The Book of Unknown Americans — Cristina Henriquez

Read Date: September 27, 2018Rating: 5/5Format: E-bookA captivating, gorgeous novel about humanity and belonging, The Book of Unknown Americans illustrates the raw aspects of leaving home for new opportunity. Henriquez depicts heartbreaking desperation and buoying optimism and everything in between.After their daughter Maribel suffers a traumatic brain injury, Alma and Arturo Rivera leave their settled, [...]

Little Big Love — Katy Regan

Date Read: September 23, 2018Rating: 3.5/5Format: E-bookSingle mother Juliet is struggling with her self-confidence, body image, and self control, and she's living paycheck to paycheck to raise her precocious ten-year-old son, Zac. Fortunately, Juliet has her parents Mick and Lynda to help her out, but their relationship isn't quite as harmonious as it used to [...]

My Ex-Life — Stephen McCauley

Date Read: September 2, 2018Rating: 3.5/5Format: E-bookWhen college-prep counselor David Hedges is contacted by his ex-wife Julie's daughter for school help, he leaves his addled San Francisco life for Julie's oceanside Boston suburb. Fleeing awful friends, an impending eviction by his landlady's lawyer (who, awkwardly, is one of David's best friends), and a difficult breakup [...]