White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Unlikely friends Archie Jones and Samid Iqbal meet during their World War II service for the British and settle near each other in London. This expansive novel follows their marriages and the lives of their children in an increasingly multicultural city. Samid’s...

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

The story opens with a mystery: why did Sportcoat, a cranky, forever drunk, deacon of the local Five Ends Baptist Church, shoot the local drug dealer at point-blank range? Deems, the dealer, survives, and McBride takes us on a journey through the relationships and...

The Best of Me by David Sedaris

David Sedaris reading the audiobook of his own work is always a treat to be savored. Here he has collected what he judges to be some of his best work from the past, as well as some new essays. Most are very funny, with those dealing with his mother’s alcoholism, his...

The Searcher by Tana French

Cal Hooper is a retired and divorced Chicago cop who moves to rural Ireland and buys a decrepit farmhouse to renovate. Trey Reddy is a thirteen-year-old from a local outcast family desperate to learn the fate of the nineteen-year-old brother who disappeared some...

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

What would your life look like if you had made a different decision and taken a radically different path? Dawn, the heroine of The Book of Two Ways, was a PhD candidate in Egyptology in love with a fellow student when her mother became terminally ill with cancer back...

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

If you wondered, when reading The Handmaid’s Tale, how Gilead came to be, Atwood provides some answers in this novel from the point of view of Aunt Lydia, the most powerful Aunt of all. Atwood connects Lydia’s story with the stories of two other young women: a girl...