The Furrows: An Elegy by Namwali Serpell
Haunted by the accidental death of her little brother Wayne years ago, Cassandra Williams begins seeing her brother everywhere and meets a man both mysterious and familiar who is also searching for someone and for his own place in the world—his name is Wayne.
Fen, Bog & Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis by Annie Proulx
From Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx—whose novels are infused with her knowledge and deep concern for the earth—comes a riveting, revelatory history of our wetlands, their ecological role, and what their systematic destruction means for the planet.
Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie
Two best friends who grew up in Karachi must confront their differences thirty years later when two troubling figures from their past resurface, in the new novel from the acclaimed author of Home Fire.
Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell
When he discovers free-spirited drummer Maggie, the woman who is secretly closest to his heart, is pregnant by him, 40-year-old trumpet player and old-school ladies’ man who refuses to be tied down, Circus Palmer flees, setting off a chain of interlocking revelations from the various women in his life.
The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li
When her friend Fabienne passes away, Agnès is free to tell her story of a long-ago childhood in a war-ravaged, backwater town along the French countryside where Fabienne hatched a plan that changed everything, sending Agnès on an epic journey through fame, fortune and terrible loss.
The Witch and the Tsar by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore
When Anastasia, the wife of the tsar, desperately needs her protection, immortal witch Baba Yaga realizes the fate of all Russia is tied to Anastasia’s and must step out of the shadows to protect the land she loves from powers far older and more fearsome than anyone can imagine.
Bliss Montage by Ling Ma
A collection of eight short stories from the author of Severance includes the tales of a woman who lives with all of her ex-boyfriends and of a toxic relationship built around a drug that makes you invisible.
What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
Filled with crazy science, endless curiosity and the author’s signature stick-figure comics, this practical guide for impractical ideas consults the latest research to concisely answer reader’s questions, demonstrating you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.
Thistlefoot by Genna Rose Nethercott
Reunited when they receive a strange inheritance—a sentient house on chicken legs called Thistlefoot, the Yaga siblings find themselves being hunted by the Longshadow Man, who bears with him violent secrets from the past: fiery memories that have hidden in their blood for generations.
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
The author of Hamnet brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life in this unforgettable fictional portrait of the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de’ Medici as she makes her way in a troubled court.
On the Rooftop by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
A stunning novel about a mother whose dream of musical stardom for her three daughters collides with the daughters’ ambitions for their own lives–set against the backdrop of gentrifying 1950s San Francisco.
Ithaca by Claire North
This is the story of Penelope of Ithaca, famed wife of Odysseus, as it has never been told before. Beyond Ithaca’s shores, the whims of gods dictate the wars of men. But on the isle, it is the choices of the abandoned women–and their goddesses– that will change the course of the world.