Good Neighbors

Sarah Langan

Celeste Ng’s enthralling dissection of suburbia meets Shirley Jackson’s creeping dread in this propulsive literary noir, when a sudden tragedy exposes the depths of deception and damage in a Long Island suburb—pitting neighbor against neighbor and putting one family in terrible danger.

Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships

Sarah Grunder Ruiz

Jo who lives a fairly boring life outside of her job as a yacht stewardess. For her 29th birthday, Jo’s best friend encourages her to make a list of 30 things she would like to do before turning 30. But unexpected life events may prevent Jo from crossing every adventure off her list.

Yellow Wife

Sadeqa Johnson

Pheby has lived a relatively sheltered like on a plantation, shielded by the master’s sister and her mother’s position. She has been promised freedom on her 18th birthday, but just before she turns 18 she is sent to the Devil’s Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia.

Black Buck

Mateo Askaripour

Black Buck is a crackling, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone Black salesman at a mysterious, cult-like, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems.

Eight Perfect Hours

Lia Louis

Thirty-something Noelle Butterby is on her way back from an event at her old college when she becomes stranded on a highway during a blizzard. All seems lost until Sam Attwood, a handsome American stranger trapped in a nearby car, knocks on her window and offers assistance. What follows is eight perfect hours together, until morning arrives and the roads finally clear. The two strangers part, positive they’ll never see each other again but fate, it seems, has a different plan.