An actress struggles toward sobriety in this fictionalized version of Carrie Fisher’s own struggles with substance abuse, famously adapted into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.
What happens when a guilt-ridden surgeon meets a violent sociopath? Nothing good. This visceral Man Booker Prize finalist pits reason against base instinct aboard a whaling vessel in the 19th century.
Is it time for Tom Perrotta to move on? And can a novel that trades on white privilege get away with it if it pretends to be in on the joke?
Mildred Pierce is an independent woman trying to get ahead in a society that doesn’t give women many chances. Along the way she must deal with tragedy, romance, and one hell of a conceited daughter.
Twenty years after winning the Man Booker Prize for her debut novel, Arundhati Roy returns to fiction with a sprawling tale of India, its people, and its politics in all its complex glory.
A failed artist struggles to grow up and put the pieces of her life back together as her family faces an emotional ordeal she isn’t mature enough to handle.