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Age of Vice
Author: Deepti Kapoor

When a speeding Mercedes jumps the curb and kills five people in New Delhi, all eyes settle on a shell-shocked servant who cannot explain the strange series of events that led to this crime. In the shadow of lavish estates, extravagant parties, predatory business deals and calculated political influence, three lives become dangerously intertwined: a servant, a playboy heir and a journalist. Equal parts crime thriller and family saga, transporting readers from the dusty villages of Uttar Pradesh to the urban energy of New Delhi, Age of Vice is an intoxicating novel of gangsters and lovers, false friendships and the consequences of corruption.

The Faraway World
Author: Patricia Engel

From Patricia Engel, whose novel Infinite Country was a New York Times bestseller and a Reese’s Book Club pick, comes a collection of ten award-winning short stories set across the Americas. Two Colombian expats meet as strangers on the rainy streets of New York City, both burdened with traumatic pasts. In Cuba, a woman discovers her deceased brother’s bones have been stolen, and the love of her life returns from Ecuador for a one-night visit. A cash-strapped couple hustles in Miami, to life-altering ends. These haunting stories are linked by themes of migration, sacrifice, and moral compromise — and all embody quiet moments of love.

Someone Else’s Shoes
Author: Jojo Moyes

Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else’s shoes? That’s a question that two women of differing economic statuses come to answer in this new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You and The Giver of Stars. It all begins when Sam Kemp, who struggles to keep her family afloat, accidentally takes the gym bag of Nisha Cantor, whose husband has just filed for divorce, threatening her wealthy, globetrotting lifestyle. As the two women are forced to literally walk in one another’s shoes, readers will begin to wonder: Can either woman return to the life she had before?

Old Babes in the Wood
Author: Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments, is making her highly-anticipated return to short fiction for the first time since 2014 with this entrancing collection of 15 short stories. At the heart of the collection are seven extraordinary stories that follow a married couple across the decades, honing in on the moments big and small that make up a long life of uncommon love — and what comes after. Addressing themes of family relationships, marriage, loss and memory, all of these stories — some of which have appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine — work together to grapple with the question of what it means to spend a life together. 

What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez
Author: Claire Jiminez

When 13 year old Ruthy disappeared after track practice without a trace, it left the family scarred and scrambling. Then one night, twelve years later, her sister Jessica spots a woman on her TV screen in Catfight, a raunchy reality show, who calls herself Ruby and has a familiar birthmark under her left eye. Could this be her long-lost sister?

Jessica, along with her sister Nina, their mother and their mother’s best friend, embarks on a road trip to find maybe-Ruthy. This novel paints a vivid family portrait and explores the familial bonds between women, colonialism and cycles of generational violence.

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