11/22/63 by Stephen King

May 3, 2015

Plot summary (from the publisher): In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it. It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English […]


The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

March 7, 2015

Plot summary (from the publisher): Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and […]


The Antagonist by Lynn Coady

March 6, 2015

Plot summary (from the publisher): A piercing epistolary novel, The Antagonist explores, with wit and compassion, how the impressions of others shape, pervert, and flummox both our perceptions of ourselves and our very nature. Gordon Rankin Jr., aka “Rank,” thinks of himself as “King Midas in reverse”—and indeed misfortune seems to follow him at every […]


And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman

February 17, 2014

Plot summary (from the publisher): Perennial New York Times and nationally bestselling author and acclaimed multiple–prize winner Laura Lippman delivers a brilliant novel about a woman with a secret life who is forced to make desperate choices to save her son and herself. When Hector Lewis told his daughter that she had a nothing face, […]


The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

December 23, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel tells the story of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their damp and rainy environs to go on a holiday to a secluded coastal castle in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins, who belong to the same ladies’ club but have never spoken, become […]


The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

October 25, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): n Mitch Albom’s newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, […]


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

August 27, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): When Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, reaches the breaking point with his difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: “Can’t we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.” His prayer is seemingly answered when Ravi’s entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in […]


Life of Pi by Yann Martel

June 20, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): ONE BOY, ONE BOAT, ONE TIGER… After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan and a […]


Indecent Proposal by Jack Engelhard

October 2, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): Nothing cooled the fire in Joshua Kane’s belly, not even marriage to his drop dead gorgeous wife, Joan, his own American dream-a Philadelphia socialite who gave up her lifestyle to have him. Now Josh believed that money could stop the burning in his gut, the kind of cash Joan deserved, […]


Calico Joe by John Grisham

September 23, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly […]