SET IN THE PAST BUT HOT RIGHT NOW
The Untold by Courtney Collins
Imagine ifTrue Grit were set in the Aussie bush and narrated by a dead baby whose mother is a murderer/ horse thief. It’s a story so compelling you’ll feel the dirt beneath your feet.
Lovers at the Chameleon Club
by Midnight in
Francine Prose This is Paris populated by a more interesting cast of characters: a baroness, a Hungarian photographer and
a lesbian race-car driver. The Quick by Lauren Owen While the plucky heroine’s poet brother is missing in the depths of Victorian London, you’ll be charmed by this debut novel that’s equal partsNancy
Drew andNorthanger Abbey.
The Confabulist by Steven
GallowayPick the lock on Houdini with this fictional (but fact-based) telling of the extraordinary life of the man who began as a phony psychic and became the greatest magician. ■