One of The Washington Post's Top 50 Fiction Books of 2014.
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This exuberant novel captures the reader with the grand sweep of seven-foot-tall David “Lizard” Hochmeyer’s larger-than-life quest to unravel the mystery surrounding his parents’ deaths.READ MORE
When a child goes missing, a neighborhood—in the throes of 1956 Cold War paranoia—seizes the opportunity to further ostracize a divorcee and her son. Years later, the final pieces of this tragic puzzle come together, but should some secrets remain buried?READ MORE
by Julie Wu
Readers will cheer for a young boy with his head in the clouds who, against all odds, finds himself on the frontier of America’s space program.READ MORE
In What My Mother Gave Me, women look at the relationships between mothers and daughters through a new lens: a daughter’s story of a gift from her mother that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life.READ MORE
After Gi and Il-sun meet in an orphanage in North Korea, Il-sun’s pursuit of a better life imperils both girls when her suitor spirits them across the Demilitarized Zone.READ MORE
It’s been fifty years since Maddalena Grasso has seen everything she knew and loved in the village of Santa Cecilia, Italy. Now her daughter Prima hatches the idea to take the entire family back to Italy, and it threatens to tear them apart.READ MORE
- • Author Essay
by Julia Pandl
For Julia Pandl, the rite of passage into young-adulthood included mandatory service at her family’s restaurant, where she watched as her father—who was also the chef—ruled with the strictness of a drill sergeant.
by B. A. Shapiro
Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist.READ MORE
Comet’s Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners—a hard-driving attorney and an abused racing greyhound—both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback.READ MORE
The Taste of Salt charts the lives of the Hendersons from the parents’ first charmed meeting to scientist daughter Josie’s realization that the ways of the human heart are more complex than anything seen under a microscope.READ MORE