Staff Pick

A Place for Us is an unforgettable novel about an Indian couple who comes to  America and raises their three children in California. They are part of a devout religious Muslim community where being practicing believers is more important than just about anything else. Their way of life sustains and shapes them and also tears them apart. Told from multiple view points and over decades, the novel’s themes of parenting, loss, heartbreak and love will grab you on every page and leave you astounded. Fatima Farheen Mirza is a writer to watch. I can’t wait to see what comes next from this extraordinary talent. 

A Place for Us: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524763558
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Published: SJP for Hogarth - June 12th, 2018

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Varina is a haunting and beautifully written historical novel about Varina Davis, the wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy.  It traces her escape from Richmond with her children, her life before meeting her much older and already widowed husband, and her turbulent years after the war including her many losses and struggles.  She was truly a fascinating woman who lived during a time of great tragedy, change and upheaval.  Frazier includes so many interesting historical tidbits throughout the novel and reading Varina is a pure delight. 

Varina: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062405982
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Published: Ecco - April 3rd, 2018

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This is the incredible true crime story of McNamara’s relentless drive to solve the identity of the GSK, a rapist and murderer who terrorized California for a 10-year period. McNamara’s writing will draw you in and you will be hard-pressed to put this book down. A blogger, wife, mother, writer, tragically McNamara died in her sleep before the book was published just months before the criminalist, she had been working closely with, solved the crime and the GSK was arrested 40 years after his crime spree ended. 

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Cover Image
By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062319784
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Published: Harper - February 27th, 2018

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