>THE BEGINNER’S GOODBYE

by Anne Tyler

A widower feels “erased” by his beloved wife’s death, until she starts paying him visits. Quirky uplift, Tyler-style.

THE LIFEBOAT

by Charlotte Rogan

Rogan’s involving, assured debut novel pits the survivors of a 1914 shipwreck against nature—both human and otherwise.

A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME

by Wiley Cash

In hardscrabble North Carolina, an evil minister fixes on healing a mute boy who may have seen too much.

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