Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
A century after daredevil female aviator Marian Graves’s disappearance in Antarctica, actress Hadley Baxter is cast to play her and immerses herself in the role as their fates — and their dreams — become intertwined.
The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis
For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected.
Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen
Leaving Vietnam behind, Huong and her two sons adapt to life in New Orleans in different ways as they search for identity as individuals and as a family until disaster strikes the city, forcing them to find a new way to come together.
Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri
An English translation of a first Italian-language novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Lowland follows the routines of a misfit city dweller who experiences a year of remarkable transformation in the aftermath of a parent’s death.
Buses Are a Comin’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider by Charles Person
A surviving original Freedom Rider recounts his firsthand experiences with the South’s historical and ongoing resistance to racial equality, sharing insights into what is required for progressive change to become possible in America.
Everything is Fine by Vince Granata
In this extraordinarily moving memoir about grief, mental illness, and the bonds of family, a writer delves into the tragedy of his mother’s violent death at the hands of his brother who struggled with schizophrenia.
The Man Who Lived Underground by Richard Wright & Malcolm Wright
Fred Daniels, a black man, is picked up randomly by the police after a brutal murder in a Chicago neighborhood and taken to the local precinct where he is tortured until he confesses to a crime he didn’t commit. After signing a confession, he escapes from the precinct and takes up residence in the sewers below the streets of Chicago.
Popisho by Leone Ross
Living in a world where everyone is born with a small but destiny-shaping magical ability, Xavier is anointed to prepare a perfect wedding meal for a governor’s daughter, before an unknown vandal raises difficult questions.
Are You Enjoying? by Mira Sethi
A debut by a young writer from Pakistan is filled with provocative, funny, disarmingly original stories that upend traditional notions of identity and family, and peer into the vulnerable workings of the human heart.
The Souvenir Museum by Elizabeth McCracken
Award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken is an undisputed virtuoso of the short story, and this new collection features her most vibrant and heartrending work to date. With sentences that crackle and spark and showcase her trademark wit, McCracken traces how our closely held desires – for intimacy, atonement, comfort – bloom and wither against the indifferent passing of time. Her characters embark on journeys that leave them indelibly changed – and so do her readers.
Malice by Heather Walter
In this darkly magical retelling of Sleeping Beauty, Alyce, an evil sorceress, finds an ally in Princess Aurora and wonders if she can lift Aurora’s curse so that together they can forge a new world.
Under the Wave at Waimea by Paul Theroux
From legendary writer Paul Theroux comes an atmospheric novel following a big-wave surfer as he confronts aging, privilege, mortality, and whose lives we choose to remember.