In the Middle of Hickory Lane by Heather Webber

Description Emme Wynn has wanted nothing more her whole life than to feel like part of a family. Having grown up on the run with her con artist mother, she’s been shuffled from town to town, drawn into bad situations, and has learned some unsavory habits that she’s tried hard to overcome. When her estrangedContinue reading “In the Middle of Hickory Lane by Heather Webber”

The White Hare by Jane Johnson

Description In a valley steeped in legend lies an abandoned house where Edens may be lost, found and remade… The White Valley in the far west of Cornwall cuts deeply through bluebell woods down to the sea. The house above the beach has lain neglected since the war. It comes with a reputation, which isContinue reading “The White Hare by Jane Johnson”

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Description From the best-selling author of Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, a stunning new novel—his first since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature—about the wondrous, mysterious nature of the human heart. From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behavior ofContinue reading “Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro”

Ma and Me by Putsata Reang

Description When Putsata Reang was eleven months old, her family fled war-torn Cambodia, spending twenty-three days on an overcrowded navy vessel before finding sanctuary at an American naval base in the Philippines. Holding what appeared to be a lifeless baby in her arms, Ma resisted the captain’s orders to throw her bundle overboard. Instead, onContinue reading “Ma and Me by Putsata Reang”

Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby

Description A black father and a white father join forces on a crusade for revenge against the people who murdered their gay sons, by S.A. Crosby, the award-winning author of Blacktop Wasteland. Ike Randolph has been out of jail for 15 years, with not so much as a speeding ticket in all that time. ButContinue reading “Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby”

The Frog Hunter: A Story About the Vietnam War, an Inkblot Test and a Girl

by T. B. Stamper Description The Frog Hunter: A Story about the Vietnam War, an Inkblot Test and a Girl, is a memoir that reads stranger than fiction. The author takes his readers on a fascinating, often humorous, and emotionally moving journey from deadly Ranger missions in Vietnam, to betrayal by his superior officers atContinue reading “The Frog Hunter: A Story About the Vietnam War, an Inkblot Test and a Girl”

Lost World and Mythological Kingdoms

by Tobias S. Buckell; James L. Cambias; Becky Chambers; Kate Elliott; C.C. Finlay; Jeffrey Ford; Theodora Goss; Darcie Little Badger; Jonathan Maberry; Seanan McGuire; An Owomoyela; Dexter Palmer; Cadwell Turnbull; Genevieve Valentine; Carrie Vaughn; Charles Yu; E. Lily Yu Description “Here be dragons . . . and a lot of stories that would make aContinue reading “Lost World and Mythological Kingdoms”

Longing and Be-Longing

Poems, Prayers, & Reflections by Paulette Rochelle-Levy Description An adventurous psychotherapist, Paulette Rochelle-Levy invites the reader to “Take off your shoes, take off your shoes and dare to cross into the not too deep, not too cold rushing water of the springtime river. A whole wilderness is coming out to meet you.” Through poems prayersContinue reading “Longing and Be-Longing”

Only For My Daughter by Emma Robinson

Description It is a day that starts like any other day. But when Samantha is called by the hospital to say her fifteen-year-old daughter Keira has been hurt and is in a coma, and Julia’s daughter Grace comes home covered in blood, refusing to speak, two mothers’ lives come crashing down. More than ten yearsContinue reading “Only For My Daughter by Emma Robinson”

The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

Description The Kaiju Preservation Society is John Scalzi’s first standalone adventure since the conclusion of his New York Times bestselling Interdependency trilogy. When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who worksContinue reading “The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi”