Elsey Come Home / Susan Conley
Agreeing to attend a mountain retreat with her estranged husband, an alcoholic artist living in China rediscovers herself through new friendships that help her confront the deep-rooted ghosts of her childhood.
An Orchestra of Minorities: a novel / Chigozie Obioma
Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, and told by a narrator who has lived for hundreds of years, the novel is a contemporary twist of Homer’s Odyssey. Written in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about destiny and determination.
Gingerbread / Helen Oyeyemi
Draws on the classic fairy-tale element of gingerbread in the story of a British family whose surprising legacy and secret past are tied to a favorite recipe.
The Dakota Winters: a novel / Tom Barbash
Returning to his childhood home in 1979 New York’s famed Dakota apartments, a former Peace Corps volunteer is swept up in a raucous celebrity effort to reignite his late-night host father’s stalled career.
Paris Echo / Sebastian Faulks
An American historical researcher in World War II Paris and a Moroccan teen who risked his life to enter France find the realities of the Nazi occupation transforming their ideas about sacrifice and happiness.
Golden Child: a novel / Claire Adam
Working exhausting hours in their rural Trinidad home, the family of a petroleum plant worker is shattered by the disappearance of a troubled twin son whose fate forces his father to make a devastating choice.
The Red Address Book / Sofia Lundberg
Living alone in her Stockholm apartment, a ninety-six-year-old woman reminisces through the pages of a long-kept address book before starting to write down stories from her past, unlocking family secrets in unexpectedly beneficial ways.
The Girls at 17 Swann Street / Yara Zgheib
A French ballerina with self-perception challenges descends into anorexia when an injury sidelines her career, landing her in a support home for women with life-threatening eating disorders.
Lost Children Archive / Valeria Luiselli
Traces a profoundly human family summer road trip across America that is shaped by historical and modern displacement tragedies as well as a growing rift between the two parents.
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss: a novel / Rajeev Balasubramanyam
An internationally renowned curmudgeon economist and divorced father of three survives an accident before whimsically trading in his high-stress Nobel Prize ambitions to pursue elusive happiness.
Annelies / David R. Gillham
An empowering reimagining of Anne Frank as a Holocaust survivor traces her endurance of terrible losses, her struggles to forgive and her development into a highly skilled writer.
The Heavens: a novel / Sandra Newman
The Heavens is a mesmerizing novel of love and dreams that moves between a reimagined New York City and Elizabethan England and asks how our world comes to be.