It is not easy to find a book that everyone will enjoy reading and look forward to discussing. Therefore, I am happy to report that some authors we have turned to for successful book discussions are releasing new books. Here are five new titles, you may want to consider:
A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner
Brette Caslake visits the haunted Queen Mary and makes a discovery that will help solve a 70-year old tragedy involving two European war brides who sailed on the same vessel to New York Harbor in 1946.
Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict Release Date: 1/16/18
With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie’s Maid tells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie’s transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world’s first true philanthropist.
Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar
An African American lawman struggles to come to terms with the moral fallout of crimes committed by his loved ones when he learns that he was wrongly taken from his biological mother and that his white foster father exploited their family’s influence to retain custody.
The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Release Date: 9/12/17
Fighting an ugly custody battle with an artistic tenant who has little regard for the strict rules of their progressive Cleveland suburb, a straitlaced family woman who is seeking to adopt a baby becomes obsessed with exposing the tenant’s past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both of their families.
All summaries are from the publishers.
This article first appeared in Syosset Public Library’s newsletter, The Book Club Insider, July 2017 issue.
-Jean S., Readers’ Services