The Blizzard Party by Jack Livings
A 6-year-old narrator recounts the catastrophic nor’easter that struck Manhattan on February 6, 1978 and a wild party on the Upper West Side attended by a man who planned to drown himself in the Hudson River.
The Slaughterman’s Daughter by Yaniv Iczkovits
Fable-inspired stories within stories, told from the nuanced perspectives of interrelated characters, follow the experiences of a Jewish woman in late-19th-century Russia, who uses her secret talents as a ritual slaughterer to retrieve a faithless brother-in-law.
The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin
Upended by his wife’s newfound activism, a once-successful businessman begins questioning everything in the face of scandalous allegations and a naïve houseguest. By the author of the National Book Award finalist, The Thing About Jellyfish.
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
A precarious arrangement between a man, his wife and his wife’s clone explodes in a violent confrontation that forces the two women to figure out a creative way to stay out of prison.
No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
Elevated to prominence for her social-media posts, a woman begins suffering from existential anxieties while learning the languages, customs and fears of her fans throughout the world, before an urgent text from home transforms her virtual perspectives.
The Mission House by Carys Davies
The Mission House boldly and imaginatively explores post-colonial ideas in a world fractured between faith and non-belief, young and old, imperial past and nationalistic present. Tenderly subversive and meticulously crafted, it is a deeply human story of the wonders and terrors of connection in a modern world.
The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec
A subversive reimagining of Norse mythology traces the experiences of a banished witch whose unexpected passionate relationship with the trickster Loki produces three remarkable offspring before her family is targeted by wrathful gods.
We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida
Best friends Eulabee and Maria Fabiola have a vehement falling out after disagreeing on the nature of an act they witness while walking to their upscale all-girls’ school, and Maria Fabiola’s sudden disappearance soon after that exposes dark community secrets.
Super Host by Kate Russo
Renting out his West London home in the wake of marital and career setbacks, an award-winning artist rediscovers his sense of purpose through relationships with a lonely American, a tortured fellow artist and a cautiously optimistic divorcée.
The Removed by Brandon Hobson
Drawing deeply on Cherokee folklore, The Removed seamlessly blends the real and spiritual to excavate the deep reverberations of trauma; a meditation on family, grief, home, and the power of stories on both a personal and ancestral level.
My Year Abroad by Chang-Rae Lee
An everyday American college student finds his life transformed by a Chinese-American businessman who unexpectedly takes him under his wing on a series of whimsical, heartbreaking and darkly shocking adventures throughout Asia.
The award-winning author of Food Matters explains how the historical pursuit of new food sources to meet the demands of humanity’s rapidly growing populations significantly impacted exploration, colonialism, slavery and capitalism.