The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Interestings, an electric, multilayered novel about ambition, power, friendship, and mentorship, and the romantic ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be.
Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes
By the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, and written with Frances Mayes’s trademark warmth, heart, and delicious descriptions of place, food, and friendship, Women in Sunlight is the story of four American strangers who bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year.
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
The Bram Stoker Award–nominated author of Bird Box returns with a haunting tale of love, redemption, and murder. Unbury Carol is a twisted take on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.
The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table by Rick Bragg
From the beloved, bestselling author of All Over but the Shoutin’, a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including seventy-five mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations.
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya, with Elizabeth Weil
A riveting story of dislocation, survival, and the power of stories to break or save us. The Girl Who Smiled Beads captures the true costs and aftershocks of war: what is forever lost, what can be repaired, the fragility and importance of memory, and the faith that one can learn, again, to love oneself, even with deep scars.
Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan
A missing person, a grieving family, a curious clue: a half-finished manuscript set in Paris. Heading off in search of its author, a mother and her daughters find themselves in France, rescuing a failing bookstore and drawing closer to unexpected truths.
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