Readers, I don’t have to tell you who
Salman Rushdie is. This autumn, he’s back with a new novel about a real estate mogul. Nero Golden comes to the United States with his family, and they quickly install themselves in a large home in a glamorous part of Manhattan. There, they begin new lives. All the while, their neighbor, René, is watching them. What does René see when watching theGolden clan? Beneath the veneer of glitz and money, René also glimpses something. Rushdie’s latest doesn’t disappoint.
National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated books of the season. Mam, Pop, Jojo, Kayla, and Leonie are family. Leonie is the mother of Jojo and Kayla, but the children live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, as Leonie is struggling with addiction. They reside in rural Mississippi, where Mam is losing a battle with cancer. When Jojo and Kayla’s father is released from prison, Leonie decides to take the children and go to the Mississippi State Penitentiary to see him. Their journey will take readers deep into the inner workings of a family that they won’t soon forget.
Settle into Shaker Heights, Ohio in this
new novel fromCeleste Ng. Mia Warren and her daughter, Pearl, are just settling into their rental home in Shaker Heights, which they are leasing from Elena Richardson and her family. The families grow close, but they have real differences: Elena is highly motivated by order and boundaries, whereas Mia is more of a free, artistic soul. When conflict over an adoption forces the entire town to choose sides, Elena and Mia find themselves in vehement disagreement with one another. Soon, Elena decides to investigate Mia’s background, and she finds far more than she bargained for.