“After the Forest” by Kell Woods wonders what happens when suspicious townspeople remember that Greta killed someone in her childhood but forget that the victim was a sweets-obsessed witch trying to kill her brother in this take on Hansel and Gretel.
Already long listed for the Booker Prize, Tan Twan Eng’s “The House of Doors” imagines W. Somerset Maugham’s fateful trip to Malaysia, which inspired much of his short story collection, “The Casuarina Tree.”
Learn more about the role of women, the barriers they faced at the CIA and how their warnings were often discounted for disastrous results in “The Sisterhood” by Liza Mundy.
Travel the US and explore eight different foods and food-traditions that are on the brink of extinction in Sarah Lohman’s “Endangered Eating.”
Middle grade readers will feel for Sparkle, an aspiring model and actress who is diagnosed with alopecia at the start of middle school in Lakita Wilson’s "Sparkle."
Teens will be spooked by the graphic novel "Bad Medicine" by Christopher Twin, when a group of Cree teens try to outdo each other when telling stories around the campfire.