February Fiction (2/22/23)

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February had fiction for everyone! With everything from historical and literary to family stories and love stories, find your next read here.

MY LAST INNOCENT YEAR by Daisy Alpert Florin

An Indie Next pick!

“A young woman navigates sex and power at an elite New England college in the late 1990s in Florin’s debut…A brilliantly crafted campus novel for the generation before #MeToo.”–Kirkus Reviews

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HOMESTEAD by Melinda Moustakis

2 starred reviews!

“Inspired by Moustakis’ own family history and set during the Alaskan Territory’s bid for statehood, this stunning debut novel considers what it truly means to own land. Recommended for fans of Kristin Hannah’s THE GREAT ALONE (2018).”–Booklist, starred review

“This evocative, well-drawn account of Alaska’s American settlers is so convincing it ought to come with a pair of mittens.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

WESTERN LANE by Chetna Maroo

“A grieving family’s life is altered when they become obsessed with the game of squash… A debut novel of immense poise and promise.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A COUNTRY YOU CAN LEAVE by Asale Angel-Ajani

“In perceptive prose and wry dialogue, Angel-Ajani brings to life a mother and daughter trapped by their circumstances. This is exemplary.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE SUN WALKS DOWN by Fiona McFarlane

“[T]he vivid descriptions of the landscape, a lived-in feeling community, dozens of well-defined characters, and an honest look at the uneasy relationship between settlers and Australia’s Indigenous population carry the reader along. Fans of Richard Flanagan and Peter Carey will love this.”–Publishers Weekly

IF A POEM COULD LIVE AND BREATHE: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt’s First Love by Mary Calvi

“Interspersed throughout the tale of Roosevelt’s relationship with his first wife, told from both their points of view, are chapters that reveal his deep sadness after losing her. This is a sweet and engaging story with strong-minded characters.”–Booklist

MY LAST INNOCENT YEAR by Daisy Alpert Florin;9781250857033; available now
HOMESTEAD by Melinda Moustakis; 9781250845566 2/28/23
WESTERN LANE by Chetna Maroo; 9780374607494; available now
A COUNTRY YOU CAN LEAVE by Asale Angel-Ajani; 9780374604059; available now
THE SUN WALKS DOWN by Fiona McFarlane; 9780374606237; available now
IF A POME COULD LIVE AND BREATHE: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt’s First Love by Mary Calvi; 9781250277831; available now

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