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Fiction

Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen

Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen “A sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises–and her attempts to salvage the pieces without going to pieces herself…In the space of a few torrid months on the Iowa prairie, Phillipa Maakestad–long-married theater professor and mother of an unstable daughter–grapples ... Read More »

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper Melbourne author Harper faced a challenge in equaling the success of her first book, The Dry (2017), which was an award-winning international best-seller; but in this second Aaron Falk novel, she manages to match her debut’s intensity with another riveting, tension-driven thriller. The sere landscape of The Dry has been replaced by the damp ... Read More »

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce Joyce, a British actress and playwright, whose first novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, was longlisted for the Man Booker, continues to enchant and break hearts with her lovable misfits trying to survive in a modern world determined to pass them by. Irresistible.  – Library Journal Read More »

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin Benjamin follows up the Edna Ferber Prize-winning The Anatomy of Dreams with a BookExpo Buzz Book already bought by the Fox TV Group. It opens in 1969 New York with four children daringly visiting a fortune teller said to be able to predict the date of one’s death. Elder siblings Daniel and Varya become an ... Read More »

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper You’ll want to buckle up and hold on tight for Jordan Harper’s debut novel, She Rides Shotgun, a fast-paced, energetic noir about an ex-convict and his 11-year-old daughter. Nate McClusky isn’t your typical protagonist-he’s done a lot of bad things in his lifetime, both beyond and behind bars. But his compassion for his daughter, ... Read More »

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry This charming story moves forward at a steady pace as several different couples struggle to make connections and work past strife. A light romantic comedy well-suited for bibliophiles and Anglophiles alike. (Kirkus)   Read More »

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan Pulitzer-winner Egan’s splendid novel begins in 1934 Brooklyn as Eddie Kerrigan struggles to support his wife and two daughters, one of whom is severely disabled. He finds work as a bagman, ferrying bribes for a corrupt union official. One day he brings his healthy daughter, Anna, to the Manhattan Beach home of Dexter Styles, a ... Read More »

Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward Ward (Salvage the Bones) tells the story of three generations of a struggling Mississippi family in this astonishing novel. . . Leonie wants to be a better mother, and when Jojo’s and Kayla’s father is released from prison, Leonie takes the kids with her, hoping for a loving reunion, but what she gets instead ... Read More »

August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones

August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones A fast-paced tale of murder, greed, sex, economic cyber-terrorism, race and urban decay in modern Detroit. Author Stephen Mack Jones is a poet, award-winning playwright, and recipient of the Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. He lives in Farmington Hills. Read More »