What Comes After by JoAnne Tompkins
After the shocking death of two teenage boys tears apart a community in the Pacific Northwest, a mysterious pregnant girl emerges out of the woods and into the lives of those same boys’ families—a moving and hopeful novel about forgiveness and human connection.
Malice by Heather Walter
A princess isn’t supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in this darkly magical retelling of “Sleeping Beauty,” true love is more than a simple fairy tale.
The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano by Donna Freitas
A deeply moving novel about a woman who thought she never wanted to be a mother—and the many ways that life can surprise us.
Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian
A brilliant Indian-American magical realist coming of age story and the debut of a major talent. Spanning two continents, two coasts, and four epochs, Gold Diggers expertly balances social satire and magical realism in a classic striver story that skewers the model minority narrative, asking what a community must do to achieve the American dream.
The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin
A heartwarming debut novel for readers of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, following three lonely strangers in a rural Oregon town, each working through grief and life’s curveballs, who are brought together by happenstance on a local honeybee farm where they find surprising friendship, healing—and maybe even a second chance—just when they least expect it.
When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife comes an atmospheric novel of intertwined destinies and heart-wrenching suspense: A detective hiding away from the world. A series of disappearances that reach into her past. Can solving them help her heal?