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A Doubter’s Almanac
by Ethan Canin
Milo Andret grew up a loner. He had a fascination with mathematics and the woods but had very little faith in himself. It wasn’t until he was accepted to U.C. Berkley in the 70s when things begin to shift and the unusual young man became a mathematical legend. But, will a burgeoning addiction cause him to throw it all away? This truly coming-of-age novel will move you.
To buy: $17, amazon.
The Friends We Keep
by Susan Mallery
This is the story of three close friends on the brink of major life change. Gabby is returning to work after the birth of twins, Hayley, who’s desperate to be a mother, is trying fertility treatments and Nicole is attempting dating after divorce. The only constant in their lives is each other and perhaps that’s the most important.
To buy: $11, amazon.
The Girl in the Red Coat
by Kate Hamer
Beth’s horrifying fear of her young daughter disappearing becomes a reality during a trip to an outdoor festival. The authorities have little faith in recovering 8-year-old Carmel but that doesn’t stop Beth. This page-turner will shock you as it switches between a grief-stricken mother’s point of view and her 8-year-old’s strange journey over the course of five years.
To buy: $18, amazon.
Wreck and Order
by Hannah Tennant-Moore
Elsie is stuck…and the only way out is a life-altering change. She travels to Paris and Sri Lanka (thanks to an inheritance) to escape an abusive boyfriend and dead end newspaper job hoping to find out all of the answers. She meets a couple characters that cause her to take inventory of her life but in the end she finds that what she was searching for was always within.
To buy: $17, amazon.