Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks: A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game – and another and another. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America. The stories are linked by one thing: in each a typewriter plays a part: sometimes minor, sometimes central.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: In Shaker Heights, everything is planned and no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia who carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler: Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II.
The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea: Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods.
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie: Sherman Alexie’s bond with his mother, Lillian, was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. It’s these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complex and very human woman.
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate: Memphis, Tennessee, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat – until strangers arrive in force and the kids and thrown into a Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured they will soon be returned to their parents – but they quickly realize the dark truth.
Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak: A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays.
The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz: In the wake of her husband’s inexplicable suicide, and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals, Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But these ruthless people bent on hijacking America’s future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue.