NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Audacious…Life on the Mississippi sparkles.” —The Wall Street Journal * “A rich mix of history, reporting, and personal introspection.” —St.
An international bestseller and one of The Times' "Top 50 Novels Published in the 21st Century," Claire Keegan's piercing contemporary classic Foster is a heartbreaking story of childhood, loss, and love; now released as a standalone book for the first time ever in the USIt is a hot summer in rural Ireland.
The true, harrowing story of the ill-fated 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition and the two men who came to define it.
The second novel in the internationally bestselling Sister Bells trilogy, an epic, moving, and gloriously told historical novel following The Bell in the Lake, an Indie Next pick
The second novel in Lars Mytting’s powerful and compelling Sister Bells trilogy, The Reindeer Hunters is both a sequel to The Bell in the Lake and a stand-alone novel.
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK • A dazzling novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system. This debut of a blazingly original voice “bursts at the seams of every page and swallows you whole” (Tommy Orange, author of There There).
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Meet Elizabeth Zott: “a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention” (The Washington Post) in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A “dazzling, cinematic, intimate, lyrical” (Roxane Gay) epic of betrayal, love, and fate that spans five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family in the American West, from the author of the National Book Award finalist Sabrina & Corina
“Engrossing...studded with wisdom about long-held bonds.” —People, Book of the Week
“Enthralling, masterfully written...rich with social and psychological insights.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A magnificent storytelling feat.” —The Boston Globe
About one woman’s fine, hard life at the racetrack, Kick the Latch–with its ruthless concision and artful mysteries–is lightning in a bottle
A spellbinding reimagining of the story of Elektra, one of Greek mythology’s most infamous heroines, from Jennifer Saint, the author of the beloved international bestseller, Ariadne.
Three women, tangled in an ancient curse.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful memoir of a love that leads two people to find a courageous way to part—and a woman’s struggle to go forward in the face of loss—that “enriches the reader’s life with urgency and gratitude” (The Washington Post)
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NEW YORK TIMES BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR
I inhaled this book! And my vocabulary just grew exponentially. I was looking up so many words, so curious about what they meant. And I mean that in a good way! Loved this so much! And the women. I can just picture Marie on her steed galloping through the countryside.
This book is fascinating and will change the way you look at a forest or clear cut of timber. A memoir told like a scientist, this is so good. I couldn't put it down. I'll be digging under every Douglas Fir to find those connections to other trees.
I loved ZORRIE. It is hard to concentrate to read these days but I read this page by page and fell in love with Zorrie. She reminds me a bit of Olive Kitteredge with a little more kindness and love. The novel reads like every sentence is hand-picked with such tender care; I had to stop and pause a bit to let the words sink in. Laird has done a marvelous job of setting the scene while creating such true-life characters that you can almost feel their pain and love, and other emotions.
I spent the rainy wet chilly Memorial Day weekend on Svalbard Island in the High Arctic freezing my way through this stunning novel. THE MEMOIRS OF STOCKHOLM SVEN. Early on in the novel, the character Sven is disfigured in a mining accident caused by an avalanche soon after he arrives on Svalbard, leaving an unsettled and unfulfilling life in Stockholm. The stark landscape of the Arctic Circle in right in line with the life Sven carves out, at least for awhile until her finds his own path, and friends. Elements of the island illuminate the loneliness and cold of Svalbard, enticing Sven to head out on his own even further north. Life is never quite what we think it is going to be, and in the High Arctic there are even more surprises that test every ounce of our soul. I loved this.
(This book cannot be returned)
What an incredible read! ARIADNE by Jennifer Saint follows CIRCE, SONG OF ACHILLES and SILENCE OF THE GIRLS in a compelling and tantalizing tale of the Greek myths, immortals and gods. Women reign above the men, even when the men don't know it. Beautifully told, full of exquisite details, this novel will hypnotize you and leave you gap mouthed at the ending. It's so good.
SMILE, by Sarah Ruhl stole my heart. I wanted to save all her wisdom and humorisms into my brain so I could use them in my language. For Sarah to share so much of herself will be useful to other women who experience similar times that no one knows how to talk about. She may open some windows here.
And it's a debut! Nathan's writing is so enchanting, so illustrating in the physicality of detail, I had to breathe once after reading a few pages just to rest in their splendor. I feel like I got to know these characters, even George who was brought into his original light and goodness at the end. The main theme that keeps me reading fiction is the ability to learn about a time or place that I know nothing about. The Sweetness of Water does just this, and so much more.
The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind (Paperback)
What a hell of a story through a journalists eyes focused on the personal lives of the women left behind. I loved this book and the strong core of women.
I loved this story about a woman in the wilderness befriending a fox, reading him The Little Prince. She is a natural scientist so you feel like you are one with the land and the animals who inhabit it. She is a loner, unafraid to shoot and skin the elk, yet one who also feeds the magpies and fox egg yolks in their shells. It's not quaint, but a real story about what nature can bring to us if we just take the time to care and to look.
I loved the RAIN HERON. Magical reality sets this lovely novel apart. The rain heron is a mythical bird, perhaps, who can change the weather but at the heart of this novel is resilience, female friendship and so much more. This is a very special gem of a book.
Man, I LOVE THIS BOOK! What a story of loss, recovery, food, love and so so much more. Raw in its honesty, and inspiring in what we as women can face and move onward from in our lives. You will love this memoir.
PARADISE is such an important read and will blow you away. Watching the fires from far away is one thing but to read about it in such incredible details is another. You will not be able to put this down until the very end. And will make you angry at the territorial state employees who stall, making the dire situation even worse. Just imagine throwing whatever you can into your car and just driving. away from the house you love. It's devastating. Don't miss this book!
* INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER *
"Visceral and haunting" (New York Times Book Review) · "Hopeful" (Washington Post) · "Powerful" (Los Angeles Times) · "Thrilling" (TIME) · "Tantalizingly beautiful" (Elle) · "Suspenseful, atmospheric" (Vogue) · "Aching and poignant" (Guardian) · "Gripping" (The Economist)
A brilliant work of literary fiction written with stunning details- exquisite prose illustrating just how complicated families can be as well as long term friendships- especially among women- read this- so good!
A multi-generational family in a small town- full of wonderful characters who could be your family in real life.
When raising kids, we are simply doing our best everyday- love this!
A murder at Harvard of a young woman in 1969 comes to light in this book- will it be solved? Captivating, historical and a tale close to true crime.
“Laurie Colwin’s beautiful final book, A Big Storm Knocked It Over, is funny and moving and rich with complicated happiness—a love story for anyone who tends to overthink things, a comic novel about trying to find a place in the world.” — Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
The last sentence of this amazing novel will slay you. Hamnet was Shakespear’s only son and died young. A novel full of grief, a marriage of love and distance and egos - this is the best!
A delightful collection of essays from the author of H is for Hawk! I - nature writing, a little scientific - all beautifully readv by the author.
From the acclaimed author of Home Cooking comes a heartfelt novel about a midlife crisis and a woman tired of being taken for granted—and a reminder that family, like happiness, can take many forms.
“Colwin wrings magic from ordinary lives.” —Entertainment Weekly
Hilarious, laugh out loud story of a wedding, secret trysts, Italy, champagne and so much money it’s ridiculous- just a joy to read to take you to another world!
A gift to me years ago- a classic backlist title- a letter from an Italian grandmother to her granddaughter- Follow your heart.
Pachinko is basically a pinball gambling game that helped Koreans survive under Japanese rule- A family saga of Korean family - I loved this.
I can read ANYTHING by Laurie Colwin. Written with Colwin’s wit and candow this funny and poignant domestic comedy is so good. A white backup singer for the Shakettes, she tries to find her way. Just loved it.