The dog days of summer are officially upon us! Beat the heat under a shady tree or in your favorite air-conditioned café (with a caffeinated drink to keep you turning pages) with these novels new in paperback. A Book Club Favorites pick, novels set in the future, in different countries, and a novel about lifelong friendship—these books should keep you busy for the rest of the summer.
Not only is Diane Setterfield’s beguiling novel now available in paperback, it’s also the July Book Club Favorites pick! This richly imagined, gripping novel is about the devastating loss of a little girl and her miraculous return—unless it’s not the same girl at all. From the bestselling author of THE THIRTEENTH TALE, ONCE UPON A RIVER is an enchanting story of folklore and science, magic and myth.
Sporting a vibrant tropical cover—perfect for summer—Samuel Park’s THE CAREGIVER is set in Rio de Janeiro—making it the armchair travel book you’ll need if you’re opting for a staycation this summer. This beautiful novel centers on a young woman who unearths her mother's hidden life—including involvement with a civil rebel group in 1980s Brazil. Written with vivid imagery and subtle poignancy, this novel asks us who we are—as children and parents, immigrants and citizens, and ultimately, humans looking for vital connectivity.
Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she thinks about her lifelong friend Elsie and wonders if a terrible secret from their past is about to come to light. Is the charming new resident who suddenly appeared who he claims to be? Why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago? And why will no one listen to her concerns?
Black Mirror and Philip K. Dick fans, FOE is the perfect combination of how rapidly changing technology will affect our future and a study of human relationships. In Iain Reid’s psychological thriller, a couple’s quiet, isolated life is upended when a man in a suit visits them at their secluded home. The mysterious man informs them that the husband has been randomly selected to participate in the OuterMore program which will take him very far away—and that’s only the start of the strange events that unravel the couple’s marriage.
A different kind of dystopian novel, VOX imagines a future America (a future that may be too close for comfort) where women are only allotted a hundred words to speak per day. This policy soon this prevents women, almost entirely stripped of their voices, from holding jobs and girls from learning to read or write. Dr. Jean McClellan must fight to reclaim her voice for her daughter and every woman who’s been silenced.
Part love triangle, part suspense, this witty debut follows two Nigerian sisters, Korede and Ayoola, who have a dark secret—Ayoola is a sociopath whose boyfriends keep turning up dead. When Korede’s crush—a handsome doctor at the hospital where she works—asks for Ayoola’s phone number, Korede must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she’s willing to go to protect her.