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The Audrey Hepburn Estate

Janowitz’s (The Grace Kelly Dress) crisply written novel, inspired by the Audrey Hepburn film Sabrina, provides swift twists and turns. The author also ties in neat historical details about Hepburn’s life, making this a fun read for those who like historical fiction.

Her Lost Words: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley

Thornton writes lyrically about the two Marys, and readers will sympathize, deeply, with their struggles to find their own paths. Direct readers who want to learn more about the women’s lives to a nonfiction title, Romantic Outlaws, by Charlotte Gordon.

The Weeds

This subtle, intelligent work—arranged like a catalogue of plants, complete with sketches

The Bandit Queens

This is a deeply human book, with women surviving and overcoming in their culture while still remaining a part of it. Similar in feel to Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.

The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey

The plot twists in the book occasionally stretch the bounds of believability, but readers who love novels filled with family secrets, decrepit mansions, and long-lost journals will enjoy.


The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique

The immediate dislike that Kate and Charles have for each other comes out of the blue Parisian sky. Their subsequent falling in love doesn’t make much more sense, but readers won’t care. A fairy tale, rich with the power of food, scents, and a summer in Paris, awaits them.

Carrie Soto Is Back

Reid (Daisy Jones & the Six) has written another knockout of a book. Public libraries will need multiple copies.

One Dark Window

A finely detailed magical system enriches Gillig’s debut; fantasy readers will enjoy.

Jacqueline in Paris

Readers, especially those fascinated by all things Kennedy, will enjoy.

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