A descendant of Sally Hemmings and Thomas Jefferson has been drive away from her neighborhood in Charlottesville, VA by a white militia
When Eldon Quint is mistaken for his outlaw tween brother, his son gets killed in the crossfire. Eldon goes on a journey to bury his son, and avenge his death
The Kissing Rabbi: Lust, Betrayal, and a Community Turned Inside Out tells of a charismatic Orthodox rabbi, who’s schmoozing quickly becomes something more
This is a short book, a novella, with a lot to say. The interviewer in this book seem to ask questions she cares about, different from other reporters.
The novel is strongest in its depiction of the day-to-day living with a person suffering from Alzheimer’s. An undignified way to slowly die for those affected.
Nora Seed wants to die, but instead she finds herself in a library where she could live alternate versions of her reality, with different choices to live a life
How Beautiful We Were is, in a word, fatalistic. The villagers are fighting a lost cause,– The David vs. Goliath story slowly morphs into a nuanced conflict.
Solovyov and Larionov by Eugene Vodolazkin (translated from Russian by Lisa C. Hayden) – A Russian novel which is part military history, part academic satire.
Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina is a novel about a Tartar widow who has been exiled to Siberiawinner of the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award & other Russian book awards
The Volunteer by Salvatore Scibona tells of young boy is stranded at Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel Airport in 2010. He speaks no German, it seems as if he was abandoned