An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones
Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined.
by J.D. Vance
A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful ﬁgures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. It is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.
Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
In the dawning light of a late‐summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in this portrait of a city and its people.
by William Kent Krueger
On the surface, this is the story of the murder of a beautiful young woman, a beloved daughter and sister. At heart, it’s the story of what that tragedy does to a boy, his family, and ultimately the fabric of the small town in which he lives. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.
The Marriage Artist
by Andrew Winer
Ambitious, haunting, and stunningly written, this is a universal tale of a family dramatically reshaped by the quest for personal freedom in the face of inherited beliefs, public prejudices, and the unfathomable turns of history. It is at once a provocative snapshot of contemporary marriage, the recovery of a passion that history never recorded, and a ﬁerce reminder of the way we enlist love in our perpetual search for meaning and permanence.
Bring up the Bodies
by Hilary Mantel
The sequel to Mantel's bestseller and Man Booker Prize winner, Wolf Hall explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the downfall of Anne Boleyn.
by Chloe Benjamin
It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self‐awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next ﬁve decades. Golden‐boy Simon escapes to the West Coast; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post‐9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.
Imagine Me Gone
by Adam Haslet
When Margaret's ﬁancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suﬀering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith.
My Name is Lucy Barton
by Elizabeth Strout
Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.
by Zoë Heller
Zoë Heller has written a comic, tragic tale about one family’s struggles with the consolations of faith and the trials of doubt. When Joel Litvinoff is felled by a stroke, his wife, Audrey, uncovers a secret that forces her to re-examine her ideas about their forty‐year marriage. In the course of battling their own demons, every member of the family is called upon to decide what they still believe in.
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