Adult General Fiction

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Suspect / Scott Turow.
"For as long as Lucia Gomez has been the police chief in the city of Highland Isle, near Kindle County, she has known that any woman in law enforcement must walk a precarious line between authority and camaraderie to gain respect. She has maintained a spo…
The family compound : a novel / Liz Parker.
A compassionate and insightful novel about family, broken dreams, and holding on to everything in life that matters. Five cousins must band together to decide the future of their shared inheritance--the family's sprawling property in Stowe, Vermont--but w…
Mother tongue : a novel / by Joyce Kornblatt.
When Australian author Nella Pine learns, in middle age, that she was kidnapped as an infant from a hospital in the United States, taken to Australia, and raised by the woman who kidnapped her, her world falls apart. Told from four perspectives, the story…
Tomorrow in Shanghai : and other stories / May-lee Chai.
"In a vibrant and illuminating follow-up to her award-winning story collection, Useful Phrases for Immigrants, May-lee Chai explores a complex blend of cultures spanning China, the Chinese diaspora in America, and in the world at large-revealing the compl…
Didn't nobody give a shit what happened to Carlotta / James Hannaham.
After more than twenty years in prison, a trans woman newly released on parole spends a whirlwind Fourth of July weekend in Brooklyn trying to reconcile with the son she left behind and to reunite with a family reluctant to accept her true identity. Carlo…
Segu / Maryse Condé ; translated from the French by Barbara Bray.
The year is 1797, and the kingdom of Segu is flourishing, fed by the wealth of its noblemen and the power of its warriors. The people of Segu, the Bambara, are guided by their griots and priests; their lives are ruled by the elements. But even their sooth…
The old place : a novel / Bobby Finger.
"Billington, Texas, is a place where nothing changes. Well, almost nothing. For the first time in nearly four decades, Mary Alice Roth is not getting ready for the first day of school at Billington High. A few months into her retirement—or, district manda…
Best of friends : a novel / Kamila Shamsie.
"Zahra and Maryam have been best friends since childhood in Karachi, even though--or maybe because--they are unlike in nearly every way. Yet they never speak of the differences in their backgrounds or their values, not even after the fateful night when a …
The furrows : an elegy : a novel / Namwali Serpell.
"I don’t want to tell you what happened. I want to tell you how it felt. Cassandra Williams is twelve; her little brother, Wayne, is seven. One day, when they’re alone together, there is an accident and Wayne is lost forever. His body is never recovered.…
Sweet, soft, plenty rhythm : a novel / Laura Warrell.
"It’s 2013, and Circus Palmer, a forty-year-old Boston-based trumpet player and old-school ladies’ man, lives for his music and refuses to be tied down. Before a gig in Miami, he learns that the woman who is secretly closest to his heart, the free-spirite…
The winners : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.
"Maya Andersson and Benji Ovich, two young people who left in search of a life far from the forest town, come home and joyfully reunite with their closest childhood friends. There is a new sense of optimism and purpose in the town, embodied in the impress…
Take my husband : a novel / Ellen Meister.
"Only one thing stands in the way of Laurel Applebaum's happiness...Doug Applebaum. In this darkly comic novel about a wife whose rope is so frayed it's about to snap, Laurel gets a call that her husband has been in an accident. She imagines the worst. Bu…
Unleashed : a novel / Cai Emmons.
"Set amid California's wildfire season, a vivid and magical novel following a family in crisis thrust on a collision course with the world around them that has an outcome beyond their wildest imaginings..."--Provided by publisher.
The Florence legacy : a novel / Lauraine Snelling.
"As the last will of a close friend is read, three women discover that they have inherited a legacy from her: the funds to take a dream trip to Florence, Italy, in her memory. With plenty of hilarious travel mishaps along the way, this book is a story of …
The unfolding / A.M. Homes.
"The Big Guy loves his family, money and country. Undone by the results of the 2008 presidential election, he taps a group of like-minded men to reclaim their version of the American Dream. As they build a scheme to disturb and disrupt, the Big Guy also f…
The Frederick sisters are living the dream : a novel / Jeannie Zusy.
"Every family has its fault lines, and when Maggie gets a call from the ER in Maryland where her older sister lives, the cracks start to appear. Ginny, her sugar-loving and diabetic older sister with intellectual disabilities, has overdosed on strawberry …
The book of goose / Yiyun Li.
"A propulsive, gripping new novel about fate, art, exploitation, and intimacy by the award-winning author of Where Reasons End"--Provided by publisher.
The vicious circle : a novel / Katherine St. John.
"On a river deep in the Mexican jungle stands the colossal villa Xanadu, a wellness center that’s home an ardent spiritual group devoted to self-help guru Paul Bentzen and his enigmatic wife Kali. But when Paul mysteriously dies, his entire estate—includi…
The fall girl / by Marcia Clark.
"When Charlie Blair left Chicago behind—and her old life as Lauren Claybourne—for a gig in the Santa Cruz DA’s office, things were supposed to be easier. Or at least nothing that a couple of Xanax and a tumbler of vodka couldn’t handle. The plan had been …
What we fed to the manticore : stories / Talia Lakshmi Kolluri.
"In stories that span the globe, What We Fed to the Manticore takes readers inside the minds of a full cast of animal narrators to understand the triumphs, heartbreaks, and complexities of the creatures that share our world. Through nine emotionally vivid…
Luda / Grant Morrison.
"Luci LaBang is a star: for decades this drag artist has cast a spell over screen and stage. Now she's the leading lady in a smash hit musical. But as time takes its toll, Luci fears her star is beginning to dim. When Luci's co-star meets with a mysteriou…
We spread / Iain Reid.
"Penny, an artist, has lived in the same apartment for decades, surrounded by the artifacts and keepsakes of her long life. She is resigned to the mundane rituals of old age, until things start to slip. Before her longtime partner passed away years earlie…
Next in line / Jeffrey Archer.
"London, 1988. Royal fever sweeps the nation as Britain falls in love with the ‘people’s princess’. Which means for Scotland Yard, the focus is on the elite Royalty Protection Command, and its commanding officer. Entrusted with protecting the most famous …
The storyteller's death : a novel / Ann Dávila Cardinal.
"Isla Larsen Sanchez's life begins to unravel when her father passes away. Instead of being comforted at home in New Jersey, her mother starts leaving her in Puerto Rico with her grandmother and great-aunt each summer like a piece of forgotten luggage. Wh…
Mother to mother / Sindiwe Magona.
This novel is "an emotional plea for compassion and understanding, and a sharp look at the impacts of colonialism and apartheid on South African families. Inspired by the true story of Fulbright scholar Amy Biehl's murder, the book takes the form of a let…
The house party : a novel / Rita Cameron.
"Maja Jensen is smart, stylish, and careful, the type of woman who considers every detail when building her dream home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The perfect house that would compensate for her failure to have a child, the house that was going to sav…
The bad angel brothers : a novel / Paul Theroux.
"Cal has always lived in the shadow of his manipulative and domineering brother, Frank, who was doted upon by their mother and beloved by the girls in their small New England hometown—including Cal’s own girlfriends. In an attempt to escape Frank’s intrus…
Less is lost / Andrew Sean Greer.
"For Arthur Less, life is going surprisingly well: he is a moderately accomplished novelist in a steady relationship with his partner, Freddy Pelu. But nothing lasts: the death of an old lover and a sudden financial crisis has Less running away from his p…
Spells for forgetting / Adrienne Young.
"Emery Blackwood’s life changed forever the night her best friend was found dead and the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her. Years later, she is doing what her teenage self swore she never would: living a quiet existence on the mi…
Natural history : stories / Andrea Barrett.
These "stories in Natural History are set largely in a small community in central New York state and portray some of her most beloved characters, spanning the decades between the Civil War to the present day. In 'Henrietta and Her Moths,' a woman tends to…
Has anyone seen my toes? : a novel / Christopher Buckley.
"During the pandemic, an aging screenwriter is holed up in a coastal South Carolina town with his beloved second wife, Peaches. He's been binge-eating for a year and developed a notable rapport with the local fast-food chain Hippo King. He struggles to wo…
The sun also rises / Ernest Hemingway ; introduction by Amor Towles.
"It’s the early 1920s in Paris, and Jake, a wounded World War I veteran working as a journalist, is hopelessly in love with charismatic British socialite Lady Brett Ashley. Brett, however, settles for no one: an independent, liberated divorcée, all she wa…
Amy among the serial killers : a novel / Jincy Willett.
"Carla Karolac is doing just fine. Having escaped the clutches of her controlling mother and founded a successful writing retreat in which participants are confined to windowless cells until they hit their daily word count, she lives a comfortable, if sol…
Meet us by the roaring sea : a novel / Akil Kumarasamy.
"In the near future, a young woman finds her mother’s body starfished on the kitchen floor in Queens and sets on a journey through language, archives, artificial intelligence, and TV for a way back into herself. She begins to translate an old manuscript a…
Big chicas don't cry / Annette Chavez Macias.
"Cousins Mari, Erica, Selena, and Gracie are inseparable. They aren’t just family but best friends—sharing secrets, traditions, and a fierce love for their abuelita. But their idyllic childhood ends when Mari’s parents divorce, forcing her to move away. W…
Yesterday's gone / Cindy Woodsmall & Erin Woodsmall.
"Eliza Bontrager and Jesse Ebersol have fallen in love and are determined to marry, despite the belief of their Amish community and respective families that there's a hidden curse--one that only shows up when an Ebersol and Bontrager marry. Before the cer…
Bad fruit : a novel / by Ella King.
"Just graduated from high school and waiting to start college at Oxford, Lily lives under the scrutiny of her volatile Singaporean mother, May, and is unable to find kinship with her elusive British father, Charlie. When May suspects that Charlie is havin…
Lucy by the sea : a novel / Elizabeth Strout.
"As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and on-again, off-again friend, William. For the next several months, it’s just Lucy, William, and thei…
Dreamland : a novel / Nicholas Sparks.
"Colby Mills once felt destined for a musical career, until tragedy grounded his aspirations. Now the head of a small family farm in North Carolina, he spontaneously takes a gig playing at a bar in St. Pete's Beach, Florida, seeking a rare break from his …
How not to drown in a glass of water / Angie Cruz.
"Cara Romero thought she would work at the factory of little lamps for the rest of her life. But when, in her mid-50s, she loses her job in the Great Recession, she is forced back into the job market for the first time in decades. Set up with a job counse…
The best friend / Jessica Fellowes.
"Bella and Kate. Kate and Bella. From childhood they were bosom friends, Bella sensible and cautious, Kate gregarious and just a little dangerous. Yet in spite of their intimacy, their trust is fragile. Men came into their lives and things changed: a blac…
Sugar street : a novel / Jonathan Dee.
In "Sugar Street, an unnamed male narrator has hit the road. Rid of any possible identifiers, his possessions amount to $168,548 in cash stashed in an envelope under his car seat. Vigilantly avoiding security cameras, he drives until he hits a city where …
Bliss montage : stories / Ling Ma.
"In Bliss Montage, Ling Ma brings us eight wildly different tales of people making their way through the madness and reality of our collective delusions: love and loneliness, connection and possession, friendship, motherhood, the idea of home. A woman liv…
People person / Candice Carty-Williams.
"Dimple Pennington knows of her half siblings, but she doesn’t really know them. Five people who don’t have anything in common except for faint memories of being driven through Brixton in their dad’s gold jeep, and some pretty complex abandonment issues. …
The birdcatcher / Gayl Jones.
"Set primarily on the island of Ibiza, the story is narrated by the writer Amanda Wordlaw, whose closest friend, a gifted sculptor named Catherine Shuger, is repeatedly institutionalized for trying to kill a husband who never leaves her. The three form a …
Lessons / Ian McEwan.
"When the world is still counting the cost of the Second World War and the Iron Curtain has closed, eleven-year-old Roland Baines’s life is turned upside down. Two thousand miles from his mother’s protective love, stranded at an unusual boarding school, h…
The net beneath us / Carol Dunbar.
"In the aftermath of her husband’s logging accident, Elsa has more questions than answers about how to carry on while caring for their two small children in the unfinished house he was building for them in the woods of rural Wisconsin. To cope with the ch…
The book haters' book club / Gretchen Anthony.
"All it takes is the right book to turn a Book Hater into a Book Lover . . . That was what Elliot—the beloved co-owner of Over the Rainbow Bookshop—believed before his untimely passing. He always had the perfect book suggestion for the self-proclaimed Boo…
Let no one sleep / Juan José Millás ; translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead.
"After Lucía loses her job at an IT firm, she has a vision of her future career as a taxi driver, brought on by the intoxicating opera floating through her apartment’s air vent. She obtains her taxi license and meets the neighbor responsible for the music…
Vanished : stories / Karin Lin-Greenberg.
"Vanished tells the stories of women and girls in upstate New York who are often overlooked or unseen by the people around them. The characters range from an aging art professor whose students are uninterested in learning what she has to teach, to a young…
The witches of Moonshyne Manor / Bianca Marais.
"Five octogenarian witches gather as an angry mob threatens to demolish Moonshyne Manor. All eyes turn to the witch in charge, Queenie, who confesses they’ve fallen far behind on their mortgage payments. Still, there’s hope, since the imminent return of R…
Jollof Rice and other revolutions : a novel in interlocking stories / Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi.
"Moving between Nigeria and America, Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions is a window into the world of accomplished Nigerian women, illuminating the challenges they face and the risks they take to control their destinies. Students at an all-girls boarding s…
I walk between the raindrops : stories / T. Coraghessan Boyle.
In the title story of I Walk Between the Raindrops, a woman sits down next to a man at a bar and claims she has ESP. In "Thirteen Days," passengers on a cruise line are quarantined, to horrifying and hilarious effect. And "Hyena" begins simply: "That was …
Worsted / Garielle Lutz.
"Worsted is a collection of fourteen new stories (214 pages) by the author of The Complete Gary Lutz." --publisher's website
Complicit : a novel / Winnie M Li.
"A Hollywood has-been, Sarah Lai’s dreams of success behind the camera have been put to the wayside. Now a lecturer at an obscure college, this former producer wants nothing more than to forget those youthful ambitions and push aside any feelings of regre…
The most likely club / Elyssa Friedland.
"In 1997, grunge is king, Titanic is a blockbuster (and Blockbuster still exists), and Thursday nights are for Friends. In Bellport, Connecticut, four best friends and high school seniors are ready to light the world on fire. Melissa Levin, Priya Chowdhur…
If I survive you / Jonathan Escoffery.
"In the 1970s, Topper and Sanya flee to Miami as political violence consumes their native Kingston. But America, as the couple and their two children learn, is far from the promised land. Excluded from society as Black immigrants, the family pushes on thr…
All that's left unsaid : a novel / Tracey Lien.
"A deeply moving and unflinching debut following a young Vietnamese-Australian woman who returns home to her family in the wake of her brother's shocking murder, determined to discover what happened--a dramatic exploration of the intricate bonds and oblig…
The marsh queen / Virginia Hartman.
"Loni Murrow is an accomplished bird artist at the Smithsonian who loves her job. But when she receives a call from her younger brother summoning her back home to help their obstinate mother recover after an accident, Loni’s neat, contained life in Washin…
The two lives of Sara / Catherine Adel West.
"Sara King has nothing, save for her secrets and the baby in her belly, as she boards the bus to Memphis, hoping to outrun her past in Chicago. She is welcomed with open arms by Mama Sugar, a kindly matriarch and owner of the popular boardinghouse The Sca…
The fortunes of jaded women : a novel / Carolyn Huynh.
"It started with their ancestor, Oanh, who dared to leave her marriage for true love—so a fearsome Vietnamese witch cursed Oanh and her descendants so that they would never find love or happiness, and the Duong women would give birth to daughters, never s…
Witches : a novel / Brenda Lozano ; translated from the Spanish by Heather Cleary
Journalist Zoé comes to the town of San Felipe to learn about the famous healer Feliciana, who has the ability to heal the soul as well as the body, and about the murder of Feliciana's teacher, Paloma.
Water over stones : a novel / Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa and Thomas Bunstead.
Bernardo Atxaga's Water over Stones follows a group of interconnected people in a small village in the Basque Country. It opens with the story of a young boy who has returned from his French boarding school to his uncle's bakery, where his family hopes he…
Master of souls : a novel / Irène Némirovsky ; translated by Sandra Smith.
"A young immigrant doctor of Italian and Greek descent, Dario Asfar, struggles to establish his practice in Paris, desperate for money to provide for his family. When he comes upon an opportunity to oblige self-indulgent French nobility, he knows well tha…
Careering / Daisy Buchanan
"Imogen has always dreamed of writing for a magazine. Infinite internships later, Imogen dreams of any job. Writing her blog around double shifts at the pub is neither fulfilling her creatively nor paying the bills. Harri might just be Imogen's fairy godm…
Midnight on the Marne / Sarah Adlakha.
"France, 1918. Nurse Marcelle Marchand has important secrets to keep. Her role as a spy has made her both feared and revered, but it has also put her in extreme danger from the approaching German army. American soldier George Mountcastle feels an instant …
Room and board : a novel / Miriam Parker.
"Gillian thought she had everything she ever wanted—as a successful publicist running her own Manhattan firm and working with a high-profile-celebrity clientele, she finally made herself at home among the elite who eluded her throughout her youth. That is…
Pictures of the shark : stories / Thomas H. McNeely.
"A sudden snowfall in Houston reveals family secrets. A trip to Universal Studios to snap a picture of the shark from Jaws becomes a battle of wills between father and son. A midnight séance and the ghost of Janis Joplin conjure the mysteries of sex. A yo…
Invasion of the spirit people / Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated by Rosalind Harvey.
"In an unnamed city, colonised by an unnamed world power, an immigrant named Gastón makes his living selling exotic vegetables to eateries around town. He has a dog called Kitten, who’s been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and a good friend called Max, wh…
This way out / Tufayel Ahmed.
"Amar can’t wait to tell everyone his wonderful news: he’s found The One, and he’s getting married. But it turns out announcing his engagement on a group chat might not have been the best way to let his strict Muslim Bangladeshi family know that his happy…
The moment we met : a novel / Camille Baker.
"Tiwanda Harris’s thirtieth birthday is a turning point. Gifted her late mother’s journal, Tiwanda is finally getting a glimpse of who her mother was as an adult. Shortly after, the budding entrepreneur receives a grant to jump-start a delicious business …
Paul / Daisy Lafarge.
"When personal scandal forces her to leave Paris, Frances, a young British graduate student, travels to southern France one summer to volunteer on a farm. Almost as soon as she arrives, she is pulled into a relationship with the farm’s enigmatic owner, Pa…
Diary of a void / Emi Yagi ; translated from the Japanese by David Boyd and Lucy North.
"When thirty-four-year-old Ms. Shibata gets a new job to escape sexual harassment at her old one, she finds that as the only woman at her new workplace—a manufacturer of cardboard tubes—she is expected to do all the menial tasks. One day she announces tha…
The second first chance / Mona Shroff.
"Riya Desai and Dhillon Vora grew up together. Sharing secrets, hiding in their tree house, they were playmates, best friends and later—as teenagers—almost something more. Until the devastating house fire that ripped them apart, claiming the life of Dhill…
Asterisk : a wildcard character / Booth Milovnik.
"In January of 1983, fourteen-year-old Cindy found out that she was pregnant. Her faith-filled mother was crushed. She ended up giving birth and naming the baby Matthew. Cindy ended up calling Matthew her little asterisk. As Cindy tells us the story of he…
After tonight, everything will be different / Adam Gnade.
"Adam Gnade's self-described food novel frames each chapter around a meal, and from there moves wild in all directions. After Tonight, Everything Will Be Different takes place in San Diego taco shops and rundown beach apartments, on the amusement park boa…
Telluria / Vladimir Sorokin ; translated from the Russian by Max Lawton.
"Telluria is set in the future, when a devastating holy war between Europe and Islam has succeeded in returning the world to the torpor and disorganization of the Middle Ages. Europe, China, and Russia have all broken up. The people of the world now live …
The performance / Claudia Petrucci ; translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel.
"Giorgia was a talented actress before she abandoned her stage career and fell in love with Filippo. She settles into a life of quiet compromise—until one day she bumps into her old theater director, Mauro, who fans the acting flame back to life. But sett…
A Spanish sunrise : a novel / Boo Walker.
"Adjusting to the death of his wife hasn’t been easy on Baxter Shaw—or on their eight-year-old daughter, Mia. Baxter has left his band and abandoned his dreams to focus on being a single father, but it’s not enough: Mia’s exhibiting escalating behavioral …
The brighter the light / Mary Ellen Taylor.
"When a shipwreck surfaces, old secrets are sure to follow. Or so goes the lore in Ivy Neale’s hometown of Nags Head, North Carolina. When Ivy inherits her family’s beachfront cottage upon her grandmother’s death, she knows returning to Nags Head means fa…
Manmade constellations / Misha Lazzara.
"Lo Gunderson feels trapped in her small midwestern hometown until she sees an ad for a free car in the local paper. To maintain her staunch anticapitalist values, she refuses to spend money on what she can find for free, so this car is the perfect ticket…
A certain justice / John Lescroart.
"When the angry white mob poured out of the bar on San Francisco’s Geary Street and surrounded an innocent black man, Kevin Shea was the only one who tried to stop them. He failed, and now, thanks to a deceptive news photo taken during the melee, he is wa…
Other birds / Sarah Addison Allen.
"Down a narrow alley in the small coastal town of Mallow Island, South Carolina, lies a stunning cobblestone building comprised of five apartments. It’s called The Dellawisp and it is named after the tiny turquoise birds who, alongside its human tenants, …
On the rooftop : a novel / Margaret Wilkerson Sexton.
"At home they are just sisters, but on stage, they are The Salvations. Ruth, Esther, and Chloe have been singing and dancing in harmony since they could speak. Thanks to the rigorous direction of their mother, Vivian, they’ve become a bona fide girl group…
Carrie Soto is back : a novel / Taylor Jenkins Reid
"Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. And if…
Boulder / Eva Baltasar ; translated by Julia Sanches.
Working as a cook on a merchant ship, a woman comes to know and love Samsa, a woman who gives her the nickname "Boulder." When Samsa gets a job in Reykjavik and the couple decides to move there together, Samsa decides that she wants to have a child. She i…
Are you Sara? : a novel / S.C. Lalli.
"Two women named Sara each get into a rideshare but only one makes it home alive. Was it the right Sara? Law student Saraswati "Sara" Bhaduri holds down two jobs and a scholarship in order to make her way through school, but it's still a struggle. She's h…
Mother in the dark / Kayla Maiuri.
"A novel about family secrets and a volatile relationship between a mother and her daughters. When Anna's sister calls with an urgent message, Anna doesn't return the call. She knows it's about their mother. Growing up in working class Boston in an Italia…
Valley of shadows : a novel / Rudy Ruiz.
"Solitario Cisneros thought his life was over long ago. He lost his wife, his family, even his country in the late 1870s when the Rio Grande shifted course, stranding the Mexican town of Olvido on the Texas side of the border. He’d made his brooding peace…
Mount Chicago : a novel / Adam Levin.
"A one-in-ten-billion natural disaster devastates Chicago. A Jewish comedian, his most devoted fan, and the city’s mayor must struggle to move forward while the world—quite literally—caves beneath their feet. With this polyphonic tale of Chicago-style po…
Cat brushing : and other stories / Jane Campbell.
"Cat Brushing, the provocative first book of stories by Jane Campbell, vigorously explores the sensual worlds of thirteen older women, unearthing their passions, libidinal appetites, integrity, and sense of self as they fight against prevalent misconcepti…
Dead-end memories : stories / Banana Yoshimoto ; translated from the Japanese by Asa Yoneda.
"First published in Japan in 2003 and never before published in the United States, Dead-End Memories collects the stories of five women who, following sudden and painful events, quietly discover their ways back to recovery. Among the women we meet in Dead…
Becoming family / Elysia Whisler.
On her thirtieth birthday a veteran with PTSD vows to her service dog, Trinity, that she will make it the best year of her life.
American fever : a novel / Dur e Aziz Amna.
"For fans of Valeria Luiselli and Mohsin Hamid comes a fresh new perspective on coming-of-age as a Pakistani Muslim in rural America. "This is a fearless, exacting, essential work, and marks the debut of a thrilling new global voice."-Peter Ho Davies, aut…
Stories from the tenants downstairs / Sidik Fofana.
Eight interconnected stories follow the tenants in the Banneker Homes, a low-income high rise in Harlem where gentrification weighs on everyone's mind, as they weave in and out of each other's lives, endeavoring to escape from their pasts and forge new pa…
Blurred fates : a novel / Anastasia Zadeik.
"Kate Whittier has it all—a loving, even-keeled husband, two great kids, and a beautiful home in Southern California. But Kate is living a lie. In a desperate attempt to create for her children the safe, happy family she never had, she has been hiding dar…
Out / Natsuo Kirino ; translated by Stephen Snyder.
A story of random violence in the staid Tokyo suburbs, a young mother who works a night shift making boxed lunches brutally strangles her deadbeat husband and then seeks the help of her coworkers to dispose of the body and cover up her crime.
Never go home : a novel / Christopher Swann.
"Orphaned at age ten by a violent home invasion, Susannah Faulkner grew up wild, her stubbornness the only thing harder than her heart. Since then, she's used her skills to put a boot in the faces of those who deserve it. She knows she's wired wrong and l…
Catch your death / Lissa Marie Redmond.
"When Cold Case Detective Lauren Riley's partner, Shane Reese, runs into an old friend, he's invited to a school reunion at a new luxury spa and resort. Lauren's also invited and it sounds like a perfect weekend getaway, except it brings up painful memori…
Buffalo is the new Buffalo : stories / Chelsea Vowel
"'Education is the new buffalo' is a metaphor widely used among Indigenous peoples in Canada to signify the importance of education to their survival and ability to support themselves, as once Plains nations supported themselves as buffalo peoples. The as…
In everything I see your hand : stories / Naira Kuzmich ; introduction by Josie Sibara.
"What's the difference between leaving the motherland and leaving the literal mother? When does the journey toward self-possession become something closer to self-exile? Living daily in the tension between assimilation, disillusionment, and desire, the Ar…
Pina / Titaua Peu ; translated from the French by Jeffrey Zuckerman ; introduction by Rajiv Mohabir.
"Far from Tahiti’s postcard-perfect beaches, Ma and Auguste and five of their nine children live a hand-to-mouth life in destitute, run-down Tenaho. Nine-year-old Pina, abused and neglected in equal measure, is the keeper of her family’s secrets, though t…
The Neapolitan sisters : a novel / Margo Candela.
Growing up with a kind but alcoholic father and a suspicious, passive aggressive mother, the Bernal sisters each developed their own way of coping: Dulcina had her art and drugs and alcohol, Claudia plunged into her studies and fled to Princeton, and Mari…
This place of wonder : a novel / Barbara O'Neal.
Meadow Beauvais has always struggled with the infidelities of her husband, famed chef Augustus Beauvais. Even after his death. His estranged daughter Maya, recently out of rehab, is more unforgiving. Norah, his latest girlfriend, had sidelined her own car…
Around the world in eighty days / Jules Verne / with a glossary of Victorian & literary terms by Judith John.
One ill-fated evening at the Reform Club, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions [pound]20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days - and he is determined not to lose. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, the…
Visions / Troy James Weaver.
"Visions chronicles a hypnotic descent from childhood to adulthood. A boy sees angels, finds love, loses it, and becomes hearbreakingly aware of the world around him. Using a dreamy prost that calls to mind the films of Harmony Korine, Weave crafts a de…
River woman, river demon : a novel / Jennifer Givhan.
"Eva Santos Moon is a burgeoning Chicana artist who practices the ancient, spiritual ways of brujería and curanderisma, but she’s at one of her lowest points—suffering from disorienting blackouts, creative stagnation, and a feeling of disconnect from her …
Random / Penn Jilette.
"Two weeks before his twenty-first birthday, Las Vegas native Bobby Ingersoll finds out he’s inherited a crushing gambling debt from his scumbag father. The debt is owed to an even scummier bag named Fraser Ruphart who oversees his bottom-rung criminal em…
Hypelandia : the subcultural oral history of 80s Portland, 90s Berlin, & 2010s Detroit / Dylan Forsyth ; edited by Dylan Page.
"This is the fictional oral history of musicians, artists, and subcultures who were young & hip in the wasteland of 80s Portland, the squats of reunified Berlin, and the postapocalyptic ruins of Great Recession Detroit. 33 interviewees—with plenty of luri…