Helen Phillips, author of the critically acclaimed novelThe Beautiful Bureaucratis back! This time she lends her quirky charm to a new collection of short stories,Some Possible Solutions.
In this collection, Phillips asked a series of "what ifs": What if you knew the exact date of your death? What if your city was filled with doppelgängers of you? Into these scenarios, she throws characters searching for intimacy and struggling to resolve their relationships with each other.
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her book The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey returns with a stunning second novel To the Bright Edge of the World. In the winter of 1885, decorated war colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition up the Wolverine River and into the Alaskan Territory. He leaves behind his newly pregnant wife Sophie, who longs to join him on the journey but finds herself restrained by societal expectations. The coming winter will test them both and the course of that fateful year changes both of their lives forever. Guest are invited for tea, coffee, treats, and a literary afternoon discussion.
New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Parkhurst returns with an emotionally wrenching story of how a seemingly "normal" family could become desperate enough to leave everything behind and move to a "family camp" in New Hampshire.
Harmony tells the story of a desperate mother, Alexandra, who moves her family to Camp Harmony when her oldest daughter is deemed to be developing abnormally. Trusting in child behavior guru Scott Bean will push the family o the limit in this story of the strength of love, the bonds of family, and how you survive the unthinkable.
A rich imagining of the story behind one of the greatest American novels, The Whale: A Love Story pictures Herman Melville in the summer of 1850. His career might be coming to an end and creditors are knocking at his door. When he meets Nathaniel Hawthorne at a picnic his life turns upside down. The Whale is a novel that chronicles the imagined love affair that grows out of the serendipitous meeting, with Mark Beauregard filling in the story behind
Moby Dick's famous dedication.
Every now and then we encounter a new book that we're so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we have this special designation to distinguish it from the rest: TC V.I.B. (very impressive book)! That means it's a true stand-out in a season of many excellent and compelling new books.