Songs of Willow Frost : a novel by Jamie Ford. With his friend Charlotte, twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese-American boy, escapes from a Seattle orphanage determined to find his mother Willow and discover his connection to the exotic film star.
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.
THE VACATIONERS Celebrating their anniversary and their daughter's high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they would conceal.
**The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom: 'When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family.