Literary Fiction

Vinegar Girl Anne Tyler

VINEGAR GIRL is a modern day retelling of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew using a scientist's daughter for the protagonist. Our young hero is the object of her father's outrageous plan to marry her off to his assistant to prevent this brilliant immigrant from being deported. Fun ensues

 

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Clock Dance Anne Tyler

CLOCK DANCE is the story of an older woman finding meaning in her life when she flies across the country to attend to a woman and a child she's never met.

 

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Redhead by the Side of the Road Anne Tyler

REDHEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD finds Micah, a cautious tech expert in Baltimore and a creature of habit, dealing with a string of sudden surprises that turn his life upside down, like his girlfriend getting an eviction notice and a young man coming to his door and claiming to be his son, and all told with Anne's...

French Braid Anne Tyler

FRENCH BRAID is Anne Tyler at her best - giving readers a warm, wonderful glimpse of family life from the 1950s to the present, with all the heartbreak and hilarity expected - and much not anticipated. A truly fun read from the first page until the last.

 

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My Sunshine Away M. O. Walsh

MY SUNSHINE AWAY is a powerful debut novel set in a small Southern town after a young girl is attacked and many residents of the close-knit neighborhood are suspects.

 

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Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward

SING, UNBURIED, SING introduces strong African-American characters who populate a farm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This powerful story follows a young man who tries to cope although his grandmother is dying, his toddler sister needs his attention, and his drug-addicted mother occasionally shows up and disrupts life...

Secessia Kent Wascom

SECESSIA is a tale of greed, slavery and intrigue set in 1862 New Orleans, when the largest city in the confederacy is governed the Union's notorious General Benjamin "The Beast" Butler.

 

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The New Inheritors Kent Wascom

THE NEW INHERITORS is the story of a young artist and a well-heeled heiress during World War I in New Orleans, whose family strife and the tumult in the world around them threaten to tear them apart.  This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the...

As Good As Gone Larry Watson

AS GOOD AS GONE gives readers a wide angled look at an absent father and grandfather who is asked to babysit in an emergency by his estranged son. He reluctantly accepts, and although he is loaded with pride and decency, he lives by a firm code that sometimes harms those he loves. The book is both tough and tender, and...

The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead

THE NICKEL BOYS revolves around two young men sentenced to a juvenile reformatory in 1960s Jim Crow Florida where they and the other residents are subject to the cruel abuse of the staff, both physically and sexually. One, Elwood Curtis, keeps the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in his mind and heart, trying to live Dr...