The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante.
Jack by Marilynne Robinson
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
She come by it Natural by Sarah Smarsh
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
The End of the Affair by Graham Green. Audiobook by Colin Firth
Our Shadows by Gail Jones
The Power of Adrienne Rich by Hilary Holladay (an Orange County resident)
An Angel in Australia by Tom Keneally. Lisa wrote about it.
The Nagano Thrift Shop.
Ida B The Queen by Michelle Duster (Ida’s great granddaughter).
Intimations by Zadie Smith. In print at Jeff-Mad, audiobook at audible read by author
Deacon King Kong by James McBride
All Adults Here by Emma Straub. In a list of books with qualities like Ted Lasso. NYT reviewed.
Tangled Up in Blue by Rosa Brooks.
Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney. Tony says “a blunt and sleazy view of the Irish crime scene.”
The Dry by Jane Harper. Kim impressed.
A Million Aunties by Alecia McKenzie. NYT review.
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart.
The Performance by Clair Thomas. Ron Charles reviewed this Oz writer.
Out of Place. Memoir by Edward Said. Jeff-Mad has.
Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey. Jeff-Mad has
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich.
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw. short stories. Available at Jeff-Mad in print and audio.
On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed.
Monogamy by Sue Miller. NYT review.
Matrix by Lauren Groff. Comes out sept 2021
Here We Are by Graham Swift. “proper old-fashioned storytelling” with gentleness, according to reading matters.
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan.
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison