In Atrek’s debut, Turkish-American Ada’s yearly summer vacation on the Aegean coast with the women of her family is interrupted by the presence of a mysterious man from her mother’s past. Despite her best efforts to set up her mom, Ada finds herself falling for middle-aged Levent, and must face her own desire (and the sheer fact of her looming adulthood) head-on. Written in lush prose, Holiday Country explores daughterhood and belonging with all the intensity and brilliance of a sun-soaked beach.
In 1923, gifted pianist Ezra “Breeze” Walker flees a traumatic past in South Carolina for the glamor of the Harlem Renaissance. A century later, aspiring florist Ricki leaves behind her family’s Atlanta-based funeral home empire for her own shop and a brownstone with quirky Ms. Della. Thanks to a magical concoction of leap years, true love, and conditional immortality, Ezra and Ricki keep running into each other, unable to ignore their growing attraction. Featuring adorable side characters and all the sparkle of a timeless romance, this is Williams’s best book yet!
Ola is a celebrated feminist journalist engaged to Michael, an up-and-coming podcaster. The couple are excited for their nuptials, but a month before their wedding, the List, a document naming abusive men in the UK media, begins circulating on Twitter -- and Michael is on it. Gripping and fresh, Adegoke’s fiction debut grapples with the personal and professional fallout of cancel culture, while putting a microscope to a relationship on the brink of collapse. It's an intriguing, enjoyable story of fame, love, and what it means to seek justice.