Tag Archives: Family Life

Brother Alive

by Zain Khalid

From a New York Times Writer to Watch, an astonishing debut novel about family, sexuality, and capitalist systems of control, following three adopted brothers…

Ocean State

by Stewart O'Nan

Set in a working-class town on the Rhode Island coast, O’Nan’s latest is a crushing, beautifully written, and profoundly compelling novel about sisters, mothers,…

Girl, Woman, Other

by Bernardine Evaristo

From one of Britain’s most celebrated writers of color, a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity among an interconnected group of Black British…

The Story of a Goat

by Perumal Murugan

From one of India’s best-known writers and the author of the National Book Award-longlisted One Part Woman comes a charming and surprising tale of an orphaned goat and the family that decides to take care of her, despite the potential cost to them…


by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

A prizewinning and word-of-mouth literary sensation in France, Animalia is an extraordinary epic that retraces the history of a modest French peasant family over…

Shuggie Bain

by Douglas Stuart

A stunning debut novel by a masterful writer telling the heartwrenching story of a young boy and his alcoholic mother, whose love is only…


by Tim Murphy

“Murphy artfully connects multiple narratives to produce a sprawling tale of love, family, duty, war, and displacement. It is above all a stinging indictment…

One Part Woman

by Perumal Murugan

The American debut of a world-class writer, already profiled by the New York Times, One Part Woman is a charming and touching story of a South Indian couple who cannot conceive, and the extraordinary efforts they make to please their family and try to have a baby….

The World Beneath

by Cate Kennedy

“Written in precise and singing prose, [Kennedy’s] powerful first novel . . . [is] a work of mythic depth, lyrical description, and gripping suspense.”…

A Small Hotel

by Robert Olen Butler

“A sleek, erotic, and suspenseful drama . . . Butler executes a plot twist of profound proportions in this gorgeously controlled, unnerving, and beautifully…