Salt River by Randy White: When avowed bachelor Tomlinson reveals he’d unwittingly fathered multiple children via for-profit sperm bank donations. Thanks to genealogy websites, Tomlinson’s now-grown offspring have tracked him down, seeking answers about their roots, and Doc quickly grows suspicious that one of them might be planning something far more nefarious than a family reunion.
Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler: Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. But one day his routines are blown apart when his woman friend (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a “girlfriend”) tells him she’s facing eviction, and a teenager shows up at Micah’s door claiming to be his son. These surprises, and the ways they throw Micah’s meticulously organized life off-kilter, risk changing him forever.
Crooked River by Douglas Preston: Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida, dozens of identical, ordinary-looking shoes float in on the tide and are washed up on the tropical beach–each one with a crudely severed human foot inside. Called away from vacation elsewhere in the state, Agent Pendergast reluctantly agrees to visit the crime scene–and, despite himself, is quickly drawn in by the incomprehensible puzzle.
Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth: Fifteen years ago, five ordinary teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down an impossibly powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. On the tenth anniversary of the Dark One’s defeat, something unthinkable happens: one of the Chosen Ones dies. When the others gather for the funeral, they discover the Dark One’s ultimate goal was much bigger than they, the government, or even prophecy could have foretold—bigger than the world itself.
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle: A striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever.
Postscript by Cecelia Ahern: Seven years after her husband’s death – six since she read his final letter – Holly Kennedy has moved on with her life. When she reads the letter on a podcast, strangers begin reaching out to Holly, and they all have one thing in common: they’re living with life-altering conditions and want to leave their own missives behind for loved ones. Suddenly, Holly finds herself drawn back into a world she’s worked to move on from – but one that leads her on remarkable journey.
Greenwood by Michael Christie: Christie has crafted multigenerational story of the forest dwelling Greenwood family, spanning from 1934 to 2034. Throughout there are trees: thrumming a steady, silent pulse beneath Christie’s effortless sentences and working as a guiding metaphor for withering, weathering, and survival. Greenwood is a rain-soaked and sun-dappled story of the bonds and breaking points of money and love, wood and blood–and the hopeful, impossible task of growing toward the light
Masked Prey by John Sandford: Ona blog are pictures of the children of influential Washington politicians, walking or standing outside their schools, each identified by name. Surrounding the photos are texts of vicious political rants from a motley variety of radical groups. It’s obviously alarming–is there an unstable extremist tracking the loved ones of powerful politicians with deadly intent? With nowhere else to turn, influential Senators decide to call in someone who can operate outside the FBI’s constraints: Lucas Davenport.
Blindside by James Patterson: The mayor of New York has a daughter who’s missing and in danger. Detective Michael Bennett has a son who’s in prison. The two strike a deal. The detective leaps into the case and sources lead him to a homicide in the Bronx. The victim has ties to a sophisticated hacking operation — and also to the mayor’s missing daughter, Natalie, a twenty-one-year-old computer prodigy.
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