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French Braid

By Anne Tyler - Published 2022

Genres:

Saga

Anne Tyler knows families: the ebb and flow of relationships across decades, the strengths and foibles of individual members, and the ties connecting ...Read Review

Harlem Sunset (A Harlem Renaissance Mystery)

By Nekesa Afia - Published 2022

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This novel, second in the Harlem Renaissance Mystery series, is a continuation, not a standalone. Not having read Dead Dead Girls first, it ...Read Review

Daughters of the Deer

By Danielle Daniel - Published 2022

Genres:

Literary

Canadian writer Daniel’s poignant historical novel, her adult fiction debut, reveals important truths about Indigenous women’s lives. The daughters of the ...Read Review

The Bangalore Detectives Club

By Harini Nagendra - Published 2022

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

“Women’s dreams were only as big as their husbands’ egos would permit them to be,” thinks Kaveri Murthy, who has recently moved ...Read Review

Mademoiselle Revolution

By Zoe Sivak - Published 2022

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Sivak’s bold debut is an original take on the Haitian and French Revolutions, seen from the viewpoint of a biracial woman awakening ...Read Review

Woman of Light

By Kali Fajardo-Anstine - Published 2022

Genres:

LiteraryWestern

In her first novel, Fajardo-Anstine weaves a sparkling constellation of stories around her heroine, Luz Lopez, an Indigenous Chicano teenager with a rich ...Read Review

Trust

By Hernan Diaz - Published 2022

Genres:

EpicLiterary

Pulitzer finalist Diaz’s brilliantly layered epic unfolds through a quartet of accounts, each of which adds new meaning to the ones that ...Read Review

Black Cake

By Charmaine Wilkerson - Published 2022

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In 2018, after their mother Eleanor’s death, estranged siblings Byron and Benedetta “Benny” Bennett return to their California home for the memorial and ...Read Review

A Sin of Omission

By Marguerite Poland - Published 2022

Genres:

Literary

A heart-wrenching story elevated through luminous writing, Marguerite Poland’s fictional tribute to a historical Black South African missionary was shortlisted for the 2020 ...Read Review

The Saints of Swallow Hill

By Donna Everhart - Published 2022

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This novel is a terrific find—an engrossing example of Southern historical fiction that’s full of gritty realism, heart, and hope. Everhart ...Read Review

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