Valentine

ValentineA Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick Written with the haunting emotional power of Elizabeth Strout and Barbara Kingsolver, an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s.Mercy is hard in a place like this


Normal People

Normal PeopleAt school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other Hes popular and well adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Mariannes house, a strange and indelible


Conversations with Friends

Conversations with FriendsA sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple Frances is twenty one years old, cool headed, and darkly observant A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind and to the beautiful



Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, OtherJoint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019 Teeming with life and crackling with energy a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families,


My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and RelaxationThis is a novel about a young woman s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn t she She s young, thin,


The Overstory

The OverstoryThe Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of and paean to the natural world From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powerss twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from


The Perfect Nanny

The Perfect NannyWhen Myriam, a French Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children They never dreamed they would find Louise a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family s chic apartment


My Name Is Lucy Barton

My Name Is Lucy BartonLucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation Her mother, to whom she hasn t spoken for many years, comes to see her Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of her life her impoverished childhood in


10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange WorldAn intensely powerful new novel from the best selling author of The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila s consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now


Night Boat to Tangier

Night Boat to TangierIn the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs sit at night, none too patiently It is October 23, 2018, and they are


The Topeka School

The Topeka SchoolFrom the award winning author of 10 04 and Leaving the Atocha Station, a tender and expansive family drama set in the American Midwest at the turn of the century a tale of adolescence, transgression, and the conditions that have given rise to the trolls and tyrants of the new right.Adam Gordon is a


Milkman

MilkmanIn this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman But when first brother in law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start


Lanny

LannyTheres a village sixty miles outside London Its no different from many other villages in England one pub, one church, red brick cottages, council cottages and a few bigger houses dotted about Voices rise up, as they might do anywhere, speaking of loving and needing and working and dying and


Home Fire

Home FireThe suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences Isma is free After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mothers death, shes accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her


Machines Like Me

Machines Like MeBritain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)When Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles Dumbledore is away from Hogwarts for long periods, and the Order of the Phoenix has