Laura Kasischke on Mind of Winter. The latest novel by this bestselling poet and recently released in paperback, it’s the story of a mother who wakes up on a snowy Christmas sure that 15 years ago, something dark followed their adopted daughter home from Russia and is now afflicting them all.
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on Bittersweet. Now a paperback, this suspenseful and cinematic novel tells the story of Mabel Dagmar, a young woman whose East Coast college roommate gives her friendship, a boyfriend, access to wealth and, for the first time in her life, the sense that she belongs–until everything goes all wrong.
Maura Weiler on Contrition. An inspiring, debut novel about very different twin sisters separated by birth and then reconnected through art, faith and the father who touched the world with his paintings.
All three of these books are paperbacks, so you can throw them right into your favorite summer bag!
Jean Zimmerman on Savage Girl. Recently released in paperback, it’s the story of a wealthy and outlandish Manhattan couple who adopt a girl purportedly raised by wolves with the goal of civilizing and introducing her into the high society of the Gilded Age.
Charles Dubow on Girl in the Moonlight. A scorching tale on countless summer recommended reading lists about one man’s all-consuming desire for a beautiful, bewitching and beguiling woman.
Lauren Oliver on Vanishing Girls. An edgy, compelling YA novel by this New York Times bestselling author about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident, and who are searching to find both themselves and each other.
Nina MacLaughlin on Hammer Head. A warm and inspiring memoir about Nina’s decision to quit her job sitting behind a desk at a Boston newspaper and apply for a job on Craigslist to become a carpenter’s assistant.
Sylvia True on The Wednesday Group. A captivating and moving debut novel about five women who share never-before-told secrets, and bond over painful truths, when they meet at a support group for partners of sex addicts.
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This is Literary New England Radio Show host Cindy Wolfe Boynton writing, and it’s true. I’m smitten with author Andrea Chapin, because she’s crafted the smartest and cleverest and most brilliantly written book, and I’m in love with her The Tutor in every way!! I’m also jealous I’ve never written anything as good! But now, I believe, a literary die has been cast …