Astrid Sees All by Natalie Standiford

The book is set in New York in 1984 when Phoebe is 22 years old and dealing with the recent death of her father. She wants a glamourous lifestyle but can only find work at nightclubs as Astrid the Star Girl who tells celebrities their fortunes with movie tickets....

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

I found this book buried in my bookshelf and I’m so glad I got to it! Bert Cousins shows up uninvited to Franny Keating’s christening party and ends up kissing her mother, Beverly. This small act ends up deeply affecting the four parents and six children involved as...

The Desolations of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs

This is the sixth and final installment of the beloved Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series. It opens immediately after the events of the previous book, in which Jacob Portman is back in his grandfather’s house in Florida after escaping a hollow. He and...

The Writer’s Library by Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager

Nancy Pearl – America’s favorite librarian – and playwright Jeff Schwager interview 23 of today’s living authors to learn which books inspired them and shaped their careers. The authors in The Writer’s Library are: Russell Banks, TC Boyle, Michael Chabon, Susan Choi,...

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Hannah’s husband, Owen, disappears and she finds a simple note: Protect her. Hannah knows the note is about her stepdaughter, 16-year-old Bailey. Owen’s tech firm is being investigated by the FBI and it isn’t clear if he is a suspect or not. And Bailey may know more...

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

Cat is a single woman living in California who returns to her childhood home in Edinburg after her identical twin sister El goes missing while sailing alone. Cat believes El is still alive because they have a “connection” to the each other, their home and the secret...