MEET ME IN ANOTHER LIFE, Catriona Silvey. Two strangers fall in love, and though their lives are cut short only a few days later in a tragic accident, they meet again and again in different lives, bodies, and scenarios, and are eventually forced to discover the truth of their connection before they die one final time. “A character-driven set of stories dotted with uncanny glimpses of different worlds, all of which come together and crescendo into revelations that will leave the reader reeling,” writes Booklist. Bookshop.
A SUNDAY IN VILLE D-’AVRAY, Dominique Barbéris, John Cullen (translator). At a home reminiscent of their childhood, two sisters find their relationship threatened when one of them discloses an encounter she had with a strange man. Bookshop.
FOLKLORN, Angela Mi Young Hur. A particle physicist whose female family members are historically cursed returns home after tragedy strikes, unraveling her mother’s dark stories of magic, hunger, and vengeance to better understand her family’s generational trauma. “Angela Mi Young Hur’s hugely ambitious Folklorn is a spellbinding shape-shifter of a novel,” says Celeste Ng. Bookshop.
WHITE MAGIC, Elissa Washuta. A book of essays about a woman’s exploration of magic, spirituality, and family history. “An insightful, surprising, and eloquent record of stories of magic and the magic in stories,” writes Booklist. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.
SLINGSHOT, Mercedes Helnwein. After saving the new kid from getting beat up, a loner at a Florida boarding school discovers love and friendship — so why does she break his heart? In a starred review, Kirkus calls it “wildly real and bursting with all the romance and pain of coming into oneself.” Bookshop.
WINTER IN SOKCHO, Elisa Shua Dusapin, Aneesa Abbas Higgins (translator). A French-Korean woman working as a receptionist in a Korean border town popular with tourists discovers herself as she embarks upon an exploration of the city with a popular French cartoonist. “At times staggeringly beautiful…Oiled with a brooding tension that never dissipates or resolves, Winter in Sokcho is a noirish cold sweat of a book,” writes the Guardian. Bookshop.
FUGITIVE TELEMETRY, Martha Wells. Murderbot discovers a dead body on a space station and has to figure out what happened to it — forcing it to engage in its least favorite activity: talking to humans. “Murderbot continues to bring intelligence and acerbic commentary on humanity to the forefront,” writes Library Journal. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.
REVELATIONS, Mary Sharratt. After nearly dying from giving birth to her fourteenth child, a woman in 14th-century England seeks counsel from a famous anchoress, who in conversation realize they’ve both been having vivid religious visions. Kirkus calls it “historical fiction at its best.” Bookshop.
THE END OF MEN, Christina Sweeney-Baird. In 2025, after a pandemic kills the world’s men, the women are left behind to tell their own stories. Publisher’s Weekly calls it “philosophically sweeping and emotionally intimate.” Bookshop.
ANCHORED HEARTS, Priscilla Oliveras. An award-winning photographer returns home to Key West after decades away, rekindling his love for the woman he was forced to leave behind. “A stunning romance of first love found again,” writes Kirkus in a starred review. Bookshop.
DIAL A FOR AUNTIES, Jesse Q. Sutanto. When she accidentally kills her blind date, a woman enlists her mother and aunts to help get rid of the body — an effort that’s complicated by a huge, upcoming family wedding and the woman’s college sweetheart shows up unannounced. “Readers will die for the delightfully absurd hijinks in this dark comedy,” says Kirkus. Bookshop.
WHEREABOUTS, Jhumpa Lahiri. A woman wanders the city she calls home as she questions her place in the world and her need to belong. “Lahiri has demonstrated that she is a master of cultural collisions,” writes the San Francisco Chronicle. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.