Against Gravity by Farnoosh Moshiri

By Farnoosh Moshiri

Set in Houston within the mid-1980s, opposed to Gravity is a harrowing tale of 3 lives colliding— Madison Kirby, an indignant, demise highbrow; Ric Cardinal, a social employee devoted to supporting others yet affected by the son he can't shop; and Roya, a suffering Iranian immigrant who has traveled for years in the course of the war-torn heart East to reach in Texas to eke out the main tenuous lifestyles for herself and her daughter. They every one inform in their personal lives, but as their tales intertwine a portrait of shared fight and loss emerges. A devastating and lovely novel. “AGAINST GRAVITY is an excessive novel, formidable in its achieve, exciting in its structural complexity and the sophistication of its narration. it's the hugely pleasant paintings of a mature author that would go away the reader short of extra. I loved it.” —Nuruddin Farah, writer of hyperlinks, and the Blood within the solar Trilogy

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Dark Secrets of the Old Oak Tree (Southern Tree Series) by Dolores J. Wilson

By Dolores J. Wilson

Following the tip of her 15-year marriage to a high-powered legal professional, Evie Carson returns to her small place of origin in Georgia basically to bump into a horrible secret. She is surprised into silence as she watches a mentally-challenged member of the community carry the nude, dead physique of her adolescence pal. The professionals are yes that after the fellow is arrested, the town's nightmare may be over. but if he turns up lifeless and Evie's domestic turns into the heart of unusual occasions, she and an investigating nation trooper worry she could be the subsequent sufferer. along with his aid, Evie wages a conflict to avoid wasting her lifestyles opposed to the secrets and techniques of the oak tree. quickly, she starts to wonder whether she is secure from someone in her fatherland, together with the country trooper.

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Land of the Blind by Jess Walter

By Jess Walter

Jess Walter's extensively acclaimed first novel, Over Tumbled Graves, paired the plot of a primary mystery with writing of remarkable intelligence and human perception. Now, in Land of the Blind, Walter brings again police detective Caroline Mabry and pits her in a conflict of wits opposed to a mysterious but oddly well-known determine who's dragged into her precinct condo one Friday evening, seeming disoriented and donning a watch patch."I'd prefer to confess, he says. yet he insists on writing out his confession in longhand. And, he warns her, it could take a while.Over the subsequent forty-eight hours, the stranger admits to way over against the law. He confesses a life-time: a wry and haunting story of poverty and politics, of obsession and revenge. And as he writes, Caroline pushes herself to close cave in, racing opposed to the clock to enquire now not in simple terms a homicide however the tale of 2 men's darkly intertwined lives ... and to discover the physique that awaits her, someplace within the city.The result's a singular that blends suspense with wealthy characterization and impossible to resist storytelling, one who speaks deeply to the bonds and compromises we make as youngsters -- and the deadly blunders we will make at any second in our lives.

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A Strange Valley by Darrell Bain

By Darrell Bain

A clerk operating within the census bureau discovers a sequence of anomalies within the inhabitants of a small urban positioned within the Ozark Mountains. Intrigued, the clerk keeps to enquire. He reveals that, on typical, the folk of the town and surrounding valley, are a bit smarter, much less non secular, extra thrifty, marry much less, have the next point of schooling, are extra sexually liberated and feature fewer health problems. the town additionally refuses govt funds for faculties and roads, has little crime and no signal of racial unrest. None of those components might suggest a lot taken by myself, yet jointly, they spell out a inhabitants that's relatively skewed from the traditional. strangely, hardly ever someone within the valley realizes that the majority of them are diversified from the typical. they only imagine they stay in a superb position between reliable humans. Then the research starts...

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