(all book blurbs lifted from the nearest convenient source – first time ever not to credit, but some simply not available.)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
This is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey.”
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amer Towles
In 1922 Count Alexander Rostov cannot leave his hotel.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
A powerful meditation on what immigrants sacrifice to achieve a home in the world. A story of Koreans in Japan in the twentieth century.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Spiced with unexpected magic, this imaginative love story follows a young couple who join a wave of migrants as their city collapses.
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
A captivating story of three women and their secrets amid the ashes of Nazi Germany.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
An unusually well written and emotionally satisfying page-turner beginning with a 12-year-old in depression-era New York City.
The Dry by Jane Harper
A mystery and so much more set in Australia.
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
A Robotics programmer leaves Michigan for a job in California where she develops her bread-baking technique and soon her sourdough starter seems to have a life of its own.
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
The complex story of two families and an adoption scandal in 1940’s Tennessee.
Prairie Fires: the American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. (biography) by Caroline Fraser
This fascinating nonfiction of the life of this beloved author honors the 150th anniversary of Wilder’s birth.