Expat community of the Middle East during the rise of the Arab Spring. Both cassie hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U. S. Embassy in jordan, but that’s about all the women have in common. With achingly honest prose and riveting characters, The Confusion of Languages plunges readers into a shattering collision between two women and two worlds, affirming Siobhan Fallon as a powerful voice in American fiction and a storyteller not to be missed.
A gripping, cleverly plotted novel with surprising bite. Phil klay“Mesmerizing and devastating. Two military wives must explore a modern-day, cultural labyrinth in this insatiable read.
Only Ever HerDid she have second thoughts? or has something much worse happened to the bride-to-be?While her loved ones frantically try to track her down, they’re forced to grapple with their own secrets—secrets with the power to reframe entire relationships, leaving each to wonder how well they really knew Annie and how well they know themselves.
Friends and family are gathering in anticipation. Except that Annie herself has vanished. Everything is going according to plan. Preparations are in order. Unputdownable!” —robyn carr, new york times bestselling author Annie Taft’s wedding is four days away, and it will be one of the grandest anyone can remember in her small South Carolina town.
The Devil Walks in MattinglyHis actions will plunge the quiet town of Mattingly into darkness. And the last thing they expect to receive. It has been twenty years since Philip McBride's body was found along the riverbank in the dark woods known as Happy Hollow. A false heaven to a terrible hell, then back again to a glorious grace. Publishers weekly"The Devil Walks in Mattingly .
When taylor finds mysterious footprints leading from the Hollow, he believes his redemption has come. His narrative moves the reader from. And high in the mountains, Taylor Hathcock lives in seclusion and fear, fueled by madness and hatred. Yet what cannot be laid to rest is bound to rise again. But three people have carried the truth ever since—Philip didn't kill himself that day.
Recalls flannery O'Conner with its glimpses of the grotesque and supernatural. BookPage. He was murdered.
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home CooksThe author of the new york times bestseller The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry tells the inspiring story of how she helped nine others find their inner cook. After graduating from le cordon bleu in paris, writer Kathleen Flinn returned with no idea what to do next, until one day at a supermarket she watched a woman loading her cart with ultraprocessed foods.
The kitchen counter cooking school includes practical, and strategies to get the most from their grocery dollar, healthy tips that boost readers' culinary self-confidence, and simple recipes that get readers cooking. Flinn's "chefternal" instinct kicked in: she persuaded the stranger to reload with fresh foods, offering her simple recipes for healthy, easy meals.
Do Not Become Alarmed: A NovelWhen liv and nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The moving and suspenseful new novel that Ann Patchett calls "smart and thrilling and impossible to put down. Do not become alarmed is a story about the protective force of innocence and the limits of parental power, and an insightful look at privileged illusions of safety.
The adults are lulled by the ship’s comfort and ease. The four children—ages six to eleven—love the nonstop buffet and their newfound independence. The disintegration of the world the families knew—told from the perspectives of both the adults and the children—is both riveting and revealing. The book that every reader longs for.
This summer’s undoubtable smash hit… an addictive, heart-palpitating story. Marie clairethe sun is shining, the sea is blue, the children have disappeared. The parents, accustomed to security and control, turn on each other and blame themselves, while the seemingly helpless children discover resources they never knew they possessed.
But when they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor misfortunes and miscalculations leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. One minute the children are there, and the next they’re gone. Celebrated for her spare and moving fiction, Maile Meloy has written a gripping novel about how quickly what we count on can fall away, and the way a crisis shifts our perceptions of what matters most.
The Queen of HeartsAs it becomes evident that emma must have known more than she revealed about circumstances that nearly derailed both their lives, Zadie starts to question everything she thought she knew about her closest friend. Their lives in charlotte, are chaotic but fulfilling, North Carolina, until the return of a former colleague unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years.
As chief resident, nick xenokostas was the center of Zadie's life--both professionally and personally--throughout a tragic chain of events during her third year of medical school that she has long since put behind her. Nick's unexpected reappearance at a time of new professional crisis shocks both women into a deeper look at the difficult choices they made at the beginning of their careers.
Now they're happily married wives and mothers with successful careers--Zadie as a pediatric cardiologist and Emma as a trauma surgeon. A powerful debut novel, and hypable, bustle, praised by The New York Times, that pulses with humor and empathy as it explores the heart's capacity for forgiveness.
. Zadie anson and emma colley have been best friends since their early twenties, when they first began navigating serious romantic relationships amid the intensity of medical school.
What We Were PromisedSunny, the family's housekeeper, is a keen but silent observer of these tensions. One morning, in the eighth tower of Lanson Suites, Lina discovers that a treasured ivory bracelet has gone missing. From a silk-producing village in rural china, up the corporate ladder in suburban America, What We Were Promised explores the question of what we owe to our country, our families, and back again to the post-Maoist nouveaux riches of modern Shanghai, and ourselves.
Meanwhile, lina, lonely in her new life of leisure, assumes the modern moniker taitai-a housewife who does no housework at all. When qiang reappears in shanghai after decades on the run with a local gang, the family must finally come to terms with the past and its indelible mark on their futures. After years of chasing the American dream, the Zhen family has moved back to China.
This incident sets off a wave of unease that ripples throughout the Zhen household. Settling into a luxurious serviced apartment in Shanghai, Lina, join an elite community of Chinese-born, Karen, and their daughter, Wei, Western-educated professionals who have returned to a radically transformed city. Set in modern shanghai, a debut by a Chinese-American writer about a prodigal son whose unexpected return forces his newly wealthy family to confront painful secrets and unfulfilled promises.
An unmarried woman trying to carve a place for herself in society, she understands the power of well-kept secrets. Wei, a marketing strategist, bows under the guilt of not having engaged in nobler work. She is haunted by the circumstances surrounding her arranged marriage to Wei and her lingering feelings for his brother, Qiang.
You Know When the Men Are GoneSoldiers prepare to fight, and where their families are left to cope after the men are gone. Gripping, straight-up, no-nonsense stories about American soldiers and their families. There is the foreign born wife who has tongues wagging over her late hours, and the military intelligence officer who plans a covert mission against his own home.
Powerful, and unforgettable, singular, these stories will resonate deeply with readers and mark the debut of a talent of tremendous note. They’ll meet a wife who discovers unsettling secrets when she hacks into her husband’s email, and a teenager who disappears as her mother fights cancer. Simple, tough, and true.
The new york times“Prose that's brave and honest. People“Terrific. And terrifically illuminating. The washington postan award-winning story collection from the author of The Confusion of Languages. Through fiction of dazzling skill and astonishing emotional force, Siobhan Fallon welcomes readers into the American army base at Fort Hood, Texas, where U.
Good Morning, Midnight: A Novel. The scientists are forced to evacuate, but Augustine stubbornly refuses to abandon his work. In crystalline prose, good morning, midnight poses the most important questions: What endures at the end of the world? How do we make sense of our lives? Lily Brooks-Dalton’s captivating debut is a meditation on the power of love and the bravery of the human heart.
At the same time, mission Specialist Sullivan is aboard the Aether on its return flight from Jupiter. They are alone. So far the journey has been a success. Brooks-dalton’s heartfelt debut novel unfolds at a perfect pace as it asks readers what will be left when everything in the world is gone. Booklist “good morning, Midnight is a remarkable and gifted debut novel.
Lily brooks-dalton is an uncanny chronicler of desolate spaces, whether it’s the cold expanse of the universe or the deepest recesses of the human heart. Colson whitehead “with imagination, empathy, and insight into unchanged and unchangeable human nature, Lily Brooks-Dalton takes us on an emotional journey in this beautiful debut.
Yiyun li “a truly original novel, otherworldly and profoundly human. John mandel’s station eleven and kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora will appreciate the Brooks-Dalton’s exquisite exploration of relationships in extreme environments.
Harry's Trees: A NovelWhen his wife dies suddenly, despairing, Harry, retreats north to lose himself in the remote woods of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. Discovering harry while roaming the forest, Oriana believes that he holds the key to righting her world. Harry reluctantly agrees to help Oriana carry out an astonishing scheme inspired by a book given to her by the town librarian, Olive Perkins.
. Together, harry and oriana embark on a golden adventure that will fulfill Oriana’s wild dream—and ultimately open Harry’s heart to new life. A grieving widower, a courageous librarian and a mysterious book come together in an uplifting tale of love, loss, a determined girl, friendship and redemption.
Thirty-four-year-old Harry Crane works as an analyst for the US Forest Service. She and her mother, amanda, are struggling to pick up the pieces from their own tragic loss of Oriana’s father. But fate intervenes in the form of a fiercely determined young girl named Oriana.
Ginny Moon: A NovelShe’s mostly your average teenager—she plays flute in the high school band, has weekly basketball practice, and reads Robert Frost poems in English class. It’s a story about being an outsider trying to find a place to belong and about making sense of a world that just doesn’t seem to add up. She’ll even try to get herself kidnapped.
Ginny moon is a brilliant debut. But ginny is autistic. Told in an extraordinary and wholly original voice, charming, Ginny Moon is at once quirky, heartbreaking, and poignant. After being traumatically taken from her abusive birth mother and moved around to different homes, Ginny has finally found her "forever home"—a safe place with parents who will love and nurture her.
She’ll steal and lie and exploit the good intentions of those who love her—anything it takes to get back what’s missing in her life. I was unable to put the book down…. And so what’s important to her might seem a bit…different: starting every day with exactly nine grapes for breakfast, her baby doll, Michael Jackson, and crafting a secret plan of escape.
This is exactly what all foster kids are hoping for, right?But Ginny has other plans. Taking you into the mind of a curious and deeply human character, Benjamin Ludwig’s novel affirms that fiction has the power to change the way we see the world. Brilliant.