Books with Buzz

Check out these recent releases that are generating buzz in the book world.

aviatorThe Aviator’s Wife by Melane Benjamin: Despite her own major achievements–she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States–Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman: In the wake of her husband’s suicide in their otherwise peaceful Adirondack village, house restorer Nora Hamilton notices strange inconsistencies in her husband’s past and in the behaviors of his police force co-workers before stumbling on deadly local secrets.

The Dinner by Herman Koch: Meeting at an Amsterdam restaurant for dinner, two couples move from small talk to the wrenching shared challenge of their teenage sons’ act of violence that has triggered a police investigation and revealed the extent to which each family will go to protect those they love.

Ghostman by Roger Hobbs: A casino robbery gone wrong compels its orchestrator to call in a favor from a master criminal known only as “Jack,” who must test the limits of his considerable skills in order to protect his anonymity from a closely pursuing FBI.

The House Girl by Tara Conklin: A novel of love, family, and justice follows Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in a Manhattan law firm, as she searches for the “perfect plaintiff” to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves.

The Soundtrack of My Life by Clive Davis: The chief creative officer of Sony Music presents a candid assessment of his life and the past half-century of popular music from an insider’s perspective, tracing his work with a wide array of stars and personalities.

Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell: A collection of stories features a pair of centuries-old vampires whose relationship is tested by a sudden fear of flying, a dejected teen who communicates with the universe, and a massage therapist who heals a tattooed veteran by manipulating the images on his body.

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