Fiction you should pick up (or request) this week:
Ann Arbor’s own Lillian Li’s Number One Chinese Restaurant debuts this week. Set in suburban D.C., this title explores several generations of the family who ownsThe Duck House restaurant, their loves and foibles.
Are you more of a light horror fan? Caroline Kepnes brings us her paranormal thriller Providence: a novel this week. Stephen King calls her “hypnotic and totally original.” If you prefer something more terrifying, try We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories by C. Robert Cargill, author of Sea of Rust and Queen of the Dark Things. If you like the paranormal without the horror, try Witchmark by C.L. Polk. Library Journal describes this title as “…half fantasy, half steampunk, the enchanting world of Aeland is a place where anything can happen—and does…”
Beach reads? Some perfect summer books published this week, including Elin Hilderbrand’s The Perfect Couple. It’s the height of Nantucket’s Wedding Season and everything is idyllic. That is, until a body shows up in the harbor. Florida by Lauren Groff is a collection of short stories about the Sunshine State. It’s sure to please anyone who has ever spent any time in Florida.
Prefer a more serious title? Try The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. “Set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS has affected their lives.” - NoveList Plus