Animal by Lisa Taddeo

Joan thinks she's found love with a married man, but her life takes a tailspin when her previous, and also married, boyfriend and boss kills himself in front of her at a restaurant. Joan decides to go find answers and confront a woman called Alice, who has some connection to a trauma in her past. …

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Revival Season by Monica West

Revival Season is Monica West's debut novel, and it follows a Southern black Evangelical family, through the eyes of the main character, Miriam, the 15 year old daughter. Miriam's father is a Baptist preacher and faith healer, and each Summer they travel with him to tent revivals, where he heals the sick and injured through …

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How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Set in a resort town called Baxter's Beach in Barbados, this book centers largely on a girl called Lala, who is pregnant and in an abusive relationship. When her labour starts, she goes looking for help, and ends up knocking on the door of a wealthy home where her husband, co-incidentally, is robbing the owners. …

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The Girls Are So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

When Amb hits college, still stinging from her high school boyfriends betrayal, she longs to fit in and be popular. She feels immediately drawn to another girl, Sully, who she feels has the confidence, power and popularity that she craves. She starts to go along with whatever Sully suggests, hoping to impress and win her …

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Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

With the way the world is today, friendship is more important than ever, helping us through and keeping us sane, giving us the emotional support. I felt like this book would be a good one to read and share with you all right now, so I took it on without realising that it was written …

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