Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
Sebastian Rudd defends people other lawyers won’t because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial. Rogue Lawyer tells the story of various clients he represents and of Rudd himself, a colorful and vivid character that drives this legal thriller.
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
Career of Evil is Galbraith’s (aka J.K. Rowling) third Cormoran Strike novel. A mysterious package gets delivered to Strike’s assistant, Robin, and she becomes horrified when she discovers it is a woman’s leg. Strike has a list of four potential senders but when the police focus on a suspect that Strike doesn’t agree with, he takes the case into his own hands.
Host by Robin Cook
When Lynn, a fourth year medical student, is faced with the brain death of her boyfriend after a routine surgery, she begins to search for answers. In her search for evidence of medical error or malpractice, she uncovers a far bigger problem. When she begins to receive death threats, she becomes involved in a race against time to uncover and reveal the full truth before her efforts are stopped.
Golden Age by Jane Smiley
Golden Age is the last book in Smiley’s Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga trilogy. Golden Age begins in 1987 with the next generation of Langdon’s facing a new series of political and social challenges. The conclusion to this trilogy combines drama and emotional suspense as Smiley’s look at one family’s hundred year history comes to a close.
The Lake House by Kate Morton
When Alice’s brother Theo goes missing one summer night, the tragedy tears the family apart. Decades later, Alice is enjoying her career as a successful author but the unsolved case of Theo’s disappearance still looms in her mind. Miles away, a young detective stumbles upon an old estate and she connects with Alice as they uncover shocking truths about the past.
We Were Brothers: A Memoir by Barry Moser
Barry and Tommy Moser grew up in Tennessee and as they grew older, their attitudes grew further apart and they eventually struggled to find common ground. After a tipping point, the two refused to speak. In this memoir, Barry recalls why they grew apart and how they were able to overcome their divide and reconcile before it was too late. Anyone with a sibling will enjoy this true story about the complex relationship siblings often have.
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is a humorous portrayal of Lafayette, the Frenchman who had a large impact on the United States when he sailed into New York in 1824. Those interested in historical novels will enjoy the humor Vowell puts into her writing as a nice change of pace from typical reads.
The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf
This graphic novel captures Sattouf’s childhood, spent under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who has big dreams for the Arab nation. He moved his family around from France to Lybia and finally Syria to pursue his dreams. This novel reveals the truth of this eccentric family and is a must read for fans of Maus and Persepolis.
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Night Vale is a small town where the lives of two women, and two mysteries, converge. Pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is determined to solve the mystery of a mysterious man who gives her a paper marked King City. Meanwhile, PTA treasurer Diane is trying to reconnect with her son after he takes an interest in his estranged father. These two women’s lives collide as they both find themselves coming back to King City. King City may hold the key to their mysteries, but will they be able to find it?
Home is Burning: A Memoir by Dan Marshall
Dan’s mom has battled cancer her whole life. This time, however, is different as her latest relapse comes at the time of her husband’s diagnosis with ALS. Dan decides to return home to help, living in the basement and reconnecting with his siblings. Together, the siblings form Team Terminal, detemined to help their parents battle illness and support each other along the way. This memoir will speak to anyone who is or has cared for aging parents.