Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Backman has a unique way of capturing the everyday and unusual personality quirks in people and this book is no exception. The book opens with an attempted bank robbery the day before New Year’s Eve in Sweden. When the bank robber realizes that it’s a cashless bank...

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

The book opens with two young rookie cops, Francis and Brian, who eventually get married and wind up living next door in the suburbs. Two of their children become best friends, but Francis’ wife Lena struggles to get Brian’s wife Anne to be welcoming. No one has a...

Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen

I have really been into escaping reality right now and devouring books and genres that keep me completely immersed in the story and characters. The book is about two young women who become unlikely friends in Atlantic City. Clara is a teenage boardwalk psychic who...

Mother Daughter Widow Wife by Robin Wasserman

This was a fun, fast read. It opens in 1999, when a woman arrives in Philadelphia with no memory of who she is and where she came from. After bouncing from hospital to shelter to the streets, the woman, nicknamed “Wendy Doe,” finally is placed into the care of the...

Miracle Country by Kendra Atleework

Atleework grew up in the dry desert lands of the Eastern Sierra Nevada in California. Swall Meadows is beautiful, but prone to extreme weather conditions, such as wildfires and blizzards. Atleework and her two siblings love the outdoors and peaceful nature of the...