In Haruki Murakami’s collection of seven short stories, Men Without Women, he explores the correlative parallel aspect of love and loneliness through the lives of seven men.
Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being is a meditation on how time passes and how we live as it does.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak follows the story of Liesel Meminger and her life in Molching, a fictional small town near Munich, under Nazi Germany.
A very fascinating, philosophical, and ambitious story about human experience.
Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, American War, is a frightening look at the real world consequences brought about by a divisive political and social climate. Set in the not-too-distant future, American society has been torn asunder by a second Civil War. Instead of slavery being the root cause of the conflict, this time it is the President’s actions to limit the destructive effects of climate change.
Melissa Scrivner Love’s debut novel, Lola, tells the story of an unlikely heroine who secretly leads a small gang in South Central Los Angeles called the Crenshaw Six.
The essence of art is transcendent in nature. A single piece of art can mean many things. In Ellen Umansky’s debut novel, The Fortunate Ones, art embodies love, loss, and friendship. The story centers around a missing painting and how it has brought two women, Rose Zimmer and Lizzie Goldstein, together.