Adult General Fiction

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The paper palace / Miranda Cowley Heller.
"Before anyone else is awake, on a perfect August morning, Elle Bishop heads out for a swim in the freshwater pond below 'The Paper Palace' - the gently decaying set of cabins in the Back woods of Cape Cod where her family has spent every summer for gener…
The fiancée : a novel / Kate White.
Sensing that something is off with her brother-in-law's new fiancée, Hannah, who is a fellow actress, Summer, finding her suspicions ignored, investigates just how far Hannah is willing to go to keep her perfect image intact when a family member is murder…
The house guests / Emilie Richards.
When her step-daughter steals money belonging to Amber, a woman who has since been evicted along with her teenage son, Cassie invites them to move in with her and as they each form friendships, Cassie discovers that Amber is trying to outrun her dark past…
Hell of a book : or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-made mad kid / Jason Mott.
"In Jason Mott’s Hell of a Book, a Black author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Hell of a Book and is the scaffolding of something much larger and urgent: since Mott’s novel also tells th…
The seven day switch : a novel / Kelly Harms.
"Celeste Mason is the Pinterest stay-at-home supermom of other mothers' nightmares. Despite her all-organic, SunButter-loving, free-range kids, her immaculate home, and her volunteering awards, she still has time to relax with a nice glass of pinot at the…
God spare the girls : a novel / Kelsey McKinney
"Luke Nolan has led the Hope congregation for more than a decade, while his wife and daughters have patiently upheld what it means to live righteously. Made famous by a viral sermon on purity co-written with his eldest daughter, Abigail, Luke is the proto…
Bath haus : a thriller / P.J. Vernon.
"Oliver Park, a recovering addict from Indiana, finally has everything he ever wanted: sobriety and a loving, wealthy partner in Nathan, a prominent DC trauma surgeon. Despite their difference in age and disparate backgrounds, they've made a perfect life …
Something wild : a novel / Hanna Halperin.
"One weekend, sisters Tanya and Nessa Bloom pause their respective adult lives and travel to the Boston suburbs to help their mother pack up and move out of their childhood home. For the first time since they were teenagers sharing a bunk bed over a decad…
The summer of no attachments / Lori Foster.
"After putting the brakes on her dead-end relationship, local veterinarian Ivey Anders is ready to soak up this summer on her own terms. The way she sees it, no dating means no disappointment. But when she meets Corbin Meyer-- and his troubled young son, …
Night, neon : tales of mystery and suspense / Joyce Carol Oates.
"From literary icon Joyce Carol Oates comes a brand new collection of haunting and, at times, darkly humorous mystery & suspense stories. These are tales of psyches pushed to their limits by the expectations of everyday life—from a woman who gets lost on …
Sunrise by the sea / Jenny Colgan.
"Marisa Rosso can’t understand why everyone else is getting on with their lives as she still struggles to get over the death of her beloved grandfather, back home in Italy. Everyone loses grandparents, right? Why is she taking it so badly? Retreating furt…
Home stretch : a novel / Graham Norton.
"It is 1987 and a small Irish community is preparing for a wedding. The day before the ceremony a group of young friends, including the bride and groom, drive out to the beach. There is an accident. Three survive, but three are killed. The lives of the fa…
Lorna Mott comes home : a novel / Diane Johnson.
"Lorna Mott Dumas, small, pretty, high-strung, the epitome of a successful woman–lovely offspring, grandchildren, health, a French husband, a delightful house and an independent career as an admired art lecturer involving travel and public appearances, ex…
All the water I've seen is running : a novel / Elias Rodriques.
"Along the Intracoastal waterways of North Florida, Daniel and Aubrey navigated adolescence with the electric intensity that radiates from young people defined by otherness: Aubrey, a self-identified "Southern cracker" and Daniel, the mixed-race son of Ja…
These tangled vines : a novel / Julianne MacLean.
"If Fiona has learned anything in life, it’s how to keep a secret—even from the father who raised her. She is the only person who knows about her late mother’s affair in Tuscany thirty years earlier, and she intends to keep it that way…until a lawyer call…
Blush : a novel / Jamie Brenner.
"For decades, the Hollander Estates winery has been the premier destination for lavish parties and romantic day trips on the North Fork of Long Island. But behind the lush vineyards and majestic estate house, the Hollander family fortunes have suffered an…
Morningside heights / Joshua Henkin.
"When Ohio-born Pru Steiner arrives in New York in 1976, she follows in a long tradition of young people determined to take the city by storm. But when she falls in love with and marries Spence Robin, her hotshot young Shakespeare professor, her life take…
Haven Point / Virginia Hume.
"1944: Maren Larsen is a blonde beauty from a small Minnesota farming town, determined to do her part to help the war effort––and to see the world beyond her family’s cornfields. As a cadet nurse at Walter Reed Medical Center, she’s swept off her feet by …
Filthy animals / Brandon Taylor.
"In the series of linked stories at the heart of Filthy Animals, set among young creatives in the American midwest, a young man treads delicate emotional waters as he navigates a series of sexually fraught encounters with two dancers in an open relationsh…
Skye falling : a novel / Mia McKenzie.
"When she was twenty-six and broke, Skye didn’t think twice before selling her eggs and happily pocketing the cash. Now approaching forty, Skye still moves through life entirely—and unrepentantly—on her own terms, living out of a suitcase and avoiding all…
The woman in the purple skirt : a novel / Natsuko Imamura ; translated from the Japanese by Lucy North.
"Almost every afternoon, the Woman in the Purple Skirt sits on the same park bench, where she eats a cream bun while the local children make a game of trying to get her attention. Unbeknownst to her, she is being watched–by the Woman in the Yellow Cardiga…
Legends of the North Cascades : a novel / Jonathan Evison.
Dave Cartwright used to be good at a lot of things: good with his hands, good at solving problems, good at staying calm in a crisis. But on the heels of his third tour in Iraq, the fabric of Dave's life has begun to unravel. Gripped by PTSD, he finds hims…
Pack up the moon / Kristan Higgins.
"Joshua and Lauren are the perfect couple. Newly married, they’re wildly in love, each on a successful and rewarding career path. Then Lauren is diagnosed with a terminal illness. As Lauren’s disease progresses, Joshua struggles to make the most of the ti…
Should we stay or should we go : a novel / Lionel Shriver.
"When her father dies, Kay Wilkinson can’t cry. Over ten years, Alzheimer’s had steadily eroded this erudite man into a paranoid lunatic. Surely one’s own father passing should never come as such a relief. Both medical professionals, Kay and her husband …
One two three : a novel / Laurie Frankel.
"In a town where nothing ever changes, suddenly everything does... Everyone knows everyone in the tiny town of Bourne, but the Mitchell triplets are especially beloved. Mirabel is the smartest person anyone knows, and no one doubts it just because she ca…
The letter keeper / Charles Martin.
"Murphy Shepherd has made a career of finding those no one else could—survivors of human trafficking. His life’s mission is helping others find freedom . . . but then the nightmare strikes too close to home. When his new wife, her daughter, and two other…
A funny kind of paradise / Jo Owens.
"At nearly 70, following decades of single parenthood and running her own business, Francesca feels she's earned a peaceful retirement. But when a massive stroke leaves her voiceless, partially paralyzed and wholly reliant on the staff of an extended care…
Hemingway's cats / Lindsey Hooper.
"Laura Lange didn't come to Key West to fall in love. As a recent college grad--with a useless degree in English--she came to work at the historic Hemingway home as a tour guide. Why not? She wrote her thesis on the iconic author. She has no other job off…
White shadow / Roy Jacobsen ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw.
"No-one can be alone on an island . . . But Ingrid is alone on Barrøy, the island that bears her name, and the war of her childhood has been replaced by a new, more terrible present: Norway is under the Nazi boot. When the bodies from a bombed battleship …
Overdrawn / N.J. Crosskey
"Henry Morris is watching his wife slip away from him. In an ageist society, where euthanasia is encouraged as a patriotic act, dementia is no longer tolerated. Kaitlyn, a young waitress, is desperate for the funds to keep her brother's life support machi…
A perfect cemetery / Federico Falco ; translated by Jennifer Croft.
"In the middle of a blizzard a widow is looking out at the ruin of her late-husband’s garden, when suddenly she sees a woman running naked in the falling snow. After telling her parents she is abandoning her Christian faith, a girl becomes infatuated with…
The damage / Caitlin Wahrer.
"Tony has always looked out for his younger brother, Nick. So when he’s called to a hospital bed where Nick is lying battered and bruised after a violent sexual assault, his protective instincts flare, and a white-hot rage begins to build. As a small-town…
Animal : a novel / Lisa Taddeo.
"Joan has spent a lifetime enduring the cruelties of men. But when one of them commits a shocking act of violence in front of her, she flees New York City in search of Alice, the only person alive who can help her make sense of her past. In the sweltering…
The stone loves the world / Brian Hall.
"Mette, a twenty-year old programmer of visual effects for video games, lives with her mother, Saskia, an aspiring playwright, in Brooklyn. Mette is a private and socially awkward young woman, who finds something consoling in repetitive mathematical calcu…
The missing treasures of Amy Ashton / Eleanor Ray.
A collector of objects, Amy Ashton, who believes it is easier to love things than people, finds her solitary existence interrupted when a new family moves in next door with two young boys--one of whom has a collection of his own.
Rainbow milk : a novel / Paul Mendez.
"An essential and revelatory coming-of-age narrative from a thrilling new voice, Rainbow Milk follows nineteen-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of his Jehovah’s Witness upbringing. In the 19…
Touring the land of the dead ; &, Ninety-nine kisses / Maki Kashimada ; translated from the Japanese by Haydn Trowell.
"Natsuko's husband Taichi was forced to stop working almost a decade ago and since then they've been getting by on her part-time wages. But Natsuko is a woman accustomed to hardship. When her own family's fortune dried up during her childhood, she, her br…
The disappearances / Linda Byler.
"Sadie may be married now, but she's as spirited as ever, and her life is no less tame. In fact, soon after she and Mark are settled into their new home together, she's visited by three FBI agents who question her. Before they leave, they warn Sadie that …
Tuscan holiday / Holly Chamberlin.
"When Elizabeth Caldwell planned a trip to Florence with her daughter, Marina, she secretly hoped for a warm, fuzzy bonding experience worthy of a Lifetime movie. But Marina--twenty-one, newly graduated, and close to her mom in many ways--has always been …
Lesson in red : a novel / Maria Hummel.
"Brenae Brasil is a rising star at Los Angeles Art College, the most prestigious art school in the country, and her path to art world celebrity is all but assured. Until she is found dead on campus, just after completing a provocative documentary about fe…
Double blind / Edward St. Aubyn.
"A dramatic and powerful novel reflecting on nature, nurture, inquiry, perception, and the myriad ways we try to understand what it means to be alive"--Provided by publisher.
Learning to speak southern / Lindsey Rogers Cook.
"A searing Southern story about confronting the difference between the family you're born into and the family you choose, from the acclaimed author of How to Bury Your Brother Lex fled Memphis years ago, making ends meet with odd jobs teaching English aro…
The break-up book club / Wendy Wax.
"The story of a book club of broken hearts, where four women come together and discover the power of female friendship and find the courage to pursue their dreams, from the USA Today bestselling author of My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding. Jazmine was supposed …
Freed / E. L. James.
"You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will make Anastasia Steele his wife. But is he really husband material? His dad is unsure, his brother wants to organize one helluva bachelor party, and his fiancée won't vow to …
The stepsisters / Susan Mallery
"Once upon a time, when her dad married Sages mom, Daisy was thrilled to get a bright and shiny new sister. But Sage was beautiful and popular, everything Daisy was not, and she made sure Daisy knew it.Sage didnt have Daisys smartsshe had to go back a gra…
Back to the beach cottage : a novella / Joanne DeMaio.
"Winding to the sea is a nearly hidden dirt road. Acres of wooded forest engulf it. Reaching skyward alongside that road are towering trees, their branches gloved in icy white. In the middle of winter, few turn onto this tucked-away Connecticut road. Trut…
Big bad : [stories] / by Whitney Collins.
"Big Bad's thirteen enchanting stories lure readers into a dark wood where the mundane collides with the mysterious and the comedic merges with the catastrophic. Categorized as "domestic horror" and "flyover gothic," Collins's tales blend magic realism wi…
China room / Sunjeev Sahota.
"Mehar, a young bride in rural 1929 Punjab, is trying to discover the identity of her new husband. Married to three brothers in a single ceremony, she and her now-sisters spend their days hard at work in the family's 'china room,' sequestered from contact…
Ghost forest : a novel / Pik-Shuen Fung.
"In Ghost Forest, the unnamed narrator is the eldest of two daughters who grew up in Vancouver with her mother, away from her father in China, who's now sick. She's twenty-four and realizing she has never told her father that she loves him. The stories an…
Shoulder season / Christina Clancy.
"The small town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is an unlikely location for a Playboy Resort, and nineteen-year old Sherri Taylor is an unlikely bunny. Growing up in neighboring East Troy, Sherri plays the organ at the local church and has never felt comfortabl…
A cup of silver linings : a novel / Karen Hawkins.
"Ava Dove--the sixth of the seven famed Dove sisters and owner of Ava Dove's Landscaping and Specialty Teas--is frantic. Just as she is getting ready to open her fabulous new tearoom, her herbal teas have gone wonky. Suddenly, her sleep-inducing tea is st…
Dear Miss Metropolitan / Carolyn Ferrell.
"Fern seeks refuge from her mother’s pill-popping and boyfriends via Soul Train; Gwin finds salvation in the music of Prince much to her congregation’s dismay and Jesenia, miles ahead of her classmates at her gifted and talented high school, is a brainy a…
The stranger in the mirror : a novel / Liv Constantine.
Hiding the fact that she has no memory of her past from her fiancé, Addison, a survivor of a tragic accident, cannot shake the notion that she may have done something very, very bad.
Give my love to the savages : stories / Chris Stuck.
Nine stories highlight the complexities of being Black in modern America, including a Black son who visits his white father during the 1992 Los Angeles riots and a Black Republican whose skin disease is turning him white.
The one you're with / Lauren K. Denton.
"High-school sweethearts Mac and Edie Swan lead a seemingly picture-perfect life in the sleepy-sweet community of Oak Hill, near Mobile, Alabama. Edie is a respected interior designer, Mac is a beloved pediatrician, and they have two great kids and a hist…
Everyone in this room will someday be dead : a novel / Emily Austin.
When an anxious woman takes a job as a receptionist at a local church, she becomes curious about her predecessor's mysterious death.
The tiger mom's tale / Lyn Liao Butler.
"Lexa Thomas has never quite fit in. Having grown up in a family of blondes while more closely resembling Constance Wu, she’s neither white enough nor Asian enough. Visiting her father in Taiwan as a child, Lexa thought she’d finally found a place where s…
The stranger behind you : a novel / Carol Goodman.
"Journalist Joan Lurie has written a seething article exposing a notorious newspaper tycoon as a sexual predator. But the night it goes live, she is brutally attacked. Traumatized and suffering the effects of a concussion, she moves into a highly secure a…
Nobody, somebody, anybody : a novel / Kelly McClorey.
"Amy Hanley has a job as a chambermaid for the summer, but on August 25, she will take the exam to become an EMT (third time’s the charm!) and finally move on with her life. In the meantime, she doesn’t mind scrubbing toilets immaculately clean or tucking…
Nine lives : a novel / Danielle Steel.
"After a carefree childhood, Mary Margaret Kelly came of age in the shadow of grief. Her father, a dashing daredevil Air Force pilot, died when she was nine. Maggie saw her mother struggle to put their lives back together. As the family moved from one cit…
Wayward / Dana Spiotta.
"A moving, funny, engrossing novel about mothers and daughters, and one woman's midlife reckoning, from the renowned author of Stone Arabia and Eat the Document On the heels of the election of 2016, Samantha Raymond's life begins to come apart: her mother…
Two old men and a baby : or, how Hendrik and Evert get themselves into a jam / Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans.
"Hendrik Groen and Evert Duiker, faithful friends in good times and bad, are well over seventy and enjoy weekly visits together to play chess, drink gin, and have chats. But one day, Hendrik's quiet life is rudely disturbed when Evert shows up on his door…
Golden Girl : a novel / Elin Hilderbrand.
Entering the afterlife due to a hit and run accident, a successful author learns she can observe the earthly lives of her nearly grown children and is also permitted three "nudges" to alter the outcome of events.
Anne of Manhattan : a novel / Brina Starler.
Leaving Avonlea, Long Island, to attend grad school in Manhattan, Anne is shocked when her long-time archrival, Gilbert, returns from California to attend as well in this modern adaptation of the beloved Anne of Green Gables.
And now you're back / Jill Mansell.
"From New York Times and #1 international bestselling queen of romantic women's fiction Jill Mansell comes a poignant, funny, feel good storyabout second chances and finding your way home. They never thought they'd see him again... Didi Laing met her firs…
The one hundred years of Lenni and Margot : a novel / Marianne Cronin.
"Seventeen-year-old Lenni Pettersson lives on the Terminal Ward at the Glasgow Princess Royal Hospital. Though the teenager has been told she’s dying, she still has plenty of living to do. Joining the hospital’s arts and crafts class, she meets the magnif…
Lizzie & Dante : a novel / Mary Bly.
While vacationing on Elba, Shakespearian scholar Lizzie Delford, who received a devastating diagnosis, meets a sardonic chef named Dante, his battered dog Lily, and his 12-year-old daughter Etta, who is desperate for a mother, and wonders if it is right t…
The_atmospherians : a novel / Alex McElroy.
"Sasha Marcus was once the epitome of contemporary success: an internet sensation, social media darling, and a creator of a high-profile wellness brand for women. But a confrontation with an abusive troll has taken a horrifying turn, and now she’s at rock…
A summer to remember / Erika Montgomery.
"For thirty-year-old Frankie Simon, selling movie memorabilia in the shop she opened with her late mother on Hollywood Boulevard is more than just her livelihood-it's an enduring connection to the only family she has ever known. But when a mysterious pack…
The shell collector : a novel / Nancy Naigle.
"Two years after her husband’s death, Amanda Whittier has two children to raise alone, an abandoned dream of starting a business, and a fixer-upper cottage by the sea. She has no room in her life for anything else and little interest in moving on after lo…
Night came with many stars : a novel / Simon Van Booy.
"In rural Kentucky, back in 1933, Carol's daddy lost his 13-year-old daughter in a game of cards...Simon Van Booy's...novel spans decades as he tells the story of Carol and the people in her life. Incidents intersect and lives unexpectedly change course i…
Last summer at the Golden Hotel / Elyssa Friedland.
"In its heyday, the Golden Hotel was the crown jewel of the hotter-than-hot Catskills vacation scene. For more than sixty years, the Goldman and Weingold families-best friends and business partners-have presided over this glamorous resort, which served as…
Phase six / Jim Shepard.
"In a tiny settlement on the west coast of Greenland, 11-year-old Aleq and his best friend, frequent trespassers at a mining site exposed to mountains of long-buried and thawing permafrost, carry what they pick up back into their village, and from there S…
The betrayals : a novel / Bridget Collins.
"At Montverre, an ancient and elite academy hidden high in the mountains, society’s best and brightest are trained for excellence in the grand jeu—the great game—an arcane and mysterious competition that combines music, art, math, poetry, and philosophy. …
Mirror Lake / Andrée A. Michaud ; translated by J.C. Sutcliffe.
"Retired fifty-something Robert Moreau flees a society he can no longer bear for Mirror Lake, Maine. Little does he suspect that an intrusive neighbor and a mysterious death will quickly dispel any illusions he may have had about finding sanctuary in isol…
Impostor syndrome : a novel / Kathy Wang.
"In 2006 Julia Lerner, a recent university graduate in computer science, is living in Moscow when she’s recruited by Russia’s largest intelligence agency. By 2018 she’s in Silicon Valley as COO of Tangerine, one of America’s most famous technology compani…
With teeth / Kristen Arnett.
"From the author of the New York Times-bestselling sensation Mostly Dead Things: a surprising and moving story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love If she's being honest, Sammie Lucas is scared of her so…
The living sea of waking dreams / Richard Flanagan.
"Anna’s aged mother is dying. Condemned by her children’s pity to living, subjected to increasingly desperate medical interventions, she turns her focus to her hospital window, through which she escapes into visions of horror and delight. When Anna’s fing…
Hidden / Fern Michaels.
In the first in a brand-new series from a #1 New York times best-selling author, brother and sister Cullan and Luna Bodman are drawn into a dangerous mystery through an antique with a complicated past.
The photographer / Mary Dixie Carter.
"Mary Dixie Carter's The Photographer is a slyly observed, suspenseful story of envy and obsession, told in the mesmerizing, irresistible voice of a character who will make you doubt that seeing is ever believing. Delta Dawn comes from humble beginnings, …
Beth & Amy / Virginia Kantra.
"Amy March is more like her older sister Jo than she’d like to admit. An up-and-coming designer in New York’s competitive fashion industry, ambitious Amy is determined to get out of her sisters’ shadows and keep her distance from their North Carolina home…
Madam / Phoebe Wynne.
"For 150 years, high above rocky Scottish cliffs, Caldonbrae Hall has sat untouched, a beacon of excellence in an old ancestral castle. A boarding school for girls, it promises that the young women lucky enough to be admitted will emerge 'resilient and re…
The invisible husband of Frick Island / Colleen Oakley.
"Piper Parrish's life on Frick Island-a tiny, remote town smack in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay-is nearly perfect. Well, aside from one pesky detail: Her beloved husband, Tom, is dead. When Tom's crab boat capsized and his body wasn't recovered, Piper…
Little pieces of me : a novel / Alison Hammer.
"When Paige Meyer gets an email from a DNA testing website announcing that her father is a man she never met, she is convinced there must be a mistake. But as she digs deeper into her mother’s past and her own feelings of being the odd child out growing u…
Jean Stafford : complete stories & other writings / Jean Stafford ; Kathryn Davis, editor.
"For more than three decades Jean Stafford wrote masterful short fiction, perfecting a versatile style marked by acute psychological insight, an exacting eye for detail, and a bitingly satiric sensibility. Whether in Europe, New England, Colorado, or New …
Edie Richter is not alone : a novel / Rebecca Handler.
"Edie Richter isn't much of a people person. After the death of her father, she is ready to move on when her husband Oren is offered a job in Australia. In Perth, she finds herself in a remarkably isolated yet verdant corner of the world, but she has a se…
The morning after / by Raelee May Carpenter
"Can a one-night stand become a family? Matt Kelly, actor/comedian and Brisbane, Australia native, was raised the only child of a single mum but traveled halfway around the world to make it big in Hollywood. Molly Cooper, Michigan-born freelance journalis…
ELADATL : a short history of the East Los Angeles dirigible air transport lines / by Sesshu Foster & Arturo Ernesto Romo.
"In the early years of the 20th century, a semi-clandestine lighter-than-air movement was hard at work in Southern California. Groups like the East LA Balloon Club aimed to revolutionize travel, literally lifting oppressed people up through the use of air…
The sound between the notes : a novel / Barbara Linn Probst.
"Susannah's career as a pianist has been on hold for nearly sixteen years, ever since her son was born. An adoptee who's never forgiven her birth mother for not putting her first, Susannah vowed to put her own child first, no matter what. And she did. But…
Paradise, Nevada : (this town wasn't built on winners) / Dario Diofebi.
"On Friday, May 1st, 2015 a bomb detonates in the infamous Positano Luxury Resort and Casino, a mammoth hotel (and exact replica of the Amalfi coast) on the Las Vegas Strip. Six months prior, a crop of strivers converge on the desert city, attempting to m…
A piece of the moon / Chris Fabry.
"When eccentric millionaire Gideon Quidley receives a divine revelation to hide his earthly treasure somewhere in the hills, he sets out to find a fitting hiding spot, choosing only a few Bible verses as clues leading to untold riches of gold, silver, cas…
Family ; and, Borghesia : two novellas / Natalia Ginzburg ; translated from the Italian by Beryl Stockman ; afterword by Eric Gudas.
Family: "Carmine, an architect, and Ivana, a translator, lived together long ago and even had a child, but the child died, and their relationship fell apart, and Carmine married Ninetta, and their child is Dodò, who Carmine feels is a little dull, and the…
Antiquities / Cynthia Ozick.
"Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, one of the seven elderly trustees of the now defunct (for thirty-four years) Temple Academy for Boys, is preparing a memoir of his days at the school, intertwined with the troubling distractions of present events. As he navigates,…
My heart : a novel / Semezdin Mehmedinović ; translated from the Bosnian by Celia Hawkesworth ; introduction by Aleksandar Hemon.
A"'Today, it seems, was the day I was meant to die.' When a writer suffers a heart attack at the age of fifty, he must confront his mortality in a country that is not his native home. Confined to a hospital bed and overcome by a sense of powerlessness, he…
Exquisite cadavers / Meena Kandasamy.
"Karin, a young film-maker, carries with him the starry-eyed dreams of the Arab Revolution. Maya carries her own pressing concerns: an errant fath, an unstable job, a chain-smoking habit, a sudden pregnancy. When Karim's brother disappears in Tunis, and K…
The baddest girl on the planet / Heather Frese.
"Evie Austin, native of Hatteras Island, NC, and baddest girl on the planet, has not lived her life in a straight line. There have been several detours—career snafus, bad romantic choices, a loved but unplanned child—not to mention her ill-advised lifelon…
A new love for Charlotte / Amy Lillard.
"With her daughter newly married, widow Charlotte Burkhart should have been content to find a companion for her later years in Amish widower Glenn Esh. Yet, Charlotte longs for more than life has offered her thus far. When she discovers a baby on her door…
The speed of light : a novel / Elissa Grossell Dickey.
A school shooting causes Simone to reflect on the complicated year she has endured which included a multiple sclerosis diagnosis and a difficult break up, and which ultimately led her to be in the midst of an active shooter.
The perfect marriage : a novel / Adam Mitzner.
"James and Jessica Sommers are celebrating their first blissful year together...Unfortunately, their newfound shot at happiness is not without collateral damage...When James enters into an extraordinarily profitable, if shady, transaction with a beautiful…
There's no such thing as an easy job / Kikuko Tsumura ; translated from the Japanese by Polly Barton.
Unable to find the perfect job that suits her needs, a young woman discovers an alternative to the daily grind that comes with a high price.
Call it horses : a novel / Jessie van Eerden.
As Frankie, her aunt Mave, and stowaway artist Nan seek an escape from their small West Virginia town, Frankie writes letters to her aunt's dead lover Ruth, sketching out her troubled life and her complicated relationship with Mave.
My friend Natalia : a novel / Laura Lindstedt ; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston.
"Natalia cannot stop thinking about sex. With this mesmerizing tale of one woman’s potent affliction, award-winning Finnish writer Laura Lindstedt makes her American debut. Narrated by an unnamed, ungendered therapist who leaps at the chance to employ the…
Amish midwives : three stories / Amy Clipston, Shelley Shepard Gray, Kelly Long.
"From bestselling authors of Amish Fiction come three sweet stories about new life, hope, and romance"--Provided by publisher.
Consent / Annabel Lyon.
"Saskia and Jenny are twins who are alike in appearance only: Saskia is a grad student with a single-minded focus on her studies, while Jenny is glamorous, thrill-seeking, and capricious. Still, when Jenny is severely injured in an accident, Saskia puts h…