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An­i­mals by Emma Jane Unsworth

A clas­sic tale—hard-par­ty­ing besties

have to grow up or apart when one gets en­gaged—is sur­pris­ingly re­freshed by a nar­ra­tor who is as hi­lar­i­ous as she is pro­found.

The Book of Un­known Amer­i­cans

by Cristina Hen­ríquez In this lovely,

fumbly tale, two teens—one from Panama and one from Mex­ico—learn about love in a crum­bling Delaware

apart­ment build­ing.

The Girl Who Was Satur­day Night

by Heather O’Neil­lThis is the story of 20-year-old twins search­ing for iden­tity

in the shadow of their folksinger grand­fa­ther. But it’s also a love let­ter to Mon­treal, in all its messy, al­lur­ing glory.

Bal­anc­ing Act by Joanna

Trol­lope From the doyenne of fam­ily melo­drama comes a touch­ing story of sis­ters (who work in the fam­ily pot­tery

biz) strug­gling to cope af­ter their mother’s sud­den dis­ap­pear­ance. h

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