Mary Pauline Lowry’s The Roxy Lettersis the hilarious, wonderfully weird story of an Austin, Texas-native 20-something with big plans to become an artist and take down the Lululemon that’s replaced her favorite local video store – if only she can find the motivation.
Liza Palmer’s The Nobodiesis the hilariously satirical and heartfelt story of a 30-something journalist whose journalism career becomes stagnant, forcing her to start over as a copyright at a trendy LA tech company.
Thank you so much to Flatiron Books for sending me an advanced copy of this wonderful novel.
Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the subtly hilarious story of a woman’s attempt to recreate herself and improve her life. Eleanor Oliphant’s life has been hard. She was separated from her mother at an early age and grew up in foster care. While she’s always had ahome to live in and food to eat, her emotional needs have never been met – not in the entire 30 years of her life. So, for Eleanor, being alone and having no friends was completely fine, as long as she had dinners for one and a social housing roof over her head.
Laurie Frankel’s This Is How It Always Is is the quick-witted story of a modern day family of seven whose youngest son begins wearing dresses and barrettes, carrying purses, and telling his family that when he grows up he wants to be a girl.
Darcey Bell’s A Simple Favor tells the dramatic story of the disappearance of fashionista mother, Emily. She leaves behind a best friend, husband, and son to worry about her whereabouts and cope with the hole she’s left in their lives.