1. “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders
Man Booker Prize winner, philosophical and supernatural tale involving the death of President’ Lincoln’s young son and the ghosts that inhabit the cemetery where he is buried.
2. “Origin” by Dan Brown
The latest installment, featuring the character of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, from “The Da Vinci Code.”
3. “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan
From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of “A Visit From the Goon Squad.” New York during the Depression and WWII.
4. “Uncommon Type: Some Stories” by Tom Hanks
The Oscar-winning actor’s debut featuring a wide ranging and whimsical collection of stories.
5. “A Legacy of Spies” by John Le Carre
From the bestselling author, featuring the memorable character of George Smiley.
6. “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott
In early 1900s Brooklyn, a young Irish immigrant takes his life, leaving behind a pregnant wife, who is befriended by Catholic nuns.
7. “Two Kinds of Truth” by Michael Connelly
From the bestselling author, his 22nd Harry Bosch novel.
1. “After the Fire” by Henkell Manning
Former surgeon, disgracefully retired, is living peacefully alone on a remote island off the coast of Sweden, when a fire destroys his home.
2. “To Capture What We Cannot Keep” by Beatrice Colin
Set among the construction of the Eiffel Tower, the love story between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer, both from very different social classes.
3. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
Pulitzer Prize winner, the story of a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy, whose lives collide during Nazi occupied Normandy, France.
4. “The Terranauts” by T.C. Boyle
Taking place in 1994 Arizona, 8 people are selected to live under glass, with 5 different biomes, in an experiment for possible future off earth living.
5. “Valley of the Moon” by Melanie Gideon
Two narrators, separated by more than a century, tell a tale of old time charm and contemporary angst.
6. “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee
National Book Award finalist, epic story of a Korean family living in Japan, enduring and prospering through the 20th century.
7. “Mister Monkey” by Francine Prose
Darkly humorous story that follows the exploits and intrigues of several characters who are involved in an off-off Broadway children’s musical.