Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Fiction

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo When Yejide and Akin fall in love, they decide not to have a polygamous relationship. This surprises their Nigerian families, especially when, four years into their marriage, Yejide still hasn’t become pregnant. Although everyone recognizes how hard Yejide is trying to conceive, the family secretly brings in a second wife. Yejide is furious, and ... Read More »

Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides

Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides Among our most highly regarded contemporary writers, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Eugenides (Middlesex; The Marriage Plot) offers his first collection of short fiction. Not unexpectedly, the work is superb, but perhaps most noteworthy is the compassion and generosity of spirit that informs it. Notable also is Eugenides’s ongoing focus on the fluid nature of personal identity ... 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 »

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford A new novel from the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Ford captures the thrill of first kisses and the shock of revealing long-hidden affairs. A lively history of romance in the dens of iniquity, love despite vice. – Kirkus Jamie Ford will be speaking at the Authors ... 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 »

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti Loo is twelve when she moves back to the New England fishing village of her early youth. Her father, Hawley, finds work on the boats, while she undergoes the usual heartaches of a new kid in school. But lurking over Loo are mysteries, both of the mother who passed away, of ... 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 »

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne Taking its title from a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale but set in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this thriller features Helena Pelletier, raised by an abusive father who had kidnapped her teenage mother. Now he’s escaped from prison, and the adult Helena is the only person who can hunt him down ... Read More »