The Girl Who Fell from the Sky: A Novel by Heidi W. Durrow - This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society's ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.
Bridges of Sighs by Richard Russo - a married couple take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy, where the husband's oldest friend, a renowned painter, has exiled himself far from anything they’d known in childhood. The exact nature of their friendship is one of the many mysteries he hopes to untangle in the “history” he’s writing of his hometown and family. Interesting, well written and recommend
Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize–winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco… read more at Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Burgess-Boys/book-dPrt2J_evkatj438tvi6Xg/page1.html #ebooks
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams - I seriously inhaled this book, finished it in one day! Quick read - set in the 1930s, friendship, love, betrayal, family mysteries, beach houses........loved it! Need to look up her other book "Overseas" next.
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history.)