In Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into a wealthy and insular art community.
As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love — and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
Now a major motion picture, starring Ansel Elgot, Finn Wolfhard and Nicole Kidman, if you liked The Goldfinch, you’ll love:
Rikki, a teenager being raised by her grandmother in NYC, can’t remember her mother. When she asks her grandmother questions, the older woman falls apart and refuses to answer. Desperate to learn the truth about her mother’s untimely death, she discovers a hidden family album. Who is the boy in the photograph with her mother? Is he her uncle? Determined to unlock the mystery, Rikki seeks out Harry, a writer struggling with his own issues of identity.
“AFTER THE FALL by Brad Graber is a fast-paced and moving novel about family, memory, and love that will appeal to all readers who appreciate good storytelling and, especially, well-drawn characters.” — IndieReader
Sebastian Hart has dealt with a lifetime of goodbyes. And now, a year after his husband Frank’s death, the forty-year-old Broadway chorus boy still blames himself. After all, Sebastian started the argument that night over one of Frank’s former date items, someone younger than Sebastian who still wanted Frank.
“THE TRUTH ABOUT GOODBYE, Russell Ricard’s novel about a gay man grieving over the loss of his husband’s death, pulls the reader of all sexual persuasions in with its witty dialogue, light touch, and refusal to propagandize.” — IndieReader
Simon Powell is in rehab, trying to understand how he ended up in such dire straits. His counselor suggests Simon write down his story as a way to understand his journey from the small town of Sibley, Arkansas, to the heights of leadership in a fringe religious movement. Simon’s disillusionment with his faith leads him to seek the affections of male hustlers and the oblivion of cocaine.
“SIMPLE SIMON is an engaging tale of a gay man’s quest for enlightenment and self-acceptance.” — IndieReader
When she was a child, Joey Kinkaid, assigned as a boy at birth—wearing Mom’s purple sundress and an imaginary crown—ruled the Baker Street neighborhood with a flair and imagination that kept the other kids captivated. Day after day, she led them on fantastic after-school adventures, but those innocent childhood days are over, and the magic is gone. The princess is alone.
“Author Mia Kerick deftly creates a realistic, loveable, and memorable cast of characters in THE PRINCESS OF BAKER STREET, a sweet and straightforward LGBTQ+ YA novel, filled with beautiful moments of hope, love, and acceptance as a transgender teen struggles to survive middle school.” — IndieReader
Jordan has the man that every woman dreams of —Kevin. He’s a handsome marketing executive who loves her deeply and wants to marry her. After three years of living with Kevin, Jordan meets Leslie, a gorgeous New York record label exec, who shares an open marriage with an Italian billionaire. While working together, the two women discover that they have chemistry. Jordan confides in her best friend, Daphne, who doesn’t react quite the way that she expected. Will Jordan succumb to her feelings for Leslie or will she marry “Mr. Right”? Can Jordan and Daphne’s friendship withstand this new revelation?
“J. Renee’ LaCour leads readers into a web of sex, love, lies and eventually painful resolution in THE UNSIMPLE TRUTH, an adventure that resonates long after the book is finished.” — IndieReader