Who is Rich?: a novel / Matthew Klam
Two people, who are married to other people, meet at a conference for artists and writers in a charming seaside village much like Provincetown. Rich, a formerly sort-of-famous cartoonist, and Amy, a student of narrative painting, shared a moment of passion the summer before, and have returned to see what happens next. In the wicked events that follow, both of their lives completely unravel.
The Winter Soldier / Daniel Mason
A young doctor and nurse fall in love while navigating the brutal realities of World War I at an underequipped and understaffed field hospital in the Carpathian Mountains.
Vox / Christina Dalcher
On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This cannot happen here. Not in America. Not to her. This is just the beginning. Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard. For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.
Small Country: a novel / Gael Faye
In Burundi in 1992, ten-year-old Gabriel enjoys carefree days with his friends, but his idyllic existence and his innocence come to a brutal end when Burundi and neighboring Rwanda are hit by civil war and genocide.
Still Lives: a novel / Maria Humme
A young editor at a Los Angeles art museum is pulled into the disturbing and dangerous world of a famous artist who goes missing on the opening night of her exhibition.
The Melody: a novel / Jim Crace
Alfred Busi, famed and loved for his music and songs, now in his sixties, mourns the death of his wife and quietly lives out his days alone in the large villa he calls home. One evening Busi is attacked by a creature he comes upon accidentally. Busi is convinced that the thing was no animal, but a child.
The Removes / Tatjana Soli
Traces the intertwining stories of Civil War hero George Armstrong Custer, his frontierswoman wife Libbie, and fifteen-year-old Anne Cummins, a captive of the Cheyenne after surviving a homestead attack.
Star of the North: a novel / D. B. John
More than two decades after her twin is kidnapped by North Korean operatives, brilliant CIA employee Jenna obtains information that her sister may still be alive and undertakes a daring mission into the heart of the regime.
Brass: a novel / Xhenet Aliu
A fierce debut novel about mothers and daughters, haves and have-nots, and the stark realities behind the American Dream.
Sea Prayer / Khaled Hosseini
An illustrated response to the tragic human realities of the refugee crisis presents a father’s letter to his young son on the eve of a dangerous sea crossing, as he reflects on their life before the war in Syria.
If You Leave Me: a novel / Crystal Hana Kim
Forced into the life of a refugee when the North Korean army invades her home, 16-year-old Haemi must choose between love and security in ways that resonate throughout generations of her family.