This is How Your Marriage Ends by Matthew Fray (2022). This perhaps should be a primer given to all newlyweds in the USA as they embark on their lives together. Mr. Fray famous because of his blog - Must Be This Tall To Ride, and his highly shared column about dirty dishes near the sink - expands his own experience as a divorced dad and his husband coaching business into a series of stories and thoughts and advice for anyone wanting to stay married. His raw emotion and honest look at the mistakes he made is refreshing and perhaps helping many not lose the one thing they say matters the most - their relationship with their partner.
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
The Drowning Sea by Sarah Stewart Taylor (2022). Luckily for mystery fans, Maggie D'Arcy is back - this time, unemployed and in Ireland to figure out whether her renewed romance with a beau from decades earlier can withstand close contact, trying to help her daughter Lilly deal with the trauma of Lilly's father's recent death, and trying to figure out what is next for her own career. Happily for us readers, she's in West Cork as she ponders all these items. It's gorgeous, and a vacation, and life is good until a body or two washes ashore. The development of an old manor home and migrant laborers from the European mainland, and old versus new money clashes seem to be at the center of the deaths and other things Maggie can't resist investigating. Think of this novel as a chance to spend quality time in an amazing Irish village with characters you'd love to have as neighbors or who at least would make your life more interesting. This is a perfect book for a comfy chair and some tea, or a porch, or a beach, or a plane, or to keep you company while waiting for an appointment, or when needing some travel inspiration or ...
call us what we carry by amanda gorman (2021)
A strange loop: a musical by Michael R Jackson (2020)
How the Word is passed by Clint Smith (2021)
greenlight by matthew mccaughay (2021)
Great circle by Shipstead
2022 Kids and YA
Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee (2022) - Maizy has never been to Last Chance, Minnesota. she has only seen her grandparents once that she can remember and it was so brief it basically did not happen. Suddenly, she is back there for a summer as her Opa is very sick and her Oma needs her mother's help running the Golden Palace. Last Chance is completely different from her home in LA. Her mother is completely different in Last Chance fighting with her Oma, concerned about her Opa and flirting with Last Chance's principal. Basically Maizy has no idea how she will survive a whole summer there. Then she discovers her Opa has amazing stories to share, and many paper sons - Chinese immigrants from the 19th century, traveled through and were helped by the Golden Palace on their way to other locations.
Inheritance a visual poem by Elizabeth Acevedo (2022). a beautifully illustrated poem about hair and race and so much more