The Dive From Clausen’s Pier: Ann Packer


Ann Packer’s The Dive From Clausen’s Pier is the agonizing story of a young woman’s harsh transition to independent adulthood. When Carrie’s fiance, Mike – with whom she’s been in a relationship since high school – dives from a pier into shallow water and breaks his neck, she must face decisions about her life and relationship that – until now – she’s been able to sweep under the rug.

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The Woman in the Window: A. J. Finn


A. J. Finn’s psychological thriller, The Woman in the Window, follows the mundane life of severely agoraphobic Anna, who fills her days confined at home by tracking the lives of her neighbors, playing chess, counseling other agoraphobes online, watching old black and white movies, and drinking wine – lots of wine. Life restricted within her home is dreadfully boring. That is, until new neighbors move in across the park and she meets Jane. Or is she really Jane? Or is Jane even real?

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My Absolute Darling: Gabriel Tallent


Gabriel Tallent’s My Absolute Darling is a devastating story of the resilience of children, despite the wickedness of the world they’re born into. 13-year-old Turtle was dealt a bad hand. She does not live – she only survives the trails of her relationship with her wicked father, fending for herself in the wilderness and convincing herself that she is loved and well-cared-for.

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