The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Publication Info: Published Sept 24, 2019 by Harper. Hardback edition courtesy of my local library. Other editions available. Summary: Two siblings, Maeve and Danny live with their father in a monstrosity of a house in a town outside of Philadelphia. The time is shortly after the end of the Second World War. Their mother disappeared […]

The Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Publication Info: Published May 14, 2019 by Knopf. Hardback edition courtesy of my local library. Other editions available. Summary: On a summer day in northern Russia, two young sisters vanish without a trace. One witness remembers seeing the girls with a white man and a dark car, but no one, including the police, has any […]

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Publication Info: Published September 4, 2018 by Harper Paperbacks. I read the paperback. Other editions available. Summary: In 1942, Lale Sokolov is transported by train to Auschwitz concentration camp with thousands of other people in cattle cars. He is forced to abandon his personal belongings, is shaved, tattooed and shoved into overcrowded barracks. Hungry and […]

The Birthday Girl by Melissa de la Cruz

Publication Info: Expected publication date, August 6th 2019 by Dutton. Kindle pre-pub edition courtesy of Eidelweiss Above the Treeline. Summary: Ellie de Florent-Stinson is throwing herself a fortieth birthday party. This is no ordinary party with just family and a few friends. This is a blow-out impressive, expensive, over-the-top party in Palm Springs, CA. It’s […]

Bethlehem by Karen Kelly

Publication Info: Expected publication date: July 9th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press. Kindle pre-pub edition courtesy of NetGalley Summary: Joanna Collier recently moved into her husband’s family home in Pennsylvania with her two young children, Charlie and Daisy. Frank Collier moved them there to help his aging mother after his father died. With her husband […]

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Publication Info: Published June 11th 2019 by Crown. E-book kindle edition courtesy of Netgalley. Summary: Helena Smith, a neuroscience researcher, feels disheartened. Her project is about to run out of money and she’s nowhere near a solution. Driven by her desire to help her mother who is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, Helena is […]

The Pallbearer by Jordan Farmer

Publication Info: Published November 6th 2018 by Skyhorse . Pre-pub e-book edition provided by NetGalley. Hardcover, e-book and Kindle available since publication. Summary: Jason Felts is a counselor at the Shelby Youth Correctional Facility in Lynch, West Virginia. When he was younger, he worked as a pallbearer at the local funeral home.  As someone who […]