What We're Reading
A Separation by Katie Kitamura
Separating from her faithless husband, only to be drawn into the investigation of his disappearance, a young woman travels to a remote region of the southern Peloponnese, where she traces the failure of the relationship and discovers how little she knew about the man she once loved. At once cool and burning, the author's probing psychological tale benefits from its narrator's precise observations and nimble use of language.
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
Aspiring writer Maurice Swift, whose desire for fame exceeds his talent, uses a chance meeting with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann to obtain secrets about Ackermann's WWII activities, which becomes material for his first novel.
How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery
Becoming by Michelle Obama
An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
When Carly Sears discovers that her unborn baby has a heart defect, she is devastated, but her physicist brother-in-law tells her there may be a way to save her baby, if she takes a leap of faith. This is a page-turning crowd-pleaser.
Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents by Pete Souza
The former official White House photographer compares the most recent two administrations via photos of Barack Obama side-by-side with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
November Road by Lou Berney
A street lieutenant for a New Orleans mob boss flees when his knowledge about JFK's assassination makes him a target, a situation that is dangerously complicated by his relationship with housewife escaping a failed marriage.
Lies by T.M. Logan
She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore
Reimagines the story of Liberia's early years through three individuals who share an uncommon bond, as they navigate the tense relationship between African American settlers and the indigenous tribes.