“Land of Big Numbers” by Te-Ping Cheno
“Empire of Pain” by Patrick Raiden Keefe
The New York Times bestseller chronicles the lives of three generations of the Sackler family, the American family whose members founded the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma.
“Project Hail Mary” by Andy Viro
“Project Hail Mary” takes readers through the survival mission of a biologist-turned-middle school science teacher tasked with saving Earth from destruction — from a ship in outer space. The science fiction novel is the latest from Weir, who also wrote “The Martian”.
“When We Stop Understanding the World” by Benjamin Labattu
“Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future” by Elizabeth Colberto
In “Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colbert examines the way mankind has affected the Earth and questions how and how nature can be saved.
“Things We Lost to the Water” by Eric Nguyen
Nguyen’s first novel, “Things We Lost to the Water”, tells the story of a Vietnamese immigrant who lives with her two sons in New Orleans while her husband lives in Vietnam.
“Leave the World Behind” by Ruman Alam
“Leave the World Behind” is a story about two families – one black and one white – who meet in the context of impending disaster. The novel explores caste, class and family dynamics.
“Clara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro
“Clara and the Sun” explores the world of artificial intelligence through the eyes of the main character – an artificial friend – who sits in a store window anticipating that one day she will be chosen by a customer. In 2017, Ishiguro received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
“The Sweetness of Water” by Nathan Harris
The historical fiction novel details life in America at the end of the Civil War for two different characters – first, two free brothers, and second, some deeply loved Confederate soldiers. “The Sweetness of Water” was an Oprah Book Club selection.
Katie Kitamura. by “Intimacy”
“Intimacy” tells the story of a woman who finds a new path, travels to The Hague and starts working as an interpreter at the International Court of Justice. Through her role as an interpreter, the woman is immersed in the complex tales of international life and the people who share their stories with her.