We Own the Sky / Luke Allnutt
When a devastating illness takes his beloved family from him, a man who once believed himself incredibly lucky takes solace in photographing the skyscrapers and cliff tops his son and he once visited before embarking on a powerful journey through forgiveness back to life.
America for Beginners / Leah Franqui
A widow from India travels to California to learn the truth about what happened to the son who was declared dead shortly after he revealed his sexual orientation to their traditional family.
Clock Dance: a novel / Anne Tyler
After receiving a call from a stranger about her son’s ex-girlfriend being injured, Willa flies across the country to Baltimore to take care of her and her nine-year-old daughter.
Fruit of the Drunken Tree: a novel / Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Set against the violence of 1990s Colombia, a young girl and a maid form an unlikely and dangerous relationship. Equal parts heart wrenching and beautiful.
Jar of Hearts / Jennifer Hillier
A suspenseful thriller told from multiple perspectives. A Seattle detective must unravel a web of secrets dating back to his high school days.
The Parking Lot Attendant: a novel / Nafkote Tamirat
A reviled member of a dysfunctional Ethiopian immigrant community in Boston reflects on the experiences that brought her and her introverted father to America and traces her growing bond with the community’s charismatic con-man leader, whose schemes embroil her in a plot with unanticipated repercussions.
Ghosted: a novel / Rosie Walsh
Sarah thinks she has met the love her life in Eddie–until he disappears after leaving for a long-booked vacation.
The Magnificent Esme Wells: a novel / Adrienne Sharp
The irrepressible daughter of a two-bit gangster and a movie showgirl comes of age in golden-era Hollywood and a nascent Las Vegas before her beauty captures the attentions of one of the Strip’s most powerful men.
Something in the Water: a novel / Catherine Steadman
Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water.
Everything Here is Beautiful / Mira T. Lee
The bond between a responsible, self-contained older sister and her mentally ill, impulsive younger sister is shaped and tested over years marked by the loss of their mother, an impetuous first marriage, a fling that results in the birth of a baby, and painful sacrifices.
Every Other Weekend: a novel / Zulema Renee Summerfield
n the year following her parents’ divorce, highly imaginative 8-year-old Nenny has a creeping premonition that something terrible will happen, and when this hunch comes true in the most unexpected of ways, she must deal with the fallout.
The Lonely Witness: a novel / William Boyle
When a young woman with a sordid past witnesses a murder, she finds herself fascinated by the killer and decides to track him down herself.
Whistle in the Dark: a novel / Emma Healey
After her missing teenage daughter, Lana, is found injured, Jen Maddox retraces Lana’s steps–a journey that will lead her to a deeper understanding of the daughter she thought she knew.