Sick of binging on Netflix? Are you looking for something new? Here are four great
The Glass Hotel~Emily St. John Mandel
"Rife with unexpected beauty, The Glass Hotel is a captivating portrait of greed and guilt, love and delusion, ghosts and unintended consequences, and the infinite ways we search for meaning in our lives."
Emily St. John Mandel, the author of Station Eleven, slays it again detailing the journey of Vincent, a daughter, bartender, wife, and a missing person. Set against the background of a collapsing international Ponzi scheme and the consequent fallout, we follow Vincent's search for meaning in her life.
The Book of Longings~Sue Monk Kidd
"An inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her." -Back Cover Blurb
This meticulously researched novel gives voice to the brilliant and rebellious Ana, sister of Judas, and wife of Jesus. This speculative history explores what life was like for a devout Jewish woman living under Herod Antipas, ruler of Galilee. Sue Monk Kidd beautifully portrays Jesus focusing on his humanity and humility as he follows his calling and builds his ministry.
All Adults Here~Emma Straub
Astric Strick, the widowed matriarch, witnesses a bus accident causing her to reexamine her role as a mother. Her bullied granddaughter, Cecilia, moves in with her for a fresh start at a new school. The reader follows along as Astrid learns to parent her granddaughter, follow her heart, and repair her relationships with her three adult children. All Adults Here examines family subjects from the bonds of adult siblings, parenting, bullying, sexuality, and the lasting effects of birth order.
The Last Bathing Beauty~Amy Sue Nathan
A 1950's resort on Lake Michigan's edge is the backdrop for this coming of age story. Betty Stern spends her last summer before college working at her family's resort, exploring first love, and prepping for the annual Miss South Haven pageant. In the character of Betty, Amy Sue Nathan richly portrays both a young woman at the edge of a limitless future and a senior woman reflecting on the life she led.
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