New Reads for the New Year

    • Hawkins, Rachel
      The Wife Upstairs
      Summary:A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Megan Miranda.

    • Benjamin, Melanie
      The Children’s Blizzard
      Summary:From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife comes a story of courage on the prairie, inspired by the devastating storm that struck the Great Plains in 1888.

    • Okorafor, Nnedi
      Remote control
      Summary:“The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From here on in she would be known as Sankofa–a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past. Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks-alone, except for her fox companion-searching for the object that came from the sky and gave itself to her when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers. But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion?”–Provided by publisher

    • Cross-Smith, Leesa
      This Close to Okay
      Summary:A recently divorced therapist spots a man standing on the edge of a bridge and convinces him to join her for coffee instead of jumping and the pair spend a cathartic weekend sharing secrets and angsts.

    • Jones Jr, Robert
      The Prophets
      Summary:“A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.”–Provided by publisher

    • Cousens, Sophie
      This time next year
      Summary:“Their lives began together, but their worlds couldn’t be more different. After thirty years of missed connections, they’re about to meet again…”

    • Hahn, Sumi
      The mermaid from Jeju : a novel
      Summary:A talented young deep-sea diver from occupied 1948 Korea’s neighboring Jeju Island visits Mt. Halla for her family’s annual trading trip before her romance with a mountain youth is upended by family tragedy and political turbulence.

    • Askaripour, Mateo
      Black Buck
      Summary:For fans of Sorry to Bother You and The Wolf of Wall Street–a blazing, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone black salesman at a mysterious, cultlike, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems.