The Seven Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard.
Our Little Racket by Angelica Baker
Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Evelyn Hugo is a Hollywood star who is famous for not only her roles, but the fact that she married seven times. At 80 years old and having outlived all seven husbands, Evelyn is finally ready to tell her story. We learn of her early years in Hell's' Kitchen, the loss of her mother and her determination to find fame and fortune. But which of her seven husbands was the love of her life. Or is there a secret that Evelyn has yet to reveal?
White Crysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht (To be published in January 2018)
This is a heartbreaking story of two Korean sisters and their experiences during the Japanese occupation of Korea. In 1943, 16-year old Hana is a "haenyeo," one of the "women of the sea." These strong, powerful women work only for themselves and dive deep under the sea harvesting seafood to support their families. Hanna and her younger sister Emiko have grown up speaking Japanese and are banned from their own Korean language and culture. The novel tells the story of Hana beginning in 1943 and of Emi in 2011. Hana is taken by Japanese soldiers and forced to become a 'comfort woman" in a military brothel. Despite her terrible experiences, Hana never gives up on her pride or her heritage. Meanwhile, Emi is a grandmother who has spent her life feeling guilty over her sister's abduction. These two strong, resilient women illustrate the courage of women in times of war. This is a moving story of two sisters that brings to light a piece of Korean history that few may know.