New Fiction Roundup, August 2019

A book told from the point of view of a Seattle crow, two novels about surveillance states, several short story collections and much more await you this August.

8/1: They Could Have Named Her Anything by Stephanie Jimenez – Racism, class, and betrayal collide in this poignant debut novel about restoring the broken bonds of family and friendship.

8/6: Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton – A domesticated crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this debut by a Seattle author. A Peak Pick!

8/6: Right Swipe by Alisha Rai – Two rival dating app creators find themselves at odds in the boardroom, but in sync in the bedroom. Continue reading “New Fiction Roundup, August 2019”

New Fiction Roundup – July 2018

7/3: Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce – In 1940s London, Emmy takes a job at the London Evening Chronicle and ends up not as a journalist but rather as a typist to an advice columnist. When she sees all the letters that go unanswered, she begins responding on her own.

book cover image of clock dance7/10: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler – Willa Drake finds renewed purpose in her life when she spontaneously flies to Baltimore to take care of a woman she only tangentially knows, that woman’s nine-year-old daughter and their dog, Airplane.

7/10: The Lido by Libby Page – An anxiety-riddled cub reporter for a small London paper is assigned to cover the closing of a local rec center and bonds with an 86-year-old widow who has swum in the community pool every day since childhood. A novel of connection and community across generations. Continue reading “New Fiction Roundup – July 2018”

New Nonfiction Roundup: June 2018

What’s new in June? A bevy of biographies and memoirs, travel guides to places near and far, and so much more!

6/5: Alone Time – Stephanie Rosenbloom. Consider the pleasures of traveling solo through the author’s visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence and New York.

6/5: Bruce Lee: A Life – Matthew Polly. An authoritative biography of the prominent Asian American actor and martial arts expert who died at 32.

6/5: First in Line – Kate Andersen Brower. The author of The Residence looks at the modern vice-presidency by looking at 13 men who have occupied the role. Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup: June 2018”

New Fiction Roundup – June 2018

6/5: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd – In a near-future world, people’s shadows begin to disappear. Once their shadow is lost, so too are all their memories. Ory and his wife Max have so far escaped the Forgetting, but when Max’s shadow disappears and she runs away, Ory is determined to follow and find her.

6/5: Florida by Lauren Groff – A collection of short stories set in Florida, full of storms, snakes, sinkholes and secrets. By the author of Fates and Furies. Continue reading “New Fiction Roundup – June 2018”

New Fiction Roundup – May 2018

5/1: The Abbot’s Tale by Conn Iggulden – In this gripping historical novel, Iggulden intertwines the story of Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury (later Saint Dunstan) with the story of seven tenth-century kings who struggled to unite the disparate Anglo-Saxon kingdoms into one unified England. For fans of Bernard Cornwell. Continue reading “New Fiction Roundup – May 2018”