Just In – July 2019

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: a novel / Neal Stephenson

Fall, or Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal.

Wunderland: a novel / Jennifer Cody Epstein

A German-American woman in 1989 New York City evaluates her relationship with her late mother, whose childhood best friendship was shattered in the wake of a betrayal involving the Hitler Youth movement and a family secret.

Bunny / Mona Awad

Invited to join a popular clique at her university, a misfit artist with a dark imagination is drawn into ritualistic activities that transform her perspectives on reality.

The Porpoise: a novel / Mark Haddon

The award-winning author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time presents a fantastical novel about the theft of female agency by rapacious men and the ways in which archetypal stories can warp history and the present.

Recursion: a novel / Blake Crouch

Investigating a suicide, New York City police officer Barry Sutton finds a connection to the outbreak of a memory-altering disease and a controversial neuroscientist working to preserve precious memories.

The Travelers: a novel / Regina Porter

A first novel by an award-winning playwright follows the experiences of two American families, one black and one white, against a backdrop of historical events from the 1950s through the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Patsy: a novel / Nicole Dennis-Benn

Receiving her long-coveted visa to America, Patsy leaves behind her family in Jamaica, only to discover that life as an undocumented immigrant is not what her best friend had described.

The Most Fun We Ever Had / Claire Lombardo

A multi-generational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple–still madly in love after forty years–match wits, harbor grudges, and recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they’ve built.

Ayesha at last / Uzma Jalaluddin

A modern Muslim adaptation of Pride and Prejudice finds a reluctant teacher who would avoid an arranged marriage setting aside her literary ambitions before falling in love with her perpetually single cousin’s infuriatingly conservative fiancé.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: a novel / Ocean Vuong

A letter from a son to a mother who cannot read reveals the impact of the Vietnam War on their family history and provides a view into parts of the son’s life that his mother has never known.

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill / Abbi Waxman

A confirmed introvert finds her simple life upended when the father she never knew passes away, revealing an enormous extended family that overwhelms her budding relationship with a fellow trivia buff.

Time After Time : a novel / Lisa Grunwald

A magical love story, inspired by the legend of a woman who vanished from Grand Central Terminal, sweeps readers from the 1920s to World War II and beyond, in the spirit of The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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