A Piece of the World by Christina Baler Kline (Orphan Train), imagines the life of the crippled women immortalized in an Andrew Wyeth painting. The Leopard Tree by Jennifer McVeigh is a story of self-discovery set in Kenya at the time of the Mau-Mau uprising. A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates tells how the fates of two families become intertwined when an anti-abortion activist murders a doctor. The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble is a “meditation on modern old age spiked with astringent humor.” History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund is a “captivating debut from a prodigious new talent.” The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead a surreal historical novel in which escaping laves travel an actual train, switching stations and avoiding pursuit in their bid for freedom.
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