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Above the Salt

Overblown writing and an occasionally lagging plot detract from the story. However, this romantic immigrants’ epic novel does capture the depth of the Portuguese experience at a tipping point in American history.

Loved and Missed

Boyt has been compared to Scottish novelist Ali Smith (“Seasonal Quartet”). This tale of sorrow and devotion with a layer of hope is for fans of real-world family fiction focusing on intense situations.

Watch Us Shine

Acclaimed best-seller de los Santos’s writing is effusive and lush, painting poignant scenes like the stroke of an artist’s brush. Her books and characters have a wide following, and her fans will be eagerly awaiting this lovely series installment that can also be read as a stand-alone.

Romantic Comedy

Buy multiple copies and get ready for the movie that’s sure to follow Sittenfeld’s latest novel. She consistently proves herself as one of the most readable contemporary novelists. Her books are impossible to put down, and the characters will continue to swim around in readers’ minds long after the final chapters.

Earth’s the Right Place for Love

Berg continues to channel her own version of Fannie Flagg with her small-town Southern tale that goes back in time to fill in the details of a memorable character’s life.

The Last Chairlift

Irving is a staunch supporter and frank discusser of sexual minorities, sexual politics, and alternative families; here he handles them with grace and gusto. This time, he layers in skiing lore and ghosts among those core topics, creating a hefty heart-wrenching ghost story and family love story of the sort that only Irving can craft.


Schaitkin’s sophomore novel channels early Margaret Atwood, a magical, otherworldly story certain to be on plenty of 2022 “best of” lists.

Reservations for Six

Pull up a chair and watch the drama unfold as these six friends manage the roller coaster of midlife. Marriage, fidelity, parenting, career stress, aging

The Good Son

An engaging journey through redemption, forgiveness, and a mother’s devotion.

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