By Alix E. Harrow
January Scaller gave up believing in the magic door she thought she found as a young girl, but when she finds a book that almost mirrors her experience, her curiosity awakens—along with her desire to stop being the good girl everyone wants her to be.
By Abi Dare
Adunni is a fifteen-year-old Nigerian girl who dreams of having an education. She wants to use her voice to change the lives of others, but after she loses her mama, Adunni is forced to give up schooling and marry, making her dreams of having a louding voice seem out of reach.
By Oyinkan Braithwaite
Korede is always coming to her younger sister’s aid. Even if it means covering up another body. Ayoola, favorite daughter, just may be a serial killer, and when she sets her eyes on the handsome doctor Korede likes, Korede is forced to come to terms with what her sister has become.
By Linda Holmes
After the death of her husband, Evvie refuses to leave her house, but that could all change when her best friend Andy invites struggling baseball player Dean to stay with him. Set in a small town in Maine, this novel of grief and unexpected friendship is sure to warm the heart.
By Alexis Schaitkin
Years after Claire’s sister is murdered, she has a run in with Clive Richardson, one of the main suspects from the unsolved case. Claire, desperate to piece together what really happened, spends time with Clive, and connections between them start to form as she tries to uncover the truth.
By Stephanie Wrobel
It’s been five years since Rose Gold’s mother was put in jail for intentionally making her daughter sick. Now that she’s been released, she can’t wait to be with Rose again. What her mother doesn’t know is that this is the moment Rose Gold has been waiting for.
By Lara Prescott
At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world.
By Etaph Rum
In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. Though Deya was raised to believe her parents died in a car accident, a secret note from a mysterious, yet familiar-looking woman makes Deya question everything she was told about her past.
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her — but was gifted with a mysterious power. When Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life and births an urgency in Hiram: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.
By Heather Chavez
Packed with the electrifying pacing and pulse-pounding suspense of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner, a thrilling debut about a mother desperate to find the connections between her missing husband and a deadly stalker who knows too much about her own dark family history.
By Meng Jin
When Liya goes to China to spread her mother’s ashes, she is confronted by her mother’s hidden past and a father she has never known. This immigrant story delves into themes of memory, grief, and the complex bond between mothers and daughters.
By Dennis E. Staples
A secret romance blooms between two men, Marion and Shannon, on an Ojibwe reservation called Languille Lake. When Marion accidently brings the spirit of a dog to life, he uncovers the grave of Kayden Kelliher, and begins to investigate the young man’s death, uncovering family connections and Ojibwe legends in the process.