Glass Houses by Louise Penny

This is the 13th Inspector Gamache novel, and I am an unabashed fan. Gamache is now the head of the Surete de Quebec. He and Reine-Marie live in Three Pines, and are thoroughly integrated into village life. One day, a dark figure, masked and gowned in black, appears...

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Louise, a single mom, is a secretary in a psychiatrists’ practice. One night, out at a bar, she meets a man, sparks fly, and they share a kiss. The next day, the man, David, shows up in the practice as her new boss. Meanwhile, his wife, Adele, befriends Louise while...

The Burning Girl by Claire Messud (August 29 release)

Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school in their small Massachusetts town. Their family lives are very different, and as they enter adolescence, they grow apart. Cassie’s journey to find her biological father and answers about her background put her...

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Based on a true story. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday works at the French consulate at the beginning of World War II and becomes involved in the efforts to help people caught in the war overseas, and with a married French actor. In Germany, Herta Oberhauser is a...

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

This memoir has been all over the news lately, as its author explores the difficulty and trauma of his childhood and how he eventually became a Yale educated lawyer. Vance’s mother struggled with addiction; a never-ending stream of unsuitable men were a part of his...