The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
To come to terms with who she is and what she wants, Ailey, the daughter of an accomplished doctor and a strict schoolteacher, embarks on a journey through her family’s past, helping her embrace her full heritage, which is the story of the Black experience in itself.
Godspeed by Nickolas Butler
The principals of True Triangle Construction seem willing to do anything to get their promised payday from a mysteriously wealthy homeowner for a project in Jackson, Wyoming in the new novel from the best-selling and award-winning author of Shotgun Lovesongs.
Rovers by Richard Lange
This hard-boiled supernatural hell ride follows two immortal brothers as they crisscross the American Southwest to elude a murderous biker gang and protect a young woman, coming to a shattering conclusion in Las Vegas on the eve of America’s Bicentennial.
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongban, given the fate of greatness, dies during a brutal attack, his sister, escaping her own fated death, uses her brother’s identity to claim another future altogether—her brother’s abandoned greatness.
The Bachelor by Andrew Palmer
While housesitting for a family friend after a bad breakup, a man becomes obsessed with the reality TV show The Bachelor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Berryman, finding himself grappling with the strange turn his life seems to have taken.
What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
Looking at the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child, this dramatic story follows Vänna who comes to the rescue of a 9-year-old Syrian boy who has washed up on the shores of her small island and is determined to do whatever it takes to save him.
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
A real-life “final girl”— the one girl always left standing at the end of a horror movie — Lynette Tarkington, who survived a massacre 22 years ago, along with five other final girls, works to overcome her past until someone becomes determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece.
A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam
After learning of his grandmother’s caretaker’s supposedly accidental death after falling down a well, Krishan makes the journey from Columbo into the war-torn Northern Province for the funeral in this fictional account of Sri Lanka’s 30-year civil war.
A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
Centuries after disappearing into the wilderness en masse, the sentient robots of Panga return to visit with a tea monk and answer their burning question, “What do people need?” in the first novel of a new series.
This Is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan
In this unique blend of history, science and memoir, Pollan examines and experiences three plant drugs — opium, caffeine and mescaline — from several very different angles and contexts, exploring the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants.
Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith
The fate of an unhappy woman who disappears in 2011 while living in Saigon is entwined with a teenager who gets lost in an abandoned rubber plantation in 1986 and a woman who captures a two-headed cobra in 2009.
Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin
A morbidly anxious woman stumbles into a job as a receptionist at a Catholic church and becomes obsessed with her predecessor’s mysterious death. This book is a delightful blend of warmth, deadpan humor, and pitch-perfect observations about the human condition.