Shuggie Bain by
A stunning debut in which the narrator is a young gay boy living in poverty in Glasgow with his alcoholic mother. It won the Booker Prize.
Friends and Strangers by
Complications ensue when a New York journalist downshifts to become a mom in a small town and hires a senior at the local women’s college to babysit.
Saints for All Occasions by
A sweeping novel about two sisters--one the matriarch of a boisterous Irish Catholic family, the other a cloistered nun, hidden from the world--and the secret that drove them apart.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by
In 1940s Italy, teenager Pino Lella joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for a beautiful widow, he also becomes the personal driver of one of the Third Reich's most powerful commanders.
The Lincoln Highway by
Ebullient escapades propel this picaresque novel in which four boys embark on a journey across America where they encounter colorful characters and fulfill a quest.
Rules of Civility by
A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society.
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by
At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed. Again. She's been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden's only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle's murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend.
Pudd'nhead Wilson by
Determined that her baby son Tom shall not share her fate and remain in slavery, Roxy secretly exchanges him with his playmate Chambers, the son of her master.
French Braid by
French Braid is a stirring, uncannily insightful novel of tremendous warmth and humor exploring the ups and downs of a Baltimore family from the 1950s to the pandemic present.
The story of two Indian women, one a victim of a brutal crime and the other an Americanized journalist returning to India to cover the story, and the courage they inspire in each other
Remarkably Bright Creatures by
A widow working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium is aided in solving a mystery by a giant Pacific octopus living there.
The Covenant of Water by
Three generations of a family living on South India’s Malabar Coast suffer the loss of a family member by drowning.
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by
Little Dog writes a letter to a mother who cannot read, revealing a family history that began before he was born. It details a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam--and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation.