Springtime is here, and so are many great books to read with your book club. Our sister company Simon & Schuster has put together this list of fantastic, discussion-worthy novels sure to please all types of readers.
Glory over Everything
By Kathleen Grissom
The author of book club favorite The Kitchen House continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of a slave and master, whose deadly secret leads to a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.
Two If by Sea
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
From the bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean, an epic story of courage and devotion that spans three continents and the entire map of the human heart. This one is for fans of Lisa Genova.
The Children’s Crusade
By Ann Packer
From New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Ann Packer, The Children’s Crusade is an epic family drama that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades.
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
By Fredrik Backman
From the author of A Man Called Ove, a charming novel about a young girl whose eccentric grandmother leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged.
The Railwayman’s Wife
By Ashley Hay
Set in 1948, The Railwayman’s Wife follows a widow, a doctor, and a poet, as they recover from aftermath of World War II and encounter a poem that that forever changes their lives. This novel is an exploration of life, loss, and what comes after, of connection and separation, longing and acceptance, and an unadulterated celebration of love that will break your heart open.
Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday
By Christine Reilly
An arresting family story about the eccentric yet tight-knit Simone family, coping with tragedy during 1990s New York, struggling to reconnect with each other and heal.
Tuesday Nights in 1980
By Molly Prentiss
An intoxicating and transcendent debut novel that follows a critic, an artist, and a desirous, determined young woman as they find their way—and ultimately collide—amid the ever-evolving New York City art scene of the 1980s.