work for the Flo…
Femlandia / Christina Dalcher.
"A chilling look into an alternate near future where a woman and her daughter seek refuge in a women-only colony, only to find that the safe haven they were hoping for is the most dangerous place they could be. Miranda Reynolds always thought she would r…
Tales from the cafe : a novel / Toshikazu Kawaguchi ; translated from Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot.
"In a back alley in Tokyo, there is a caf̌ that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. Local legend says that this shop offers something else besides coffee -- the chance to travel back in time. With faces both familiar …
The book of magic / Alice Hoffman.
"The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and kno…
My Monticello : fiction / Jocelyn Nicole Johnson.
"An irresistibly accessible yet startlingly bold book of short stories and a novella, inspired by Black lives in America and featuring the gripping eponymous work "My Monticello""--Provided by publisher.
The girl who trod on a loaf / Kathryn Davis.
"Frances Thorn, waitress and single parent of twins, finds herself transformed by the dazzling magnetism of Helle Ten Brix, an elderly Danish composer of operas. At the heart of what binds them is 'The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf,' the Hans Christian Andersen…
Elena knows / Claudia Piñeiro ; translated by Frances Riddle.
After Rita is found dead in a church she used to attend, the official investigation into the incident is quickly closed. Her sickly mother is the only person still determined to find the culprit. Chronicling a difficult journey across the suburbs of the c…
The butler : a novel / Danielle Steel.
"Joachim von Hartmann was born and raised in Buenos Aires by his loving German mother, inseparable from his identical twin. When Joachim moves to Paris with his mother in his late teens, his twin stays behind and enters a dark world. Meanwhile, Joachim be…
The survivors : a novel / Alex Schulman ; translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
"In the wake their mother's death, three estranged brothers return to the lakeside cottage where, over two decades before, an unspeakable accident forever altered their family. There is Nils, the oldest, who couldn't escape his suffocating home soon enoug…
Fight night / Miriam Toews.
"'You're a small thing,' Grandma writes, 'and you must learn to fight.' Swiv's Grandma, Elvira, has been fighting all her life. From her upbringing in a strict religious community, she has fought those who wanted to take away her joy, her independence, an…
We are not like them : a novel / Christine Pride and Jo Piazza.
"Jen and Riley have been best friends since kindergarten. As adults, they remain as close as sisters, though their lives have taken different directions. Jen married young, and after years of trying, is finally pregnant. Riley pursued her childhood dream …
The wrong end of the telescope / Rabih Alameddine.
"Mina Simpson, a Lebanese doctor, arrives at the infamous Moria refugee camp on Lesbos, Greece, after being urgently summoned for help by her friend who runs an NGO there. Alienated from her family except for her beloved brother, Mina has avoided being so…
Crossroads / Jonathan Franzen.
"Crossroads is the first novel in Jonathan Franzen's A Key to All Mythologies. The trilogy tells the story of a Midwestern family across three generations, mirroring the preoccupations and dilemmas of the United States from the Vietnam War to the 2020s"--…
When we cease to understand the world / Benjamín Labatut ; translated from Spanish by Adrian Nathan West.
"When We Cease to Understand the World is a book about the complicated links between scientific and mathematical discovery, madness, and destruction. Fritz Haber, Alexander Grothendieck, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger—these are some of luminaries in…
The essence of Nathan Biddle : a novel / J. William Lewis.
"Protagonist Kit Biddle is a rising prep school senior who finds himself tangled in a web of spiritual quandaries and intellectual absurdities. Kit’s angst is compounded by a unique psychological burden he is forced to carry: his intelligent but unstable …
Making callaloo in Detroit / stories by Lolita Hernandez.
"The daughter of parents from Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent, Lolita Hernandez gained a unique perspective on growing up in Detroit. In Making Callaloo in Detroit she weaves her memories of food, language, music, and family into twelve stories of out…
Eight perfect hours : a novel / Lia Louis.
"On a snowy evening in March, thirty-something Noelle Butterby is on her way back from an event at her old college when disaster strikes. With a blizzard closing off roads, she finds herself stranded, alone in her car, without food, drink, or a working ch…
The Santa suit / Mary Kay Andrews.
"When newly-divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight unseen, she is definitely looking for a change in her life. The Four Roses, as the farmhouse is called, is a labor of love-but Ivy didn't bargain on just how much labor. The previous family left…
What storm, what thunder / Myriam J.A. Chancy.
"At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Award-winning author Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the…
I love you but I've chosen darkness / Claire Vaye Watkins.
"Since my baby was born, I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things. a) As much as I ever did. b) Not quite as much now. c) Not so much now. d) Not at all. Leaving behind her husband and their baby daughter, a writer gets on a flight for a…
Out of love : a novel / Hazel Hayes.
"Out of Love begins at the end. A couple call it quits after nearly five years, and while holding a box of her ex-boyfriend’s belongings, the young woman wonders: How could they have spent so long together? When did they fall out of love? Were there good …
Cloud cuckoo land : a novel / Anthony Doerr.
"Set in Constantinople in the fifteenth century, in a small town in present-day Idaho, and on an interstellar ship decades from now, Anthony Doerr’s gorgeous third novel is a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story about children on the cus…
Once in a lifetime / Mary Monroe.
"Free-spirited, living on the fly, Vanessa Hayes is still always down for traditional family holiday fun—until now. She's making her oft-delayed wish finally come true: Christmas in Paris, the glittering City of Lights. But when her passport gets delayed,…
Santa cruise / Fern Michaels.
"At Ridgewood High, Amy, Frankie, Rachael, and Nina formed a deep bond. Now, fifteen years after leaving school behind, they're back for a reunion, laughing, reminiscing, and chatting how much has changed--and how much hasn't. Nina, once the star of every…
Black girls must die exhausted : a novel / Jayne Allen.
"Tabitha Walker is a black woman with a plan to 'have it all.' At 33 years old, the checklist for the life of her dreams is well underway. Education? Check. Good job? Check. Down payment for a nice house? Check. Dating marriage material? Check, check, and…
The trees : a novel / Percival Everett.
"When a pair of detectives from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation arrive, they meet expected resistance from the local sheriff, his deputy, the coroner, and a string of racist White townsfolk. The murders present a puzzle, for at each crime scene th…
Christmas at the Amish bakeshop / Shelley Shepard Gray, Rachel J. Good, Loree Lough.
"A Christmas cake for Rebecca: When carpenter Aden returns to Lancaster after twenty years away, bakeshop owner Rebecca is dismayed to find he’s still as handsome and kind as ever. He broke her heart when he left the community back then. Will a holiday em…
A past that breathes / Noel A. Obiora.
"In January 1995, a promising young musician was found murdered in her apartment in West Los Angeles. There were no eyewitnesses to the crime, but someone saw her arguing with her ex-boyfriend, an African American man, the day before she was found dead. W…
Honey mine : collected stories / Camille Roy ; edited by Lauren Levin and Eric Sneathen.
"Honey Mine unfolds as both excavation and romp, an adventure story that ushers readers into a lesbian writer’s coming of age through disorienting, unsparing, and exhilarating encounters with sex, gender, and distinctly American realities of race and clas…
A calling for Charlie Barnes : a novel / Joshua Ferris.
"Someone is telling the story of the life of Charlie Barnes, and it doesn't appear to be going well. Too often divorced, discontent with life's compromises, and in a house he hates, this lifelong schemer and eternal romantic would like out of his present …
The wish / Nicholas Sparks.
"1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . unti…
The beginning / Beverly Lewis.
"Susie Mast's Old Order life has been shaped more by tragedy than her own choices. But when she decides to accept another's invitation and stop waiting on her childhood friend, she soon realizes her mistake. Will family secrets and missed opportunities di…
The last chance library / Freya Sampson.
"June Jones emerges from her shell to fight for her beloved local library, and through the efforts and support of an eclectic group of library patrons, she discovers life-changing friendships along the way. Lonely librarian June Jones has never left the s…
And then the gray heaven / RE Katz.
"When Jules’s partner B passes away suddenly, the harsh neon Florida stripmall swamp of their early years in the foster care system returns to haunt them. Jules is separated from B during the last days of their life in the hospital and then exiled from th…
Why I don't write : and other stories / Susan Minot.
"A superb collection of short fiction--her first in thirty years and spanning many geographies--from the critically acclaimed author of Monkeys, Evening, and Thirty Girls. A writer dryly catalogs the myriad reasons she cannot write; an artist bicycles thr…
Late city : a novel / Robert Olen Butler.
"A visionary and deeply moving novel centered around former newspaperman Sam Cunningham as he prepares to die, Late City covers much of the early twentieth century, unfurling as a conversation between the dying man and a surprising God. As the two review …
The moon, the stars, and Madame Burova : a novel / Ruth Hogan.
"Madame Burova—beloved Tarot reader, palmist, and clairvoyant—is retiring and leaving her booth on the Brighton seafront. After inheriting her mother’s fortune-telling business as a young woman, Imelda Burova has spent her life on the Brighton pier practi…
The morning star / Karl Ove Knausgaard ; translated from the Norwegian by Martin Aitken.
"A major new work from the author of the renowned My Struggle series, MORNING STAR is an astonishing, ambitious, and rich novel about what we don't understand, and our attempts to make sense of our world nonetheless Last night a new star appeared in the s…
Happy hour / Marlowe Granados.
"It's the summer of 2013, and while New York swelters, Isa and Gala scrape and hustle to get by. Among a rotating cast of artists, academics, and bad-mannered grifters, they discover that desires aren't for denying. But as money gets sparse and circumstan…
The fortnight in September : a novel / R.C. Sherriff.
This wonderfully nostalgic and soothing novel about ordinary people enjoying life's simple pleasures follows the Stevens family as they go on their annual seaside vacation during which they savor every moment of their holiday, knowing that things may not …
Today a woman went mad in the supermarket : stories / Hilma Wolitzer ; foreword by Elizabeth Strout.
"In the title story, a bystander tries to soothe a woman who seems to have cracked under the pressures of motherhood. And in several linked stories throughout, the relationship between the narrator and her husband unfolds in telling and often hilarious vi…
Gordo : stories / Jaime Cortez.
"His first-ever collection of stories, Jaime Cortez's Gordo is set in a migrant workers camp near Watsonville, California, in the 1970s. A young boy named Gordo fights back tears underneath a wrestler's mask as he is forced to fight other boys and grow in…
Skinship : stories / Yoon Choi.
A long-married couple is forced to confront their friend's painful past when a church revival comes to a nearby town... A woman in an arranged marriage struggles to connect with the son she hid from her husband for years... A well-meaning sister unwitting…
Look what you made me do / Elaine Murphy.
"Carrie Lawrence is an accomplice to murder, multiple murders actually, because her sister is a serial killer. When her sister's most recent victim is discovered and police find twelve more bodies buried nearby--all missing a foot!--things get weird. Carr…
Magma : a novel / Thóra Hjörleifsdóttir ; translated from the Icelandic by Meg Matich.
"Twenty-year-old Lilja is in love. As a young university student, she is quickly smitten with the intelligent, beautiful young man from school who quotes Derrida and reads Latin and cooks balanced vegetarian meals. Before she even realizes, she's moved in…
I couldn't love you more : a novel / Esther Freud.
Beginning in 1960s London, three generations of British women navigate love, sex, motherhood and societal norms--and the betrayals and lies required to navigate it all--in the new novel from the author of Hideous Kinky.
To walk alone in the crowd / Antonio Muñoz Molina ; translated from the Spanish by Guillermo Bleichmar.
"A novel tracing the path of a nameless wanderer as he walks the length of Manhattan and beyond-from South Ferry to the Grand Concourse in the Bronx-taking note of all the literary and historical ghosts haunting him, and the city, along the way"--Provided…
Virtue / Hermione Hoby.
"A powerful novel of youth, aspiration, and moral conflict, as a young man is seduced by the mirage of glamour--at a terrible cost"--Provided by publisher.
Embassy wife / Katie Crouch.
"Meet Persephone Wilder, a displaced genius posing as the wife of an American diplomat in Namibia. Persephone takes her job as a representative of her country seriously, coming up with an intricate set of rules to survive the problems she encounters: how …
Born into this : stories / Adam Thompson.
Presents a powerful indictment of colonialism and racism with humor, pathos, and the occasional sly twist, burgeoning awareness for both black and white Australia.
The Temple House vanishing / a novel by Rachel Donohue.
"The disappearance of a brilliant scholarship student and a young, charismatic teacher from an all-girls Catholic boarding school in Ireland is an unsolved mystery that has captivated the whole country. Year after year the media revisit it, and the conspi…
The weight of memory / Shawn Smucker.
"When Paul Elias receives a terminal diagnosis, he returns to his hometown to seek a guardian for his granddaughter. But her imagination leads him on a journey into forgotten things and old secrets that leave him wondering about the nature of his illness,…
Leave society / Tao Lin.
"In 2014, a novelist named Li leaves Manhattan to visit his parents in Taipei for ten weeks. He doesn’t know it yet, but his life will begin to deepen and complexify on this trip. As he flies between these two worlds–year by year, over four years–he will …
Savage tongues / Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi.
"It’s summer when Arezu, an Iranian American teenager, goes to Spain to meet her estranged father at an apartment he owns there. He never shows up, instead sending her a weekly allowance, care of his step-nephew, Omar, a forty-year-old Lebanese man. As th…
Radiant fugitives : a novel / Nawaaz Ahmed.
"Working as a consultant for Kamala Harris’s attorney general campaign in Obama-era San Francisco, Seema has constructed a successful life for herself in the West, despite still struggling with her father’s long-ago decision to exile her from the family a…
Her turn : a novel / Katherine Ashenburg.
"A journalist in Washington, DC, Liz has turned lemons into lemonade after her husband walked out on her a decade ago. She likes her life—she’s the editor of My Turn, a weekly column in which readers write about their lives, has a few romantic nibbles—som…
The president and the frog / Carolina De Robertis.
"At his modest home on the edge of town, the former president of an unnamed Latin American country receives a journalist in his famed gardens to discuss his legacy and the dire circumstances that threaten democracy around the globe. Once known as the Poor…
Paris is a party, Paris is a ghost / David Hoon Kim.
"When Fumiko emerges after one month locked in her dorm room, she’s already dead, leaving a half-smoked Marlboro Light and a cupboard of petrified food in her wake. For her boyfriend, Henrik Blatand, an aspiring translator, these remnants are like clues, …
Agatha of Little Neon / Claire Luchette.
"Agatha has lived every day of the last nine years with her sisters: they work together, laugh together, pray together. Their world is contained within the little house they share. The four of them are devoted to Mother Roberta and to their quiet, purpose…
The hunters : two novellas / Claire Messud.
"'A Simple Tale' is the moving story of Maria Poniatowski, an aging Ukrainian woman who, after liberation from servitude to the Germans, struggles with a new life in Canada. What of the past is she able to preserve, without burdening her present? "--back …
Immediate family / Ashley Nelson Levy.
"It is the day of her brother’s wedding and our narrator is still struggling with her toast. Despite a recent fracture between them, her brother, Danny, has asked her to give a speech and she doesn’t know where to begin, how to put words to their kind of …
Love on the line : a novel / Laura Castoro.
"Thea Morgan—no, Thornton—is thrilled about starting life with her new husband Xavier. After so many years apart, it was truly a blessing that they found each other again. But the new life is going to take some adjustment. Used to being high-powered lawye…
Palm Beach : a novel / Mary Adkins.
"Living in a tiny Queens apartment, Rebecca and her husband Mickey typify struggling, 30-something New Yorkers—he’s an actor, and she’s a freelance journalist. But after the arrival of their baby son, the couple decides to pack up and head for sunny, comf…
Aria's travelling book shop / Rebecca Raisin.
"A life on the road with best friend Rosie and her beloved camper-van-cum-book-shop, and definitely, definitely, no romance. But when Aria finds herself falling – after one too many glasses of wine, from a karaoke stage – into the arms of Jonathan, a part…
The ones who don't say they love you : stories / Maurice Carlos Ruffin.
"Maurice Carlos Ruffin has an uncanny ability to create spaces. These perspectival, character-driven stories center on the margins and are deeply rooted in New Orleanian culture. In 'Beg Borrow Steal,' a boy relishes time spent helping his father find wor…
American estrangement : stories / Saïd Sayrafiezadeh.
"[A] new collection of stories...set in a contemporary America full of the kind of emotionally bruised characters familiar to readers of Denis Johnson and George Saunders. These are people contending with internal struggles—a son’s fractured relationship …
In the field : a novel / Rachel Pastan.
"In 1923, having persuaded her resistant mother to send her to college, Kate Croft falls in love with science. Painfully rebuffed by a girl she longs for, and in flight from her own confusing sexuality, Kate finds refuge in the calm rationality of biology…
The republic of false truths / Alaa Al Aswany ; translated from the Arabic by S.R. Fellowes.
"Cairo, 2011. After decades under a repressive regime, tensions are rising in the city streets. No one is out of reach of the revolution. There is General Alwany, a high-ranking member of the government’s security agency, a pious man who loves his family …
What you can see from here / Mariana Leky ; translated from the German by Tess Lewis.
"On a beautiful spring day, a small village wakes up to an omen: Selma has dreamed of an okapi. Someone is about to die. Luisa, Selma’s ten-year-old granddaughter, looks on as the predictable characters of her small world begin acting strangely. Though th…
What a dog knows / Susan Wilson.
"Ruby Heartwood has spent her life running away. Away from the orphanage where she was left as a newborn, away from those who exploited her, and away from the man who raped her. She ran from child welfare authorities as a runaway and teenage mother. She’s…
River, sing out : a novel / James Wade.
"Attempting to escape his abusive father and generations of cyclical poverty, young Jonah Hargrove joins the mysterious River—a teenage girl carrying thousands of dollars in stolen meth—and embarks on a southern gothic odyssey through the East Texas river…
The beginners / Anne Serre ; translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson.
"Anna has been living happily for twenty years with loving, sturdy, outgoing Guillaume when she suddenly (truly at first sight) falls in love with Thomas. Intelligent and handsome, but apparently scarred by a terrible early emotional wound, he reminds Ann…
Day for night : a novel / Jean McNeil.
"Richard Cottar is a respected independent film writer and director; his wife, Joanna, is his increasingly successful and wealthy producer. Together they are about to embark on a film about the life of Walter Benjamin, the German Jewish intellectual who k…
The lost and found necklace / Louisa Leaman.
"After an accident leaves fiercely independent, adventure-seeking Jess Taylor badly injured, she thinks she's ready to settle down with kind, caring, easy-to-love Tim. But then her grandmother tasks her with retrieving a family heirloom from a local aucti…
A passage north : a novel / Anuk Arudpragasam.
"A young man journeys into Sri Lanka's formerly war-torn north, and into a country's soul, in this searing novel of love and the legacy of war from the award-winning author of The Story of a Brief Marriage. "The closest we seem to get to the present are t…
The cottage of curiosities / Celia Anderson.
"Tucked away amongst the winding, cobbled streets of Pengelly in Cornwall, the old stone cottage on Memory Lane is full of secrets....Fifty-four-year-old Grace Clarke arrives in Pengelly determined to uncover the secrets of her past. Standing outside the …
Bolla / Pajtim Statovci ; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston.
"From the author of Crossing--a National Book Award finalist--comes a dazzling tale full of fury, tenderness, longing, and lust. April 1995. Arsim is a twenty-two-year-old, recently-married student at the University of Pristina, keeping his head down to g…
The son of the house / Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia.
In the Nigerian city of Enugu, two women--Nwabulu, a beautiful housemaid who is in love with a rich man's son, and Julie, educated and privileged, relate the stories of their lives as they await their fate.
Walking through needles / Heather Levy.
"When Sam Mayfair was sixteen, her life was shattered by an abuser close to her. News of her abuser's murder fifteen years later should have put an end to the torture she's endured because of one decision plaguing her life. But with her stepbrother Eric a…
Late summer / Luiz Ruffato ; translated from the Portuguese by Julia Sanches.
"From one of Brazil's most important living writers, a powerful reflection on the effects of isolation and feelings of inadequacy in our time. Sick and abandoned by his wife and son, Oséias decides to go back to his hometown after twenty years away. Durin…
Alec / William di Canzio.
"A reimagining and continuation of E. M. Forster's classic novel Maurice, told from the gamekeeper Alec Scudder's perspective"--Provided by publisher.
Lights out in Lincolnwood : a novel / Geoff Rodkey.
"It’s Tuesday morning in Lincolnwood, New Jersey, and all four members of the Altman family are busy ignoring each other en route to work and school. Dan, a lawyer turned screenwriter, is preoccupied with satisfying his imperious TV producer boss’s creati…
Barefoot in the sand / Holly Chamberlin.
"There are moments that change your entire life's direction. For Arden Bell, owner of a cherished bookstore in the seaside hamlet of Eliot's Corner, one such moment comes early on a summer day when she opens the door to Laura Huntington--the daughter she …
Who they was / Gabriel Krauze.
The narrator of this autobiographical novel "goes by two names in his two worlds. At the university he attends, he's Gabriel, a seemingly ordinary, partying student learning about morality at a distance. But in his life outside the classroom, he's Snoopz,…
Message in the sand : a novel / Hannah McKinnon.
"Wendell Combs is as local as they come. Born and raised in the small town of Saybrook, Connecticut, his venture into the larger world was met with heartbreak. Now, middle-aged and a confirmed bachelor, he seeks solitude from his tour of duty as a soldier…
The confession of Copeland Cane : a novel / Keenan Norris.
"Copeland Cane V, the child who fell outta Colored People Time and into America, is a fugitive . . . He is also just a regular teenager coming up in a terrifying world. A slightly eccentric, flip-phone loving kid with analog tendencies and a sideline hust…
No hiding in Boise / Kim Hooper.
"When Angie is awakened by a midnight call from an officer with the Boise Police Department, she thinks there must be a misunderstanding. The officer tells her that her husband was involved in a shooting at a local bar, but how can that be possible when h…
Last comes the raven : and other stories / Italo Calvino ; translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun & Peggy Wright, Ann Goldstein, Ben Johnson & William Weaver.
"Blending reality and illusion with elegance and precision, the stories in this collection—one of Calvino’s earliest—take place in a World War II–era and postwar Italy tinged with the visionary and fablelike qualities that would come to define this master…
The Brittanys / Brittany Ackerman.
"They're not the most popular freshmen at their Florida prep school, but at least everyone knows their name(s). The Brittanys. Brittany Rosenberg: drives her golf cart around her subdivision to meet boys. Brittany Gottlieb: insists you can't lose your vir…
Maps for the getaway : a novel / Annie England Noblin.
"When they posed for a photo at their high school graduation, they vowed they’d be friends forever, but teenage promises are so easily broken, and now, thirty years later, they’re practically strangers. Cici—stuck in a rut, married to a cheating husband. …
I don't forgive you / Aggie Blum Thompson.
"An accomplished photographer and the devoted mom of an adorable little boy, Allie Ross has just moved to an upscale DC suburb, the kind of place where parenting feels like a competitive sport. Allie's desperate to make a good first impression. Then she's…
We two alone : stories / Jack Wang.
"Set on five continents and spanning decades, We Two Alone traces the arc and evolution of the Chinese immigrant experience. A young laundry boy risks his life, pretending to be a girl to play organized hockey in Canada in the 1920s. A Canadian couple is …
An unlikely match / Beth Wiseman.
"From beloved bestselling author Beth Wiseman comes the second novel in the Amish Inn series--charming, sweet stories about two widowed innkeeping sisters who are determined to help their guests find love"--Provided by publisher.
Higher ground / Anke Stelling ; translated from the German by Lucy Jones.
"Resi is a writer in her mid-forties, married to Sven, a painter. They live, with their four children, in an apartment building in Berlin, where their lease is controlled by some of their closest friends. Those same friends live communally nearby, in a ho…
Strange flowers / Donal Ryan.
"In 1973, twenty-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home in Ireland and disappears. Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again. Five years later, Moll …
Among the hedges / Sara Mesa ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
"Soon, who is almost fourteen years old, has been skipping school and spending her days hidden among the hedges in a local park, listening to music and reading women's magazines. One day, a fifty-year-old man, stumbles upon her hiding place, and the two s…
The blind accordionist : nine stories by Maxim Guyavitch / C.D. Rose.
"In his previous book the enigmatic C. D. Rose detailed his search in an unnamed middle-European city for the long-lost manuscript of a little-known writer named Maxim Guyavitch. That search was fruitless - until now. "C. D. Rose' has miraculously found t…
All together now : a novel / Matthew Norman.
"At just thirty-five, reclusive billionaire Robbie Malcolm is a renowned financial prognosticator, a celebrated philanthropist, and a mathematical genius. Also, he's dying, which is a fact he's carefully concealing from the world. As he takes stock, Robbi…
Site fidelity : stories / Claire Boyles.
"A knock-out debut story collection that follows women and families facing economic and environmental justice issues in the American West. Firmly rooted in the rural spaces and small towns of Colorado and Nevada, Site Fidelity spans the decades from the 1…
Slipping / Mohamed Kheir ; translated by Robin Moger.
"Two Egyptians rediscover their country's most obscure, magical places and tales while also confronting their own traumas and Egypt's following the Arab Spring"--Provided by publisher.
Power play / Rachel Dylan.
"Recruited to join an FBI task force after witnessing an attack, Vivian Steele finds her by-the-book ways clashing with Diplomatic Security Agent Jacob Cruz. When Vivian's past comes back to haunt her, and secrets hidden by the government thrust her into …
Learning to talk to plants / Marta Orriols ; translated from the Catalan by Mara Faye Lethem.
"A woman attempts to rebuild her life after her boyfriend leaves her for another woman, then dies hours later"--Provided by publisher.
This life : a novel / Quntos KunQuest.
"This is the debut novel by Quntos KunQuest, a longtime inmate at Angola, the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary. This marks the appearance of a bold, distinctive new voice, one deeply inflected by hip-hop, that delves into the meaning of a life spent …
The princess bride : S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure / the
"As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his hench men, rescue by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by t…