MAGGIE BROWN & OTHERS by Peter Orner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2019

"Insightful, rueful, and often humorous, this collection holds a mirror to contemporary life and gives the reader much to reflect on."
In these 44 stories and a novella, Orner (Underground America, 2017, etc.) concentrates on small perceptual moments, especially those involving knotty problems in relationships. Read full book review >
THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO by Julie Orringer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2019

"Altogether satisfying. Mix Alan Furst and André Aciman, and you'll have a feel for the territory in which this well-plotted book falls."
An elegant, meditative novelistic reconstruction of critical years in the life of Varian Fry, the American classicist who is honored at Yad Vashem as "righteous among the nations" for his work rescuing victims of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

GINGERBREAD by Helen Oyeyemi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2019

"A strange, shape-shifting novel about the power of making your own family."
Oyeyemi (What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, 2016, etc.) returns to the land of fairy tales in a novel that riffs on "Hansel and Gretel" without demonstrating much concern for following its well-worn trail of breadcrumbs. Read full book review >
THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2019

"Like the many-windowed mansion at its center, this richly furnished novel gives brilliantly clear views into the lives it contains."
Their mother's disappearance cements an unbreakable connection between a pair of poor-little-rich-kid siblings. Read full book review >
DISAPPEARING EARTH by Julia Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2019

"An unusual, cleverly constructed thriller that is also a deep dive into the culture of a place many Americans have probably never heard of, illuminating issues of race, culture, sexual attraction, and the transition from the U.S.S.R. to post-Soviet Russia."
A year in the lives of women and girls on an isolated peninsula in northeastern Russia opens with a chilling crime. Read full book review >

TUESDAY MOONEY TALKS TO GHOSTS by Kate Racculia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2019

"Spooky, witty, and observant, Racculia's novel of friendship and bigger-than-life aspirations is a treasure."
A motley crew of Bostonians seeks an eccentric millionaire's fortune in an epic, citywide treasure hunt that kicks off after his untimely death. Read full book review >
GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL by Michael Robotham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2019

"Robotham is a master plotter at the top of his form, and readers will surely hope to see more of his complicated new characters."
Troubled psychologist Cyrus Haven has to evaluate a girl without a past while finding out who killed a rising young figure skater. Read full book review >
NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2019

"Absolutely enthralling. Read it."
A young Irish couple gets together, splits up, gets together, splits up—sorry, can't tell you how it ends!
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