June 2014 Books We're Excited About
Annotation:Chicago writer Cristina Henriquez's latest is a drama of an immigrant Mexican family settling in Delaware and coming to grips with life in America.
Annotation:The great Chicago storyteller (his Coast of Chicago was a One Book One Chicago selection) pulls off an impressive feat: two new story collections out in the same month. This is the first one.
Annotation:This fictionalization of a chapter in the life of Margaret Mead tells the story of three young anthropologists in New Guinea in the 30s. Sounds like book club gold to us.
Annotation:The author of Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven turns in a first novel that sounds fascinating: a rags to roches tale of immigrants, family feuds and rival ice cream businesses.
Annotation:King is in hardboiled detective mode for this tale of the search for the Mercedes Killer - a hit and run driver who deliberately plowed into a crowd of people at a job fair, and who plans worse.
Annotation:It's a big month for urban fiction with a new Around the Way girls book, a new Wahida Clark and this latest from the extremely popular Ashely Antoinette.