Fiction

Skull Water

Heinz Insu Fenkl

Insu is the son of a Korean mother and a GI father in the U.S. Army. Growing up near the army base in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, he and his two best friends, also “half and halfs,” spend their…


Go as a River

Shelley Read

Iola, Colorado, is a town that was drowned in the early 1960s to create the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Go as a River is a poignant and beautifully written story of love and longing. Tori is a teenager growi…


Brotherless Night

V.V. Ganeshananthan

While I am no longer the version of myself who met with terrorists every day, I also want you to know that when I was that woman, when two terrorists encountered each other in my world, what they said…


The Connellys of County Down

Tracey Lange

A new novel from the author of the instant New York Times bestseller We Are the Brennans When Tara Connelly is released from prison after serving eighteen months on a drug charge, she knows rebuilding…


Every Rising Sun

Jamila Ahmed

In twelfth century Persia, clever and dreamy Scheherazade bears witness to the infidelity of the Malik’s wife. When Scheherazade tells the Malik of what she has seen, she sets the Seljuk Empire on fir…


Reproduction

Louisa Hall

Part autofiction, part biography of Mary Shelley, and part contemporary retelling of Frankenstein, Reproduction considers what it means to create life – and art – in a world that’s in crisis. With its…


The Presence of Absence

Simon Van Booy

As a writer lies dying, he has one last story to tell: a tale of faith and devotion, a meditation on what lies beyond this life, and a prayer of gratitude that may lead to rebirth. This is Simon Van B…


Bootcamp for Broken Hearts

Joanna Bolouri

When the music starts, I feel a wave of relief. I love this song. I start to move. He watches me, his eyes wide like saucers. Hang on, this is a sexy song… oh no, I’m dancing to a sexy song with a twe…


Spear

Nicola Griffith

She grows up in the wild wood, in a cave with her mother, but visions of a faraway lake drift to her on the spring breeze, scented with promise. And when she hears a traveler speak of Artos, king of C…


Take My Hand

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

  Montgomery, Alabama. 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend has big plans to make a difference, especially in her African American community. At the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic…