1. “The Madness of Crowds” by Louise Penny
The 17th edition in the popular and bestselling Inspector Gamache series.
2. “The Guide“ by Peter Heller
A seasonal worker who is escaping recent trauma uncovers shocking menace and intrigue at an upscale Colorado resort.
3. “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro
The latest from the Nobel Prize laureate, a story set in a vaguely futuristic and technologically advanced place, exploring themes of love, humanity and science.
4. “The Hidden Palace” by Helene Wacker
Sequel to the bestselling “The Golem and the Jinni,” continuing the magical story of two immigrant mythological characters in New York City and the Middle East in the years leading up to WWI.
5. “The Ministry for the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson
Post-apocalyptic story of a UN watchdog agency created by the 2025 Paris Agreement confronting issues of climate change, technology, politics and human behavior.
1. “This is Happiness” by Niall Williams
A coming-of-age story set in the 1950s on the western coast of Ireland.
2. “Hamnet“ by Maggie O’Farrell
Set in Stratford and London in the late 1500s, a lush, fictionalized story of Shakespeare’s marriage to an enigmatic woman and their grief, following the death of their beloved young son.
3. “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich
2021 Pulitzer Prize winner, based on the author’s grandfather who was a factory night watchman, and who took up the fight against Native American dispossession.
4. “The Boy in the Field” by Margot Livesey
Three teen siblings find an injured youth in a field, triggering events in each of their lives and onto paths of self-discovery.
5. “Migrations” by Charlotte McConaghy
Debut novel of a woman who travels to Greenland to follow the last flock of the Arctic terns, while also running away from the dark secrets of her traumatic past.