Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini

Hardcover, 320 pages Expected publication: August 15th 2017 by Doubleday Books Welcome to LA? Nineties’ Hollywood gets an Italian makeover in this poignant and ruefully funny coming-of-age novel featuring a teenage girl who’s on shaky ground in more ways than one. Mere weeks after the 1992 riots that laid waste to Los Angeles, Eugenia, a … More Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Hardcover, 310 pages Published September 13th 2016 by Doubleday (first published August 2016) Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood – where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent … More The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead