Zero K by Don DeLillo: Jeffrey father, Ross, is the primary investor in a secret compound where death is controlled and bodies are preserved until medicine and technology can reawaken them. Jeffrey disapproves. Thus begins an emotionally resonant novel that weighs the darkness of the world against the beauty of everyday life.
Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom: Continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.
Alice and Oliver by Charles Bock: Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Charles Bock earned vast critical acclaim for his debut novel, Beautiful Children. Now, in Alice & Oliver, he has created an unflinching yet deeply humane portrait of a young family’s journey through a medical crisis, laying bare a couple’s love and fears as they fight for everything that’s important to them.
A Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury: Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a brand new orphanage. The only problem is Major League Baseball player Marcus Dillinger, the man she never meant to fall in love with.
Apostles by Tom Bissell: Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: Who were these men? What was their relationship to Jesus? Tom Bissell examines not just who these men were (and weren’t), but also how their identities have taken shape over the course of two millennia.
Bullies by Alex Abramovich: Two men, once mortal enemies, reunite in adulthood and begin to examine questions that are thrown into brutal relief: How do we live with the burden of violence? How do we overcome it? Do we overcome it? Bullies is at once a vivid, visceral narrative of an unusual friendship and an incisive portrait Oakland, a beautiful and terrible city.
The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake: An emotionally gripping portrait of postwar Japan, where a newly repatriated girl must help a classmate find her missing sister.
Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James: Three years after her husband, Alex, disappeared, shot down over Germany, Jo Manders still mourns his loss. But there is much she never knew about her husband’s origins … and the revelation of a mysterious death in the Forsyths’ past is just the beginning.
Extreme Prey by John Sandford: Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation–no longer employed. But his friend the governor is up a presidential campaign and soon they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor and anyone who gets in the way.
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