Ginny Moon, the title character in Benjamin Ludwig’s artful debut, is autistic. Her adoptive parents need Ginny to be on good behavior since they are expecting a child. Instead, Ginny grows more difficult as she becomes obsessed with finding her abusive birth mom. In Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, a socially awkward office worker’s life takes a turn when she and the Office IT guy help an elderly man who collapses in the street. This “charmer” is “satisfyingly quirky” (NYT). In Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone, Patrick Phaedra weaves a tale about a sad older man whose life gets a jump start when the teenage daughter of his estranged brother shows up from America on his doorstep. In The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green, B-movie star Ronni Sunshine left show biz to raise a family –and never let her daughters forget it. Now on in years, she calls them home. But will they come?
Quotable"No place is as totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest." - Lady Bird Johnson