Valentine

ValentineA Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick Written with the haunting emotional power of Elizabeth Strout and Barbara Kingsolver, an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s.Mercy is hard in a place like this


Normal People

Normal PeopleAt school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other Hes popular and well adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Mariannes house, a strange and indelible


Conversations with Friends

Conversations with FriendsA sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple Frances is twenty one years old, cool headed, and darkly observant A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind and to the beautiful



Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, OtherJoint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019 Teeming with life and crackling with energy a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families,


My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and RelaxationThis is a novel about a young woman s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn t she She s young, thin,


The Overstory

The OverstoryThe Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of and paean to the natural world From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powerss twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from


The Perfect Nanny

The Perfect NannyWhen Myriam, a French Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children They never dreamed they would find Louise a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family s chic apartment


My Name Is Lucy Barton

My Name Is Lucy BartonLucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation Her mother, to whom she hasn t spoken for many years, comes to see her Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of her life her impoverished childhood in


10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange WorldAn intensely powerful new novel from the best selling author of The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila s consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now