• The cover of the book Kitchens of the Great Midwest

    Kitchens of the Great Midwest

    After Lars’ wife leaves, he’s left to raise baby Eva on his own and is determined to pass along his love of food to his daughter. Told through chapters bearing the names of the local Minnesota delicacies she tries and savors (lutefisk, chocolate habanero, venison), Eva matures out of her fractured youth into one of the most sought-after chefs in the nation. A debut that is mouthwateringly delicious.

     
  • The cover of the book Everything I Never Told You

    Everything I Never Told You

    Marilyn and James Lee, the mother and father of a Chinese American family in Ohio, are filled with hopes and dreams for their favorite daughter Lydia’s future—but when her lifeless body is found in the local pond, their lives are suddenly spun into chaos. Ng masterfully binds together the powerful sensations of familial expectation, the ache to assimilate and all-consuming grief into one riveting novel.

     
  • The cover of the book The Ghost Network

    The Ghost Network

    Molly Metropolis is the world’s most major pop star—who disappears into thin air on her way to a concert in Chicago. A journalist who has been working on profiling Molly steps into the role of amateur detective as she strings together clues from the singer’s songs and journal—all leading to an abandoned subway line under the streets of the Windy City. A fun satire that will have you playing sleuth as well.

     
  • The cover of the book A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

    A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

    An adolescent girl and her older brother (who suffers from brain damage) struggle to survive their dark and unrelenting childhood. Using creative syntax that gets at the protagonist’s innermost thoughts and feelings, this emotionally charged novel will give you chills.

     
  • The cover of the book Queen Sugar

    Queen Sugar

    When Charley, a single mom, learns she’s unexpectedly inherited an 800-acre sugar cane farm, she packs up her daughter and moves them from smoggy Los Angeles to the unfamiliar world of rural Louisiana. Sugar cane farming is as foreign to Charley as their new landscape, but with grit and determination, she is resolute in her decision to make it work. For anyone who loves an underdog story.

     
  • The cover of the book In the Country

    In the Country

    A collection of short stories centered around the Filipino diaspora—the settings each as rich and diverse as the exiles and immigrants themselves. Alvar’s characters each grapple with the loss of their home and country and the discovery of a new one—or its substitute.

     
  • The cover of the book Redeployment

    Redeployment

    The winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, “Redeployment” has been called one of the best books about the Iraq War. The collection of stories brings us to the front lines and paints a complex portrait of modern warfare and the veteran experience. This collection is not to be missed.