In this arresting, award-winning novelist proulx explores the savage underpinnings of betrayal, clear-eyed compassion and a sublime insight into human fragility, infidelity, masterful page-turner shot through with fierce, in all its glory, and revenge--and a multilayered portrait of love, that no reader will soon forget.
At the same time, their teenaged son passes out in the snow at a party--a mistake whose consequences will shatter not just their family, a few doors down, but an entire community. Perfect for fans of rick moody, lauren Groff, and Celeste Ng, a propulsive literary breakout about three suburban families whose lives spiral dangerously out of control after tragedy strikes.
Who suffers when the privileged fall? one frigid winter night, Mia and Michael Slate's comfortable world dissolves in an instant when they discover that their best friend has cheated them out of their life savings.
Leave No Trace: A Novel
Maya stark, the assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with the high-profile patient. Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. No matter how hard she tries, he refuses to answer questions about his father or the last ten years of his life. Dark and atmospheric, internationally bestselling author of the marriage lie, with palpably vivid details and complex characters harboring plenty of secrets” Kimberly Belle, this riveting and suspenseful thriller—by the author of the critically acclaimed Everything You Want Me to Be—follows the mysterious disappearance of a boy and his stunning return ten years later.
And as she’s drawn closer to this enigmatic boy who is no longer a boy, she’ll risk everything to reunite him with his father who has disappeared from the known world. There is a place in minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago, a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned.
With breathless pacing and edge-of-your-seat twists and turns, “Leave No Trace is as thrilling as whitewater rapids and as dark as the Minnesotan wilderness itself” Amy Gentry, internationally bestselling author of Good as Gone. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter store, he is violent and uncommunicative and is sent to a psychiatric facility.
But maya, has secrets, who was abandoned by her own mother, too. They were presumed dead until a decade later.
When the Lights Go Out
As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. Has jessie’s whole life been a lie or have her delusions gotten the best of her? Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she’s only imagined.
Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she’s ever known.
Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by grief and a relentless lack of sleep. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts are hampered by fatigue. A twisty, captivating, edge-of-your-seat read. Megan miranda, bestselling author of sometimes i liea woman is forced to question her own identity in this riveting and emotionally charged thriller by the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Girl, bestselling author of All the Missing Girls“Creepy and oh so clever!” —Alice Feeney, Mary KubicaJessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother.
Summer cannibals is a riveting, psychological story of lust, and family, betrayal, from a brilliant new voice in fiction. Each daughter has her own particular taste, and overlaying everything is their parents, with unquenchable desires and cravings of their own. When long-buried truths finally come to light, the sisters and their parents must face the unthinkable consequences of their actions.
Summoned to their magnificent family home on the shores of Lake Ontario—a paradisiacal mansion perched on an escarpment above the city—three adult sisters Georgina, Jax, and Pippa, come together in what seems like an act of family solidarity. Pregnant and unwell, the youngest, Pippa, has left her husband and four young children in New Zealand and returned home to heal.
As the affluent family endures six intense days in one another’s company, old fissures reappear. But home to this family means secrets, desire, and vengeance—and feasting on the sexual appetites and weaknesses of others.
Looker: A Novel
Before long, she’s collecting cast-off items from the actress’s stoop and fantasizing about sleeping with the actress’s husband. Though the two women live just a few doors apart, a chasm lies between them. Vogue’s “most anticipated books of 2019” *entertainment weekly’s “one of january’s hottest reads” *literary hub’s “Most Anticipated Books of 2019” *Southern Living’s “Best New Books Coming Out Winter 2019” In this taut, arresting debut, a woman becomes fixated on her neighbor—the actress.
Immersive and darkly entertaining, Looker is a searing psychological portrait of obsession. The actress, shares a gleaming brownstone with her handsome husband and three adorable children, unhappily childless and stuck in a dead-end job, while the recently separated narrator, a celebrity with a charmed career, lives in a run-down, three-story walk-up with her ex-husband’s cat.
. After a disastrous interaction with the actress at the annual block party, what began as an innocent preoccupation turns into a stunning—and irrevocable—unraveling. As her fascination grows, the narrator’s hold on reality begins to slip.
Late in the Day: A Novel
With each new book by tessa Hadley, I grow more convinced that she’s one of the greatest stylists alive. Ron charles, washington postnew york times book review editors' choice |a parnassus first editions Club Pick | Powell’s Indispensable Book Club Pick The lives of two close-knit couples are irrevocably changed by an untimely death in the latest from Tessa Hadley, the acclaimed novelist and short story master who “recruits admirers with each book” Hilary Mantel.
Alexandr and christine and Zachary and Lydia have been friends since they first met in their twenties. Zach is dead. In the wake of this profound loss, with his generous, grounded spirit, the three friends find themselves unmoored; all agree that Zach, was the irreplaceable one they couldn’t afford to lose.
Inconsolable, Lydia moves in with Alex and Christine. Ingeniously moving between past and present and through the intricacies of her characters’ thoughts and interactions, Tessa Hadley once again “crystallizes the atmosphere of ordinary life in prose somehow miraculous and natural” Washington Post.
Thirty years later, alex and christine are spending a leisurely summer’s evening at home when they receive a call from a distraught Lydia: she is at the hospital. But instead of loss bringing them closer, as old entanglements and grievances rise from the past, the three of them find over the following months that it warps their relationships, and love and sorrow give way to anger and bitterness.
Late in the day explores the complex webs at the center of our most intimate relationships, to expose how, beneath the seemingly dependable arrangements we make for our lives, lie infinite alternate configurations.
Amid the decadence, a small crime brings on a bigger one: a crime so terrible that it will brand their lives forever. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she finds a peephole that gives her access to her neighbors’ private lives. To frances' surprise, Cara and Peter are keen to get to know her. Frances is dazzled.
But as the hot summer rolls lazily on, it becomes clear that not everything is right between Cara and Peter. The stories that cara tells don’t quite add up, hedonistic couple, right and wrong, the boundaries between truth and lies, and as Frances becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of the glamorous, begin to blur.
It is the first occasion she has had anybody to call a friend, drinking bottle after bottle of wine, and before long they are spending every day together: eating lavish dinners, and smoking cigarettes until the ash piles up on the crumbling furniture. But she's distracted. An npr best book of the yeara most anticipated book at time magazine, parade, elle, huffpost, southern living, entertainment Weekly, and moreFrom the author of Our Endless Numbered Days and Swimming Lessons, Vulture, BUST, NYLON, Bitter Orange is a seductive psychological portrait, a keyhole into the dangers of longing and how far a woman might go to escape her past.
From the attic of lyntons, frances jellico sees them—Cara first: dark and beautiful, a dilapidated English country mansion, then Peter: striking and serious. The couple is spending the summer of 1969 in the rooms below hers while Frances is researching the architecture in the surrounding gardens.
As Long as We Both Shall Live: A Novel
It was a tragic accident. But matt’s first wife also died in suspicious circumstances. They dig into the couple’s lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love’s got teeth, and once it hitches you to a person, it’s got claws, it’s tough to rip yourself free. So what happens when you’re done making it work?
Detectives loren and spengler want to know if Matt is a grieving, twice-unlucky husband or a cold-blooded murderer. And when the police pull a body out of the river, they have a lot more questions for Matt. The female characters are forces of nature, and the plot twists are deliciously demented, a la Gone Girl and Big Little Lies.
Peopleyou can’t be married to someone without sometimes wanting to kill them. As long as we both shall live is joann chaney’s wicked, a marriage with lots of secrets…“My wife! I think she’s dead!” Matt frantically tells park rangers that he and his wife, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below.
Unputdownable…. This novel is anything but predictable. They start a search, but they aren’t hopeful: no one could have survived that fall.
Family Trust: A Novel
Stanley’s daughter, kate, is a middle manager with one of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious tech companies. She worked hard for decades to ensure their financial security, and is determined to see her children get their due. Stanley’s second wife, cooking his favorite dishes, twenty-eight years his junior, Mary Zhu, has devoted herself to making her husband comfortable in every way—rubbing his feet, massaging his ego.
But lately, her commitment has waned; caring for a dying old man is far more difficult than she expected. Linda liang, stanley’s first wife, knows her ex better than anyone. By now, the harvard business school graduate had expected to be a financial tech god – not a minor investor at a middling corporate firm, where he isn’t even allowed to fly business class.
For years, stanley has claimed that he’s worth a small fortune. But lately, kate has been sensing something amiss; just because you say you have it all, it doesn’t mean that you actually do. A compelling tale of cultural expectations, career ambitions and our relationships with the people who know us best, Family Trust skewers the ambition and desires that drive Silicon Valley and draws a sharply loving portrait of modern American family life.
. But where does a seventy-two year old chinese woman in California go to find an appropriate boyfriend? As Stanley’s death approaches, the Huangs are faced with unexpected challenges that upend them and eventually lead them to discover what they most value. But the time is now coming when the details of his estate will finally be revealed, and Stanley’s family is nervous.
Tomorrow There Will Be Sun: A Novel
Jenna's dream of the ultimate celebration begins to crack and eventually crumbles completely, leaving her wondering whom she can trust, and whether her privileged life is about to be changed forever. Readers of emma straub, Meg Wolitzer and Delia Ephron will love this sharply funny novel. She's sure everything is going to be just perfect--and the margarita refills delivered by the house staff certainly don't hurt, either.
Whether you're putting it in your carry-on to read on the beach or looking to escape the dead-of-winter blues, Tomorrow There Will Be Sun is the perfect companion. What could go wrong?yet as the families settle into their vacation routines, is sharing clandestine phone calls with someone--but who? Jenna's teenage daughter, and even Jenna's reliable husband, Peter, is spending an awful lot of time with Malcolm, Clem, their best friends suddenly seem like annoying strangers, whose questionable rep got him expelled from school.
Jenna has organized the trip to celebrate her husband's fiftieth birthday--she's been looking forward to it for months. This novel is a ray of light in the canon of vacation lit—in Reinhardt’s hands, paradise gone wrong feels very right. Peoplea private mexican villa is the backdrop to this smart, absorbing story of a milestone vacation in a tropical paradise gone wrong, Mexico, wrong, wrongTwo families arrive in Puerto Vallarta, for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
Forget You Know Me: A Novel
But then molly leaves the room to check on a crying child. What liza sees next will change everything. Only one thing is certain: Molly needs her. Spouses, hardened by neglect. But after liza moved away, things grew more strained than anyone wanted to admit—in the friendship and the marriage. When daniel goes away on business, Molly and Liza plan to reconnect with a nice long video chat after the kids are in bed.
Even after molly married Daniel, the couple considered Liza an honorary family member. Liza drives all night to be at Molly’s side—but when she arrives, the reception is icy, leaving Liza baffled and hurt. Not after this. Forget you know me is a “twisty, emotionally complex, powder keg of a tale” bestselling author Emily Carpenter about the wounds of people who’ve grown apart.
Best friends, separated by miles. The next “masterful” publishers weekly novel from "the gifted Jessica Strawser" Adriana Trigiani, hailed as “immensely satisfying” Kathleen Barber and “that book you can’t put down” Sally Hepworth. She knows there’s no denying what she saw. Or is there?in disbelief that their friendship could really be over, Liza is unaware she’s about to have a near miss of her own.
And molly, won’t turn to Daniel, refusing to deal with what’s happened, either. But none of them can go on pretending.