Contemporary Fiction

My Ex-Life

David Hedges's life is coming apart at the seams. His job helping San Francisco rich kids get into the colleges of their parents choice is exasperating; his younger boyfriend has left him; and the beloved carriage house he rents is being sold. The last person he expects to hear from is Julie Fiske. It's been decades since they've spoken, and he's relieved to hear she's recovered from her brief, misguided first marriage. To him.

The Perfect Mother

They call themselves the May Mothers-a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. Twice a week, with strollers in tow, they get together in Prospect Park, seeking refuge from the isolation of new motherhood; sharing the fears, joys, and anxieties of their new child-centered lives. When the group's members agree to meet for drinks at a hip local bar, they have in mind a casual evening of fun.. But on this sultry Fourth of July night , something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is abducted from his crib.

The Garden of Small Beginnings

Lilian Girvan has been a single mother since her husband died in a car accident. Three years later, she's starting to get the hang of it. But she's about to discover -- with the help of her insanely supportive sister, a charming gardening instructor, and her quirky fellow students -- how to let nature take its course in gardening, in life, and in love.

Fierce Kingdom

One of the New York Times Book Review's Best Crime Novels of 2017 "Warning: you'll finish this in one sitting." --TheSkimm "Expertly made thriller . . . clever and irresistible." --The New York Times An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she'll go to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect.

The Almost Sisters

Leia discovers she is pregnant with a biracial child but before she can tell her conventional Southern family, her grandmother slips into dementia and Leia discovers that the elderly woman has been hiding a secret linked to the Civil War.