Tag: Literary

The Dream Thief

The underground dream trade is growing hotter by the second, and the Dream Merchant’s top delivery girl Jesse Davison wants out. She knows the ugly truth—that playing around with dreams can drive you crazy, or worse. But it turns out freeing herself from the Dream Merchant isn’t Jesse’s biggest worry, and neither is the fact that her feelings for ex-boyfriend Will are resur... »

The Little French Bistro

**NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop, an extraordinary novel about self-discovery and new beginnings. Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage.  After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne le... »

My Best Friend’s Girl

When Kamryn Ryn Matika gets a call from college friend Adele Del Brannon, she reluctantly heads to the hospital where Adele is dying of cancer. The two had been odd couple friends (working-class Ryn is black, posh Adele is white) while attending Leeds University, but their friendship did not survive Del’s admission of an affair with Ryn’s fiance Nate Turner, which also ended Ryn’... »

Marshmallows for Breakfast

A young woman with plenty of issues gets sucked into her landlord’s domestic woes in Koomson’s heartwarming second novel (after My Best Friend’s Girl). When Kendra Tamale moves back to her native England after a stint in Australia, she rents an apartment and becomes enmeshed in the lives of her landlord, Kyle, and his six-year-old twins. His wife’s recently left him, and hi... »

He, She and It

This is Piercy’s first full-fledged foray into science fiction, although Woman on the Edge of Time ( LJ 6/1/76) flirted with the genre. In the 21st century the world has been ravaged by environmental disaster and war, with much of the populace living in corporate domes. Depressed over child custody problems with Josh, her ex-husband, Shira Shipman returns to her childhood home, one of the fe... »

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Steel Magnolias meets The Help in Beth Hoffman’s New York Times bestselling Southern debut novel, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her mother, Camille, the town’s tiara-wearing, lipstick-smeared laughingstock, a woman who is trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen of Georgia.... »

No Such Thing as Perfect

College was supposed to be perfect. She was supposed to be perfect. For Lily Drummond, life is about following the rules. To be specific, her mother’s rules. College fit into the plan – maintain perfect grades, date the perfect guy, and live the perfect life. On her own, though, Lily realizes that she doesn’t actually have a plan. Without being told what to think and do, she keep... »

Foreign Gods, Inc.

Foreign Gods, Inc., tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. Ike’s plan is fueled by desperation. Despite a degree in economics from a major American college, his strong accent has barred him from the corporate world. Forced to eke out a living as a cab driver... »

My Best Friend’s Girl

When Kamryn Ryn Matika gets a call from college friend Adele Del Brannon, she reluctantly heads to the hospital where Adele is dying of cancer. The two had been odd couple friends (working-class Ryn is black, posh Adele is white) while attending Leeds University, but their friendship did not survive Del’s admission of an affair with Ryn’s fiance Nate Turner, which also ended Ryn’... »

Marshmallows for Breakfast

A young woman with plenty of issues gets sucked into her landlord’s domestic woes in Koomson’s heartwarming second novel (after My Best Friend’s Girl). When Kendra Tamale moves back to her native England after a stint in Australia, she rents an apartment and becomes enmeshed in the lives of her landlord, Kyle, and his six-year-old twins. His wife’s recently left him, and hi... »