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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. ■

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