• The cover of the book Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

    Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

    All the way at the end of the Purple metro line in a sprawling Indian city lies a jumble of tin-roofed homes where nine-year-old Jai lives with his family. When his classmates begin to go missing, readers witness the unfolding of a tragedy through the eyes of a child as he has his first perilous collision with an unjust and complicated wider world.

     
  • The cover of the book Such a Fun Age

    Such a Fun Age

    This Reese Book Club pick is a page-turning story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter and her well-intentioned employer. Emira Tucker is watching Alix Chamberlain’s toddler and accused of kidnapping—just for being at a supermarket. A crowd gathers and the encounter is filmed. Emira is furious, and Alix resolves to make things right. The video unearths someone from Alix’s past and the connection threatens to undo them both.

     
  • The cover of the book How Much of These Hills Is Gold

    How Much of These Hills Is Gold

    This novel of two siblings on the run, set against the twilight of the American gold rush, will haunt readers. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam, are suddenly alone in a land that refutes them. As they flee the threats of their western mining town to bury their father, secrets are revealed in a stunning story of survival and a search for home.

     
  • The cover of the book August

    August

    August is an average twelve-year-old who likes dogs, fishing, and helping out on his family’s Michigan dairy farm. But following his parents’ divorce, his mother decides that she and August need to start over somewhere new. There, his role in an act of violence throws him off course, so he flees to a ranch in rural Montana where he learns that even the smallest communities have dark secrets.

     
  • The cover of the book The Return

    The Return

    A group of college friends reunite in a remote inn after one of them has returned from a mysterious two-year disappearance. When Julie went missing, no one believed she would return—except Elise, who knows her better than anyone. But when Julie does return—with no memory of what’s happened—something is wrong. As the weekend unfurls, it becomes clear that the Julie who vanished is not the Julie who came back.

     
  • The cover of the book The Prized Girl

    The Prized Girl

    When teen pageant queen Jenny is found murdered, her small town grieves alongside her picture-perfect parents. The most obvious suspect is one of her fans, an older man who may have gotten too close for comfort. But Jenny’s half-sister, Virginia—the sarcastic black sheep of the family—isn’t so sure, and takes matters into her own hands to find the killer.

     
  • The cover of the book Real Life

    Real Life

    Wallace, an introverted African-American transplant from Alabama, feels at odds with the Midwestern university town where he studies biochem. Wallace is distant even with his circle of friends. But a series of confrontations and an encounter with a young straight man fractures his defenses.

     
  • The cover of the book The Girl with the Louding Voice

    The Girl with the Louding Voice

    Adunni, a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl, knows what she wants: an education. This, says her mother, is the only way to get a “louding voice”—the ability to speak for herself and decide her future. When her father sells her to be the wife of a local man, she runs away, and while misfortunes muffle her voice for a time, they cannot mute it.

     
  • The cover of the book A Good Man

    A Good Man

    Thomas Martin was a devoted family man who had all the trappings of an enviable life. He thought he was a good man, but after committing a horrific deed—that he can never undo—Thomas grapples with his sense of self. Is he a victim or a monster?

     
  • The cover of the book The Truants

    The Truants

    Jess Walker travels to the east of England for one reason: to be taught by Dr. Lorna Clay, whose seminars transform Jess’s thinking on life, love, and Agatha Christie. Swept up in Lorna’s thrall, Jess falls in with a tightly knit group of rule-breakers. But the dynamic between the friends soon darkens and a tragedy reveals a terrible secret.