- NIGHT THEATRE by Vikram Paralkar (January 14)
The novel is based in a poor, remote village in India where a nameless surgeon works. He is visited by a family of three members who have been murdered recently and they need his help to return to this life for some good. Vikram himself is a physician-scientist and his novel analyse philosophical questions about morality, humanity and the limits and possibilities of medical intervention.
- UNCANNY VALLEY by Anna Wiener (January 14)
This novel is a portrayal about the careless and meteoric inflation of the startup bubble in the early 2010s. “Lively and humorous, but weighted with the dreadful realization that this is the world we live in now, Uncanny Valley is juicy and terrifying in equal measure.
- YELLOW BIRD: OIL, MURDER. AND A WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR JUSTICE IN INDIAN COUNTRY by Sierra Crane Murdoch (February 25)
Sierra Crane Murdoch debuted from this novel. In this she follows the efforts of Lissa Yellow Bird, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nation who has dedicated herself to the search for missing people in Indian country. This novel is one of a fulfilling work of Sierra.
- LADY IN WAITING: MY EXTRAORDINARY LIFE IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROWN by Anne Glenconner (March 24)
If you are a fan of The Crown and royal weddings, then you are going to love this inside account of the lives of the British aristocracy. Author Anne Glenconner spent her 30 years as the lady in waiting to the princess, while also navigating her own class and life’s turbulence.
- CHOSEN ONES by Veronica Roth (April 7)
Veronica Roth is none other than the same author of the mega- popular young adult Divergent trilogy. This novel is about the lives of five ‘Chosen Ones’, who when teenager had taken the evil life called the Dark One and now, years later, have to adjust their life as heroes.
- HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD by C Pam Zhang (April 7)
This novel is about the children of a Chinese prospector, based during the gold rush. The story revolves around two siblings, Lucy 12 and Sam 11, after the death of their father. The orphaned kids are in dilemma how to bury their father in the traditional Chinese way, since they lack the requisite two silver dollars to cover his eyes.
- STRAY by Stephanie Danler (May 5)
After her 2016 debut novel, Sweetbitter, based on her experience of moving to New York and waitressing at the Union Square Café, she is back with her another novel, Stray, which is about her life after selling Sweetbitter, when she is pulled from New York City, her home for 10 years, back to Southern California, where her mother resides with disabilities.
- THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett (June 2)
This novel considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person’s decisions, desires and expectations and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.
- THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS by Elena Ferrante, trans. by Ann Goldstein (June 9)
This novel centers on Giovanna between the ages of 12 and 16, charting her development from the sweet girl who adores her parents to a sulking, aggressive teenager who finds pleasure in self-abasement and making those around her uncomfortable.
- MEMORIAL DRIVE by Natasha Trethewey (July 18)
Natasha Trethewey, former U.S. poet laureate and Pulizer Prize winner’s book is about her mother’s murder at the hands of an ex-husband when she was only 19.