The Woman Inside: a novel / E. G. Scott
A compelling domestic thriller of secrets and revenge traces the psychologically charged perspectives of a husband and wife who are both the most perfect and the most dangerous match for each other.
The Gown: a novel of the royal wedding / Jennifer Robson
When Heather Mackenzie discovers that the embroidered flowers among her grandmother’s possessions are the same pattern from Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding gown, she sets out to discover why they were in her possession.
Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen / Sarah Bird
In 1864 Missouri, newly freed slave Cathy Williams makes the difficult decision to fight in the Army disguised as a man with the Buffalo Soldiers.
When You Read This: a novel / Mary Adkins
After his friend, Iris, dies from a terminal illness at age thirty-three, PR genius Smith Simonyi teams up with Iris’ sister, Jade, to make Iris’ final request–to get her blog posts published as a book–a reality.
Leading Men / Christopher Castellani
A life-changing encounter among Tennessee Williams, his lover Frank Merlo and a taciturn Swedish beauty at a 1953 Truman Capote party culminates in deathbed revelations about Williams’ final play a decade later.
The Parade: a novel / Dave Eggers
Sent to oversee the completion of a highway that symbolizes an important armistice between two halves of a war-torn state, two foreign contractors are forced to confront the absurdities and dire consequences of their roles in forging peace.
The Perfect Nanny: a novel / Leila Slimani
Follows the relationship between a working French-Moroccan couple and their too-good-to-be-true nanny, whose devotion to their children spirals into a psychologically charged cycle of jealousies, resentments and violence.
Asymmetry / Lisa Halliday
Explores the imbalances that drive dramatic human relations, tracing the overlapping stories of a young American editor’s relationship with a famous older writer during the early years of the Iraq War, and an Iraqi-American man who is detained by immigration officers in Heathrow.
The Library of Lost and Found / Phaedra Patrick
A shy librarian whose kind heart is often exploited receives a mysterious book of fairy tales from the beloved grandmother she believed dead and embarks on a perspective-changing journey of astonishing family secrets.
Machines Like Me: and people like you / Ian McEwan
The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Atonement presents the story of two lovers in an alternative 1980s London who construct a perfect synthetic human before finding themselves in a morally complex love triangle.
The Silent Patient / Alex Michaelides
Criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber becomes dangerously obsessed with uncovering the truth about what prompted his client, an artist who refuses to speak, to violently murder her husband in a way that triggers mass public speculation.