Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
Recondite meta-fiction. War’s carnage engulfs rebirth, brotherly-love, and sharp-tongued wit.
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Absorbing, addictive, multi-decade, funny, sob-inducing, infuriating saga full of truths.
Help for the Haunted by John Searles.
Spooky-mysterious, hair-raising thriller/mystery. Good girl in demon-exorcising, bible-thumping family.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Repetitive, but theory sustains interest. Revolting slavemaster best skipped over.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Unique. Little sisters, humor, heartbreak and animal rights merge brilliantly.
Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt
Cold-war suburban tragedy intensifies loneliness of ostracized divorcee and son.