Celine, an elderly and wealthy socialite, and only working pro-bono, is not your typical private detective. She and her husband are on a case to find a woman’s father who was supposedly killed by a grizzly in Yellowstone twenty years prior. Driving an RV through the gorgeous, evocative landscape, Celine retraces her own childhood and paternal abandonment, while also stirring up secrets in the case that do not want to be found. Read this book for Celine: spunky, sincere, and earnest, she is also strong, bold, and an expert markswoman. Even while facing retirement and health problems, she is still fighting for the downtrodden.
Nick and Rachel have a beautiful, simple life as a young couple in New York. Until Rachel travels to meet Nick’s extended family in Singapore and discovers that he is a billionaire and Asia’s most eligible bachelor. While fighting off gold-diggers, Rachel must contend with in-laws more concerned with her pedigree than her love for Nick. A fun, zany soap opera mixed with Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous mixed with the food scene from Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, you’ll want to hop on the next flight across the Pacific.
Vivian is unlike anyone you’ve ever met before. An autistic wordsmith wanderer of Dublin, she is in search of a portal back to the fairy world, where she imagines she rightly belongs. But really the magic is in the inner workings of the mind that Caitriona Lally so beautifully creates. Vivian’s daily meanderings are poignant, funny, and a brilliant play with the English language, layered alongside modern day myths. Vivian, although shunned by family and strangers, is buoyed by a strong friendship and shines throughout with glowing resilience in this wonderful debut novel.