'Juno's Swans' by Tamsen Wolff

Juno’s Swan is a story about the limits of love: both the crash at the end of a first love and the tunnel vision infatuation can give, the kind where everything outside that adoring gaze becomes flattened… read more

‘Tin Man’ by Sarah Winman

Sarah Winman’s third novel, Tin Man (Putnam), is only about two hundred pages long, but it covers a great deal of ground. It begins in 1950, when Dora Judd wins a raffle and, against her husband’s orders, selects a print of van Gogh’s Sunflowers as her prize rather than a bottle of whiskey. The novel… read more

‘Night Soil’ by Dale Peck

Night Soil is a remarkable novel that explores many themes simultaneously—the relationship between a single mother and her son, the repercussions of racism in America, the abuse of our environment—all through the life of an unique gay character… read more

'Felt in the Jaw' by Kristen N. Arnett

Felt in the Jaw excels at revealing moments of fracture, moments at which the careful facades Arnett’s characters have built around their inner lives finally crack. … read more