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Books in Bloom

by Book Geniuses on 2019-06-12T09:33:00-05:00 in Fiction, Books & Reading | Comments


As you grab your trusty umbrella this month, remember that May's flowers are just around the corner! Brighten your reading pile with these gorgeous books in bloom (and one in fruit; we couldn’t leave it out). These recent releases are wonderful inside and out, and most are available in e-book and audiobook editions. You may discover a new favorite among these under-the-radar authors.



Claire Fuller’s Bitter Orange is a Gothic tale that transports you to a decaying English country estate, complete with unexpected and unnerving neighbors.

Mother Country by Irina Reyn is a moving look at the contemporary immigrant experience and the complicated bond between a mother who made it to America and the daughter she left in Ukraine.

If you enjoy multi-generational family sagas, The Peacock Feast by Lisa Gornick starts at the eccentric Louis C. Tiffany’s Long Island mansion and journeys across time and oceans as a 101-year-old woman recalls her long and storied life.
For fans of historical fiction, The Familiars by Stacey Halls takes you back to the witch trials of 1612, with relatable and well-written characters struggling against the many limits placed on women in every level of society at the time.

The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay is a complex and engrossing tale of love, grief, and politics that follows an aimless woman searching for an old family friend in Kashmir. Perfect for readers who love character-driven stories.

Already optioned by the producer of Big Little Lies and the films Wild and Gone Girl, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Australian writer Holly Ringland follows a young girl as she strives to break free from the tragic patterns of her family.

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