April Showers Bring May Flowers
While you’re waiting for those May flowers, check out these fiction books with floral covers!
April 5, 2023
When We Were Birds
Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
The introduction of a singularly stunning new voice in fiction, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo’s When We Were Birds is a mythic love story set in contemporary Trinidad & Tobago about two young outsiders brought together by their connection with the dead.
Spanning time and multiple points of view, a new voice in indigenous fiction introduces us to Ruby, a bold, complex and unapologetic woman who, adopted by white parents, goes in search of her identity as her life spins wildly out of control.
The First Rule Of Swimming
Courtney Angela Brkic
Traveling to New York from her Croatian island home, Magdelena searches for her missing, free-spirited sister, Jadranka, and uncovers dark family secrets that span three generations.
Before You Knew My Name
A psychological suspense novel about two young women who have recently moved to New York City: Alice, who is brutally murdered, and Ruby, who finds Alice and investigates her death.
It Is Wood, It Is Stone
Accompanying her husband on a year professorship in São Paulo, an anxious American woman exasperates her socially conscious maid before the women are unexpectedly bonded by an encounter with a beguiling artist.
Three Things About Elsie
A novel set in England about eighty-four-year-old Florence, a resident in a nursing home, who has fallen in her apartment, leading her to think about her childhood friend and the secrets of their past that are about to come to light.
How To Walk Away
When an accident on what was supposed to be the happiest day of her life lands her in the hospital with a very uncertain future, Margaret struggles to come to terms with family secrets, heartbreak and starting over before discovering love in an unexpected place
Girls In White Dresses
Attending an endless series of bridal showers for their friend Kristi, three bridesmaids struggle with private challenges, including Isabella’s unhappiness at a job where she is nevertheless very successful, Mary’s relationship with a man who prioritizes his mother and Lauren’s attraction to a man she despises.
After The Fall
One summer’s day, grandmother, mother and daughter’s secrets will be forced out in the open in a single dramatic moment that leaves them all asking: is there such a thing as second chances?
The Senator’s Wife
Hiring a health aide to give her the support and independence she needs after hip replacement surgery, DC philanthropist and Senator’s wife Sloane Chase, as weeks go by and she becomes sicker, suspects her seemingly perfect employee is plotting to steal her husband, her reputation and even her life.
Fruit Of The Drunken Tree
Ingrid Rojas Contreras
A debut novel by an award-winning writer is set against the violence of 1990s Columbia and follows a sheltered girl and a teen maid, who forge an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them both.
The Things We Do To Our Friends
Studying at the University of Edinburgh, Clare, yearning to reinvent herself, becomes friends with Tabitha, an intimidatingly rich girl, and her exclusive circle, but when Tabitha needs her help on a special little project, Clare starts to realize too late what her friends are capable of.
The Language Of Flowers
Discovering the symbolic meanings of flowers while languishing in the foster-care system, eighteen-year-old Victoria is hired by a florist when her talent for helping others is discovered, a situation that leads her to confront a painful secret from her past.
A Twisted Love Story
There’s something Wes and Ivy never talk about–in good times or bad. The night of their worst breakup, when one of them took things too far, and someone ended up dead.
Forging a familial bond over their shared artistic talents and secrets, four young people navigate a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love reinforce and divide them throughout the course of their lives.
Possessing genetic advantages that offer the potential for immortality in a near-future New York City, a high-achieving exchange trader dealing in human organs is forced to choose between her future and her estranged father’s suicide-oriented circle.
The Good Sister
Twin sisters who are polar opposites but who are harboring a deep, dark secret about their sociopathic mother must face the consequences of both her actions and their own when one tries to start a family.
The Keeper Of Lost Things
Collecting things dropped or left behind by others and writing stories about them as a tribute to the fianc�e who died the day he lost one of her keepsakes, a man bequeaths his estate to his unsuspecting assistant, who bonds with new neighbors while attempting to reunite the objects with their owners.
The Stationery Shop
A novel set in 1953 Tehran, against the backdrop of the Iranian Coup, about a young couple in love who are separated on the eve of their marriage, and who are reunited sixty years later, after having moved on to live independent lives in America, to discover the truth about what happened on that fateful day in the town square.
Jean Hanff Korelitz
When her triplets, who have no strong familial bond and cannot wait to go their separate ways, leave for college, Johanna, faced with being alone for the first time, decides to have a fourth child and wonders what role the “latecomer� will play in her already fractured family.
At once exquisite and expansive, astonishing in its humanity and heart, Yerba Buena is a testament to the healing qualities of a shared meal, a perfectly crafted drink, a space we claim for ourselves. Nina LaCour’s adult debut novel is a love story for our time.
The Husband’s Secret
Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband’s death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.
Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan
Her life upended when her husband revealed a darker side, Olivia MacAfee and her teenage son Asher move back to her New Hampshire hometown for a new beginning until Asher is implicated in the death of his girlfriend and she realizes he’s hidden more than he’s shared with her.
On the brink of losing the family home, a Midwestern college professor and widower reaches out to his estranged children under the guise of a reconciliation, only to unleash a maelstrom of age-old resentments.
A tale told from multiple perspectives traces the complicated relationship between Ann and Wade on a rugged landscape and how they came together in the aftermath of his first wife’s imprisonment for a violent murder.
Answering a woman’s desperate call for help, young Navy widow Helen Devries opens her Whidbey Island home as a refuge to Choi Eunhee. As they bond over common losses and a delicate, potentially devastating secret, their friendship spans the remainder of their lives.
Things We Never Got Over
There’s a reason Knox doesn’t do complications or high-maintenance women, especially not the romantic ones. But since Naomi’s life imploded right in front of him, the least he can do is help her out of her jam. And just as soon as she stops getting into new trouble he can leave her alone and get back to his peaceful, solitary life. At least, that’s the plan until the trouble turns to real danger.
We Were Mothers
When a college student goes missing and an illicit encounter is uncovered, two families are devastated and a disturbing web of secrets is revealed.
Awakening in the hospital after a car crash believing that she is a single, twenty-five-year-old sales associate, Lexi discovers that she has lost three years in her life and she is married to a handsome millionaire, but her perfect new life soon begins to go awry.
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
In this bighearted story of the lifelong relationships that both wound and heal us, Flora Mancini finds everything she thought she knew about her husband, her marriage and her relationship with her best friend upended when she makes a startling discovery.
The Spring Girls
The four Spring girls, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, grow and struggle to find their places in the world on the New Orleans military base they call home, while their father is on tour in Iraq and their mother appears to be hiding something.
The Two Lives Of Sara
Catherine Adel West
During the racially divided 1960s, a Black young, unwed mother named Sara, working for Mama Sugar at a popular boarding house in Memphis, Tennessee, finds friendship and refuge until secrets from Mama Sugar’s are revealed, forcing Sara to make a decision that will reshape the rest of her life.
A young American living in London with great friends and strong ambitions falls in love with a charming Englishman who is not as invested in the relationship as she is, resulting in a mental health crisis.