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The Young of Other Animals

Suggest to readers who aren’t squeamish about violence toward animals and those who appreciate a mother’s redemption arc.

Christmas at Corgi Cove

Although it could use more corgi and more Christmas, this quick-moving novel will especially appeal to readers who like small-town stories and opposites-attract romances, with a sprinkling of the enemies-to-lovers trope.


By the time Maud slowly starts to lay a groundwork for her new single life, readers who enjoy themes of women’s lives and relationships will be fully invested in her journey.

Every Rising Sun

With imaginative creativity and embellishment of its 12th-century Persia setting, this novel is a striking testament to the power of stories.

When I First Held You

This profound story of loss delivers an emotional gut-punch but also displays human resilience. Recommended for fans of Jodi Picoult.

On the Rooftop

The themes of racism, family, and Black lives could make Sexton’s latest a read-alike for the novels of Jacqueline Woodson. A good addition to any public library’s fiction collection.

A Blind Corner

Macy (Mrs.) brings these stories to life with a sharp moral critique and an observant eye.

Out of the Clear Blue Sky

This will be satisfying for readers who like to see a strong woman thrive during times of trial.

Pack Up the Moon

The emotion is heavy in this tearjerker. Reading its dramatic and moving exploration of loss is like being lost on a cold, gray day, with no way home. Higgins’s easy-to-read prose and romanticizing tone make this a good match for fans of Nicholas Sparks.

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