Amis, Martin. The Pregnant Widow.
The year is 1970, and the youth of Europe are in the chaotic, ecstatic throes of the sexual revolution. Though blindly dedicated to the cause, its nubile foot soldiers have yet to realize this disturbing truth: that between the death of one social order and the birth of another, there exists a state of terrifying purgatory—or, as Alexander Herzen put it, a pregnant widow.
Barry, Brunonia. The Map of True Places
The author of The Lace Reader takes on the difficult topic of suicide.
Blum, Jenna. The Stormchasers.
Author of Those Who Save Us.
Cleage, Pearl. Till You Hear from Me.
Just when it appears that all her hard work on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is about to pay off with a White House job, thirty-five-year-old Ida B. Wells Dunbar finds herself on Washington, D.C.’s post-election sidelines even as her twentysomething counterparts overrun the West Wing.