Some Luck // Jane Smiley – Tracking a family across generations in small town Iowa it is an intimate look at this family’s triumphs and tragedies, while casting-as the children grow up and scatter to New York, California, and everywhere in between.
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena // Anthony Marra – Set in war-torn Chechnya, Marra focuses in on fathers and mothers and children — neighbors snagged in the claws of history.
Everything I Never Told You // Celeste Ng – The golden child of the Lee family is found dead in the lake. And Ng dives in as the family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart.
The Nightingale // Kristin Hannah – Set in occupied France, Hannah illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen through the stories of two sisters each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival.
Provence, 1970 // Luke Barr – Food, France, and of course heated debate over the future of eating in America are explored in Barr’s work. With the Childs, James Beard, M. F. K. Fisher and Simone Beck together in the South of France it is a food lovers dream.
All the Broken Things // Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer – A Vietnamese family now living in Toronto hides a secret in this novel about the peculiarities that divide us and bring us together, and the human capacity for love and acceptance.