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The Murder of Mr. Wickham – Book Review

Author: Claudia Gray Genre: Historical Fiction | Mystery & Thrillers Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: May 3, 2022 Book Description: A summer house party turns into a thrilling whodunit when Jane Austen’s Mr. Wickham—one of literature’s most notorious villains—meets a sudden and suspicious end in this brilliantly imagined mystery featuring Austen’s leading literary characters. The happily…

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The Homewreckers – Book Review

Author: Mary Kay Andrews Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: May 3, 2022 Book Description: Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss’s son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she’s passionate about her work, but that’s the only passion…

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Queerly Beloved – Book Review

Author: Susie Demond Genre: LGBTQIA | Romance Publisher: Dial Press Publication Date: May 3, 2022 Book Description: Amy, a semicloseted queer baker and bartender in mid-2010s Oklahoma, has spent a lifetime putting other people’s needs before her own. Until, that is, she’s fired from her job at a Christian bakery and turns her one-off gig…

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Vigil Harbor – Book Review

Author: Julia Glass Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Pantheon Publication Date: May 3, 2022 Book Description: When two unexpected visitors arrive in an insular coastal village, they threaten the equilibrium of a community already confronting climate instability, political violence, and domestic upheavals—a cast of unforgettable characters from the rich imagination of the National Book Award–winning, best-selling…

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The Book Woman’s Daughter – Book Review

Author: Kim Michele Richardson Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Publication Date: May 3, 2022 Book Description: The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek! Bestselling historical fiction author Kim Michele Richardson is back with the perfect book club read following Honey Lovett, the daughter of…

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Search – Book Review

Author: Michelle Huneven Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine | Humor| Literary Fiction Publisher: Penguin Press Publication Date: April 26, 2022 Book Description: From critically acclaimed, award-winning author Michelle Huneven, a sharp and funny novel of a congregational search committee, told as a memoir with recipes Dana Potowski is a restaurant critic and food writer and…

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Like a House on Fire – Mini Book Review

Author: Lauren McBrayer Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Publication Date: April 26, 2022 Book Description: What would you do if you found the spark that made you feel whole again? After twelve years of marriage and two kids, Merit has begun to feel like a stranger in her own life. She loves her…

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Marrying The Ketchups – Book Review

Author: Jennifer Close Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Publication Date: April 26, 2022 Book Description: Here are the three things the Sullivan family knows to be true: the Chicago Cubs will always be the underdogs; historical progress is inevitable; and their grandfather, Bud, founder of JP Sullivan’s, will always make the best…

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Unlikely Animals – Book Review

Author: Annie Hartnett Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Ballentine Books Publication Date: April 12, 2022 Book Description: It was a source of entertainment at Maple Street Cemetery. Both funny and sad, the kind of story we like best. Natural-born healer Emma Starling once had big plans for her life, but she’s lost her way. A medical…

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Delphine Jones Takes a Chance – Book Review

Author: Beth Morley Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Publication Date: April 5, 2022 Book Description: A heartening and life-affirming novel about a single mother learning to make a bigger life, and the power of human connection to grow our worlds. Delphine Jones’s world is about to get much bigger…if only she’d let it.…

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