In “Normal People”, Sally Rooney crafts a story about two unlikely friends and an intense artist. “A Woman is no Man” by Etaf Rum is a “a must-read about women mustering up the bravery to follow their inner voice.” On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” is a “shattering portrait of a family’ by first time novelist. “Mrs. Everything” by Jennifer Weiner follows sisters from the 50’s to the present. “Ask again Yes” by Mary Beth Keane is family saga about two Irish American families in a New York suburb.