What We're Reading
The Awkward Squad by Sophie Henaff
A Parisian police squad specifically designed to corral misfits and make the rest of the department look good lands a pair of cold cases that promptly turn red-hot.
Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
Villanelle (a codename, of course) is one of the world's most skilled assassins. A catlike psychopath whose love for the creature comforts of her luxurious lifestyle is second only to her love of the game, she specializes in murdering the world's richest and most powerful. But when she murders an influential Russian politician, she draws a relentless foe to her tail. Codename Villanelle is a sleek, fast-paced international thriller and is the inspiration for the TV sensation Killing Eve, starring Sandra Oh.
A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell
A single mother's life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes, an inexplicable event that prompts her to reach out to her blog readers and the missing woman's handsome husband before nightmarish realities come to light. Soon to be a major motion picture.
The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman
Mother American Night by John Perry Barlow
Traces the remarkable life story of the Grateful Dead lyricist and digital free speech advocate, describing his upbringing among elite Wyoming ranchers, his vigorous advocacy of Internet freedoms and his relationships with figures ranging from Jerry Garcia and Jackie Kennedy Onassis to Steve Jobs.
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
An illustrated response to the tragic human realities of the refugee crisis presents a father's letter to his young son on the eve of a dangerous sea crossing, as he reflects on their life before the war in Syria.
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
In a novel imbued with magical realism, when Sabrina Nielsen arrives at her 30th birthday dinner in New York City, she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also her favorite professor from college; her father; her ex-fiance, Tobias; and Audrey Hepburn.
The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King
The first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, the author traces the iconic children's program host's personal, professional and artistic life through decades of work.