Strangers I Know by Claudia Durastanti

An autobiographical fiction with meaning for any reader, particularly if language and its meaning to humankind is of interest. Sometimes funny and warm, sometimes dark and disturbing, it’s a great work of literature.
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The Heretic by Liam McIlvanney

A quick-paced and character-driven Scottish mystery set in the gray and somber streets of Glasgow follows murder and gang-related retribution to a satisfying ending that should please any whodunit reader.
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The Last Professional by Ed Davis

An up-and-down adventure on the hobo road showing how the riders of the rails have lived and even prospered in their own way with a wealth of tips on catching freight trains to ride for free. It is a story of friendship, loyalty and courage with a stimulating tingle of danger.
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Daughter of the Morning Star by Craig Johnson

Walt and Henry once more exhibit steadfast resolution in their struggle to find justice for one of the many young women who disappear from reservations never to be found. Juggling crimes being committed all the while, they are looking into history and native beliefs for answers and confronting entities both temporal and spiritual.
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Small World by Jonathan Evison

Decades, centuries, even, of struggle and suffering bear fruit that we may all recognize, even if we have not been part of it. Rich with characters and landscape, this is a substantial literary work that will satisfy any reader of historical fiction.
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The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer

A first-rate whodunit with stolen art, sinister dealers, obsessed collectors, an amoral hitman and a protagonist with his own problems, including romantic entanglement. Lots of fun and informative, too.
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The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

A mix of classic mythology and historical records with the engaging tale of two brothers from Nebraska who find themselves in the midst of an adventure neither anticipated but which proves the equal of any great myth or seminal history.
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