CHANEL BONFIRE: A Memoir by Wendy Lawless...From living at the Dakota in 1960s Manhattan to London’s swinging town houses and beyond, Wendy Lawless and her younger sister navigated day-to-day life as their unstable and fabulously neglectful mother, Georgann, chased her delusions, suffered dramatic breakdowns, and survived suicide attempts. With clear-eyed grace and flashing wit, Lawless portrays the highs and lows of her unhinged upbringing.
BRINGING IN FINN: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story by Sara Connell...Moving, inspiring, and ultimately triumphant, BRINGING IN FINN is an extraordinary tale of despair, hope, forgiveness, and redemption—and the discovery that when it comes to unconditional love, there are no limits to what can be achieved.
THE PURE GOLD BABY by Margaret Drabble...The Pure Gold Baby is a brilliant, prismatic novel that takes us into that place with satiric verve, trenchant commentary, and a movingly intimate story of the unexpected transformations at the heart of motherhood.
FRIENDKEEPING: A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can't Live Without by Julie Klam...With humor and warmth, Klam shares stories that get to the heart of modern friendships, drawing in particular on her relationships with her four closest friends.
MARGOT by Jillian Cantor...In the spring of 1959, "The Diary of Anne Frank" has just come to the silver screen to great acclaim, and a young woman named Margie Franklin is working in Philadelphia as a secretary at a Jewish law firm. Margie has a secret: Margie Franklin is really Margot Frank, older sister of Anne, who instead escaped the Nazis for America. But now, as her sister becomes a global icon, Margie’s carefully constructed American life begins to fall apart.
TWO OF A KIND by Yona Zeldis McDonough...Widow, Christina Connelly gets set up with arrogant, if handsome, doctor Andy Stern at her friend’s wedding. This is never going to work, Andy thinks. Still grieving his wife and struggling with a troubled son, he’s not looking for a woman, and certainly not someone as frosty and reserved as Christina. Their relationship will be strictly business. Yet to everyone’s surprise—including their own—these two find themselves falling in love…
THE PASSION OF THE PURPLE PLUMERIA: A Pink Carnation Novel by Lauren Willig...Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation novels have been hailed as “sheer fun” and “charming.” Now she takes readers on an adventure filled with hidden treasure and a devilishly handsome English colonel....
SHAKE DOWN THE STARS by Renee Swindle...Renée Swindle’s SHAKE DOWN THE STARS is a rich, savvy exploration of the many kinds of love, loss, and dysfunction that can unearth us or save us, bedevil us or deliver us…as complex and hilarious as it is surprising and lovely.
THE SECRET HISTORY by Stephanie Thornton...In sixth-century Constantinople, one woman, Theodora, defied every convention and all the odds and rose from common theater tart to empress of a great kingdom, the most powerful woman the Roman Empire would ever know...
THE WEDNESDAY DAUGHTERS by Meg Waite Clayton...In the tradition of Kristin Hannah and Karen Joy Folwer, Meg Waite Clayton, bestselling author of THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS, returns with an enthralling new novel of mothers, daughters, and the secrets and dreams passed down through generations.
THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman...A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.
THE GUEST HOUSE by Erika Marks (June 2013) For generations, the natives of Harrisport have watched wealthy summer families descend on their Cape Cod town, inhabiting the massive cottages along the town’s best stretches of beachfront. But when rich Southerner Tucker Moss breaks the heart of local girl Edie Wright in the summer of 1966, an enduring war starts between the two families that lasts for generations....
I'LL BE SEEING YOU by Suzanne Hayes, Loretta Nyhan (June 2013) A collaboration of two authors whose own beautiful story mirrors that on the page, I'll Be Seeing You is a deeply moving union of style and charm. Filled with unforgettable characters and grace, it is a timeless celebration of friendship and the strength and solidarity of women.
LOVE REHAB by Jo Piazza (June 2013) For anyone who has ever overdosed on love—or planned the wedding before the second date—Jo Piazza’s dazzling debut novel is a must-read…Cyber-stalking, drive-bys, drunken text messaging, creating fake email accounts—you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to love. Love is a drug and the only things that can save us are the steps, rules, and one another…
A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS by Deanna Raybourn (May 2013)...Delilah Drummond is exiled to Kenya and her favorite stepfather's savanna manor house. Only when this sacred place is profaned by bloodshed does Delilah discover what is truly worth fighting for—and what she can no longer live without.
THE INTERESTINGS by Meg Wolitzer (May 2013)..."The Interestings" explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.
AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED by Khaled Hosseini (May 2013)...Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe, the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
MOTHERLAND by William Nicholson (April 2013)...Motherland is a compelling, page-turning narrative brimming with stunning war scenes, pageantry, politics, and questions about faith and art, as well as quiet, intimate moments of passion, doubt, and longing.