Testimony by Scott Turow

Were 400 Roma massacred in the last days of the Bosnian war and buried by an explosion that collapsed a coal mine? Attorney Bill ten Boom leaves his life in Kindle County behind to work for the International Criminal Court in The Hague and to investigate that...

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson has spent his entire life as a lawyer working for the unjustly imprisoned, particularly those sentenced to death. He tells the powerful story of one particular prisoner, Walter McMillian, whom he encountered early in his career, on death row for a...

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Beartown is a hockey town, as we are told early and often in this book. It is not possible to live there and not be a fan of the junior and senior teams. Beartown is also a small town on the edge of a forest that has seen better days. Its hopes are in its hockey teams...

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Three widows and their children form a makeshift family in a crumbling Bavarian castle. Marianne von Lingenfels made a promise to her husband’s co-conspirators to protect the widow and children of those who plotted and failed to kill Hitler in 1944. The novel follows...

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay has written elsewhere about the sexual assault she survived as a child. Now she explores how that assault shaped her relationship with her body. These essays are personal, powerful, and...

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Lucy Barton’s hometown and family come to life in this rich and rewarding novel of small town life. Strout tells the interconnected stories of several generations of people living in the same geography, their families, passions, tragedies, and...