THERE THERE by Tommy Orange
a powerful novel about contemporary Native Americans living in Oakland
DO NOT BECOME ALARMED by Maile Meloy
two families on a cruise vacation discover just how wrong things can go
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
In a family who try to live a very controlled life, the messiness of living in the moment changes everything
THE BOOK OF JOY by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama
When two spiritual leaders spend a week together discussing life, journalist Douglas Abram records their conversations.
HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS by Luis Alberto Urrea
a family story about life, death, outrageous behavior, heroism, mistakes, love, and hilarity
THE FEMALE PERSUASION by Meg Wolitzer
a novel of women and feminism revolving around a young woman starting college in 2006
WARLIGHT by Michael Ondaatje
the espionage, secret mission and spy-operatives of post World War II as seen through the eyes of two young teens whose parents have left them in the care of some very odd characters
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens
A young woman living alone in the marshlands of North Carolina is accused of a murder
UNSHELTERED by Barbara Kingsolver
The stories of two families living in the same house, but 200 years apart, illustrate the problems that result from only looking at information that sustains the beliefs one already holds.
THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV by Elizabeth Berg
Amidst all of the angst and difficulties of life, this feel-good novel about an elderly widow, a teen girl, and an elderly spinster who find family together was a pleasure to read.