March 2024


Doyle, SeanAustralia’s trail-blazing first novelist-John Lang
Dumont, AdeleThe pulling
Hancock, BonnieThe girl who touched the stars
Miller, PattiTrue friends
Scott, AmeliahThe flying vet
Velzen, Marianne vanMinnie
Wells, JamelleThe outback court reporter
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Arias, John ManuelWhere there was fire
Atwood, MargaretFourteen days
Blain, GeorgiaWe all lived in Bondi then
Blake, MatthewAnna O
Brown, AmyMy brilliant sister
Correa, Armando LucasThe silence in her eyes
Elston, AshleyFirst lie wins
Freeman, BrianRobert Ludlum’s The Bourne defiance
Freethy, SarahThe porcelain maker
Ghose, AninditaThe illuminated
Grippando, JamesTwenty
Hanks, DianeThe woman with a purple heart
Hannah, KristinThe women
Hollander, JennyEveryone who can forgive me is dead
Im, Seong-sunThe consultant
Lohrey, AmandaThe conversion
Mancini, RuthThe woman on the ledge
Michaelides, AlexThe fury
Newman, CatherineWe all want impossible things
Nunez, SigridThe vulnerables
Orr, KylieThe eleventh floor
Picoult, JodiMad honey
Reid, KileyCome and get it
Royal, Linda MargolinThe star on the grave
Sasson, SarahTidelines
Stephens, Mary-LouThe chocolate factory
Tara, JaneTilda is Visible
Thompson, KateThe wartime book club
Vardiashvili, LeoHard by a great forest

The Fury by Alex Michaelides

Shades of Agatha Christie and Sunset Boulevard color this outstanding psychological thriller from bestseller Michaelides (The Maidens). Among the frenemies who gather for a weekend at a lush Greek island owned by former movie star Lana Farrar are Lana’s second husband, Jason Miller; her son, Leo; theater actor Kate Crosby; two servants; and the book’s unreliable narrator, playwright Elliot Chase. At the outset, Elliot tees readers up for “a tale of murder,” that is also “at its heart… a love story.” Shortly after arriving on the island, the group is trapped by unrelenting wind (in Greek: menos, or “the fury”), and before long someone is killed. Elliot then winds the clock back, delving into each attendee’s place in a thick web of jealousy, ambition, and infidelity. As he builds toward the bloody opening incident, he dwells on each character’s personality and flaws, revealing himself in the process, from his painful childhood that pointed him toward love of the theater to his complicated relationship with a much older, wealthy author whose death was gossip fodder. Michaelides keeps readers on deliciously unsteady ground throughout, ratcheting up the tension until he arrives at the final series of reveals. The result is a character-driven, atmospheric delight. Publisher’s Weekly, November 2023


Come and Get It by Kiley Reid

Reid returns after her smash hit Such a Fun Age with a sardonic and no-holds-barred comedy of manners. When Agatha Paul, a white writer in her late 30s, arrives at the University of Arkansas as a visiting professor in 2017, she is separated from her wife, a Black dancer in Chicago, and intends to write a book about contemporary weddings. She switches topics, however, after interviewing a group of entitled young women who live in a dorm for scholarship students (one, named Jenna, who cashes in on a scholarship for Mexican Americans because her grandmother is Mexican, jokingly calls herself a “cute little refugee” and considers her work study salary “fun money”). The dorm’s Black resident assistant Millie Cousins, who resents the others’ shamelessness, agrees to let Agatha eavesdrop on them through a wall in exchange for $20 per session. There’s also sensitive scholarship student Kennedy, who is so grotesquely spoiled by her mother that she must move into a single room to accommodate all her stuff. Overlaying the narrative of Agatha’s clandestine project are backstories of the principal characters, which gradually reveal sources of their ongoing pain and push the story to an explosive climax. Reid is a keen observer­—every page sparkles with sharp analysis of her characters. This blistering send-up of academia is interlaced with piercing moral clarity. Publisher’s Weekly, October 2023


Hard by a Great Forest by Leo Vardiashvili

In Vardiashvili’s spectacular debut, a refugee family reckons with their past. Irakli fled post-Soviet Georgia for London with his young sons Sandro and Saba, but was unable to afford passage for their mother, Eka. Years later, upon hearing Eka has died, Irakli guiltily returns to Georgia. Sandro follows, defying Irakli’s wishes, and contacts Saba to say he found Irakli’s trail at their old apartment. After that communication, Saba hears nothing further. Worried, he flies to Tblisi. Sandro has left graffitied clues for him on walls throughout the city, recalling their childhood scavenger hunts and supplementing Irakli’s own trail of breadcrumbs, which includes pages from his unpublished play. In the capital’s neglected and overgrown botanical garden, which now resembles a dark forest from the Brothers Grimm, Saba must contend with marauding wolves and a hungry tiger escaped from the zoo. As he struggles to stay one step ahead of a corrupt detective who’s tailing him in order to nab Irakli, Saba faces many physical dangers, betrayals, and losses. In the end, he makes some difficult renunciations that signal his deepening maturity. The tense plot ups the ante from one narrow escape to the next, and Vardiashvili layers his seamless blend of genres (police thriller, fairy tale quest, coming-of-age story) with lush depictions of Georgia’s landscape, culture, and resilient people. This will leave readers breathless. Publisher’s Weekly, October 2023


So Late in the Day by Claire Keegan

Keegan (Foster) imbues the three stories in her exquisite collection with the keen awareness of human fallibility characteristic of her previous work. The title story is set on a momentous day in the life of Cathal, whom the reader meets while he shuffles through dull office work and contemplates his own foibles. By the time he’s home alone with his cat and a microwave dinner, he’s revealed himself to be a lonely and hateful man who, because of his lack of generosity, has just lost something irretrievable. In “The Long and Painful Death,” set at a remote seaside writer’s retreat, a woman cleverly repurposes a middle-aged German professor’s crusty misogyny for her own creative ends. “Antarctica” is the terrifying story of a happily married woman’s ill-fated quest for a moment of sexual fulfillment with another man during the Christmas holidays. Each of Keegan’s male characters is culpable in whatever trouble they get themselves into. Her women have agency, but are shackled by the poisonous attitudes of the men they encounter. Written over a span of 20 years, these pristine stories demonstrate the author’s genius for economy. Keegan says in a paragraph what other writers take entire novels to reveal. Publisher’s Weekly, August 2023


Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult

Picoult (Wish You Were Here) joins forces with novelist and transgender activist Boylan (Long Black Veil) for a spellbinding yarn involving a teen’s trial for murder. Beekeeper Olivia McAfee fled her abusive husband in Boston for New Hampshire with her six-year-old son, Asher. Twelve years later, Asher is charged with murdering his high school girlfriend, Lily, a newcomer to town. The story unfolds from Olivia and Lily’s viewpoints (Lily’s before the murder), and centers on the budding relationship between Asher and Lily and the subsequent court case against Asher, who is represented by Olivia’s older brother, Jordan, a high-profile defense attorney who has appeared in previous Picoult novels. Both teens have troubled relationships with their fathers, and the authors painstakingly explore the impact of physically and emotionally abusive men on their families. After a big reveal in the second half, the canvas stretches to include a primer on transgender issues, and the shift is mostly seamless though sometimes didactic. More successful is the atmospheric texture provided with depictions of Olivia harvesting honey and the art of beekeeping, and the riveting trial drama. Overall, it’s a fruitful collaboration. Publisher’s Weekly, August 2022

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Ross, Ian,Battle song
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Bishop, D. V.City of vengeance
Casey, JaneThe close
Corson, AbbyThe concierge
Cosimano, ElleFinlay Donovan knocks ’em dead
Donovan, KemperThe busy body
Ellis, KateThe house of the hanged woman
Fennell, DavidSee No Evil
Hallett, JaniceThe mysterious case of the Alperton Angels
Harper, JordanEverybody knows
Johnstone, DougThe big chill
Kellerman, JonathanThe ghost orchid
La Plante, LyndaAlibi
Lancaster, NeilBlood runs cold
Leadbeater, DavidThe Babylon plot
McKenzie, DinukaTipping point
Oswald, JamesAll that lives
Patterson, JamesThe 24th Hour
Robb, J. D.Random in death
Thomas, P. A.The Beacon
Thorogood, RobertThe queen of poisons
Willberg, T. A.Marion Lane and the raven’s revenge
Willingham, StacyOnly if you’re lucky

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett

In this inventive offering from Hallett (The Appeal), true crime author Amanda Bailey investigates the Alperton Angels, a cult that carried out a mass suicide after one of its members—a teenager whom the cult was convinced had given birth to the anti-Christ—alerted the police to its criminal activities. Eighteen years have passed since the Angels’ death ritual, and no one has been able to track down the mother or her child since. Planning to write a book about the incident, Bailey searches for the missing Alperton baby, now presumably a young adult. There’s only one problem: rival author Oliver Menzies, with whom Bailey shares a checkered history, is on the same trail. As in The Twyford Code and The Appeal, Hallett isn’t afraid to make demands of her readers: she pieces most of the novel together via a series of WhatsApp messages and discarded drafts of Bailey and Menzies’ work. The twists never let up as Hallett barrels toward the finish, frequently undermining reader expectations along the way while staying firmly in the realm of fair play. Hallett’s fans and newcomers alike will relish this brilliantly constructed and eminently satisfying mystery. Publisher’s Weekly, October 2023


The Busy Body by Kemper Donovan

A larger-than-life Maine politician drags her ghostwriter into a no-stakes—well, no personal stakes—murder investigation. The narrator, an appropriately unnamed freelancer to the stars, is requested by indomitable politician and personality Dorothy Gibson to collaborate on a memoir now that Dorothy’s Independent Party race for the presidency has officially ended in defeat. The ghostwriter prepares for the spin zone that politicians often put up as a front, but Dorothy’s shtick is that she’s a down-to-earth straight talker keeping a low profile as she licks her wounds in her Sacobago home. From being picked up at the airport by Dorothy’s devoted assistant, Leila Mansour, to having a run-in with an overly zealous fan at Betty’s Liquor Mart, the ghostwriter experiences Dorothy as downright likable and as genuine as she seems—though she must admit she hopes Dorothy’s bodyguard will turn into more than he seems (wink wink). When Dorothy’s closest neighbor at the tricked-out Crystal Palace takes the big sleep in her bath, Dorothy can’t resist doing some amateur investigation into the suicide—or is it murder? Since Leila refuses to serve as Dorothy’s sidekick for the misadventure, the ghostwriter fills the niche, duly compiling material on her nominal subject while learning about the life and death of Vivian Davis. Vivian and her physician husband, Walter Vogel, who seems to be auditioning for the role of mad scientist, are as complicated as Dorothy is straightforward. The ensuing inquiry unearths more questions than answers, creating a satisfying puzzle that only Dorothy can solve. Lively, clever storytelling with outsize energy that just barely misses its mark. Kirkus Review, December 2021


Everybody Knows by Jordan Harper

Edgar winner Harper (She Rides Shotgun) brilliantly taps into the zeitgeist for this crime novel that perfectly reflects its time and place. As a series of bombings ravage the homeless encampments of Los Angeles, the city’s wealthy elite are protected by “black-bag publicists” like Mae Pruett. A crisis manager for L.A.’s rich and famous, Mae helps to keep their dirty laundry and debauched escapades from reaching the public. This can, of course, be a complicated job, and requires a tag team effort from a multidisciplinary group of lawyers, journalists, and, when necessary, hired muscle. When Mae’s boss, Dan Hennigan, is murdered, Mae and her ex, Chris Tamburro, a disgraced former cop who’s now employed by a private security company, wind up working the same case. As they investigate, they follow Hennigan’s side hustle down a dark road involving über-rich predators and some of Hollywood’s most vulnerable. Combing the brutality of James Ellroy with the poetic sensibility of Raymond Chandler, Harper takes the reader on a searing journey into L.A.’s underworld where truth and righteousness have become irrelevant and only power has currency. This neo-noir is a must read. Publisher’s Weekly, December 2022


Random in Death by J.D. Robb

This sturdy entry in Robb’s long-running procedural series featuring New York City police lieutenant Eve Dallas (after Payback in Death) again takes place in the recognizable future of the 2060s. This time around, Dallas and her team are on the hunt for a cunning killer who’s targeting Manhattan teenagers. His first victim is nascent songwriter Jenna Harbough, who’s injected with a cocktail of drugs at the trendy downtown Club Rock It and dies in the alley behind the venue. A short time later, another teenager dies under similar circumstances. Dallas is assigned to the cases and comes to the disturbing conclusion that the killer’s victims were chosen at random. Interwoven throughout the murder investigation are long sections depicting Eve’s idyllic marriage to the sexy, supportive, and ultrawealthy Roarke, including descriptions of the “castle he’d built in the heart of New York City” for the pair to inhabit. These envy-inducing segments can feel more frisky than the rote procedural beats, but Dallas’s final confrontation with the killer has some heat. Series fans will get what they came for. Publisher’s Weekly, October 2023


The Big Chill by Doug Johnstone

Scottish author Johnstone’s exceptional sequel to 2020’s A Dark Matter focuses on three cases handled by members of the Skelf family, who run a funeral parlor and a private investigation firm in Edinburgh. For the Skelfs, the two businesses offer ways to try “to tell people’s stories, join the dots in their lives, make some sense of the mayhem.” Dorothy, the clan’s 70-year-old matriarch, is trying to locate the next of kin of a homeless man, because the police won’t release his body for burial without an official identification. Jenny, Dorothy’s 45-year-old daughter, is looking for a runaway 14-year-old girl. Hannah, Dorothy’s granddaughter, who’s studying physics at university, is investigating a professor’s death that was ruled a suicide. All three women are being targeted by Jenny’s ex-husband, an accused murderer. Johnstone seamlessly presents their stories with depth, elegance, and a delicate touch of wry humor as they get difficult jobs done with grace and kindness. This is a must for those seeking strong, authentic, intelligent female protagonists. Publisher’s Weekly, January 2021

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Finkel, MichaelThe art thief

Art Thief by Michael Finkel

In this masterful true crime account, Finkel (The Stranger in the Woods) traces the fascinating exploits of Stéphane Breitwieser, a French art thief who stole more than 200 artworks from across Europe between 1995 and 2001, turning his mother’s attic into a glittering trove of oil paintings, silver vessels, and antique weaponry. Mining extensive interviews with Breitwieser himself, and several with those who detected and prosecuted him, Finkel meticulously restages the crimes, describing the castles and museums that attracted Breitwieser and Anne-Catherine Kleinklaus, his accomplice and romantic partner; the luminous oils and sculptures that caught Breitwieser’s eye; and the swift, methodical actions he took to liberate his prizes. According to Breitwieser, his sole motive was aesthetic: to possess great beauty, to “gorge on it.” Drawing on art theory and Breitwieser’s psychology reports, Finkel speculates on his subject’s addiction to beauty and on Anne-Catherine’s acquiescence to the crimes. The account is at its best when it revels in the audacity of the escapades, including feats of misdirection in broad daylight, and the slow, inexorable pace of the law. It’s a riveting ride. Publisher’s Weekly, April 2023

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Harper, MollyWitches get stuff done
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Allsopp, SharleneThe Great Undoing
Archer, C. J.The librarian of crooked lane
Klune, TJHeartsong
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Baker, MarkEastern Europe
Bruyn, Roxanne deNew Zealand (Aotearoa)
Lonely PlanetThe travel hack handbook
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General NovelHall, AramintaOne of the Good Guys
General NovelMcNeel, ClaireDarkness Runs Deep
General NovelWilliams, BeatrizThe Beach at Summerly
General NovelZevin, GabrielleTomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
PoetryDarwish, MahmoudIn the Presence of Absence
Mystery NovelAdams, ElleryThe Vanishing Type
Mystery NovelGentill, SulariThe Mystery Writer
Mystery NovelHarper, LinBloodier Than Fiction
Mystery NovelMcTiernan, DervlaWhat Happened to Nina?
Mystery NovelMiller, C. L.The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder

The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder by C L Miller

Miller’s winning debut exposes the dark underbelly of the antiques trade. Forty-something Freya Lockwood is facing a personal crisis: her daughter has gone off to college, and her ex-husband has put the house where she’s lived for many years up for sale. While bracing for an inevitable eviction, Freya receives word that Arthur Crockleford, an antiques dealer in the English village of Little Meddington, has died and left his business to her and her aunt Carole. Twenty years earlier, Freya was Arthur’s partner in tracking down valuable antiquities, but an incident on their final trip together led her to break with Arthur and leave the profession. After Arthur’s funeral, Freya and Carole are given a cryptic letter in which Arthur asks Freya to track down an unnamed “item of great value.” If she does so, he promises, she will get her former life and career back. Following Arthur’s clues, Freya slowly comes to realize she’s also on the trail of his murderer. Miller nails the pace and mood of a good mystery on her first try, and Freya is a hugely appealing protagonist. Readers will be clamoring for a sequel. Publisher’s Weekly, December 2023


The Beach at Summerly by Beatriz Williams

Williams (The Summer Wives) revisits the fictional Winthrop Island off the coast of Connecticut in this exciting story of summer love and espionage. It’s 1946 and 20-year-old Emilia Winthrop, who once dreamed of leaving for college, looks after her mother after she had a stroke. Her father, meanwhile, maintains the Peabody family’s beachfront estate, where Peabody sons Amory and Shep return from the war, their brother having died in battle, and their aunt Olive arrives to live in the guest house. A budding romance develops between Emilia and Shep after she agrees to babysit for the worldly Olive. Emilia also meets a man named Sumner Fox, who claims to be writing a book. Later, Sumner shocks Emilia by revealing he is an FBI agent, Olive is a Soviet spy, and he needs Emilia’s help in exposing her. Williams then jumps ahead eight years. Emilia is pursuing her doctorate at Wellesley College when she’s contacted by Sumner, who requests her help in a prisoner exchange involving Olive. In flashbacks, Williams reveals the details of her cooperation with Sumner and fallout with the Peabodys back in the summer of ’46. Williams complements her complex narrative with a keen perspective on the island’s class strata. Readers will be hooked from the first page. Publisher’s Weekly, April 2023


One of the Good Guys by Araminta Hall

At the start of this unsettling psychological suspense novel from Hall (Hidden Depths), Cole Simmonds is trying to rebuild his life after a nasty split from his wife, Mel Connelly. He leaves his office job in London to work as a wildlife ranger along the southern coast of England, where he immediately becomes enchanted with Leonora Baxter, an artist who lives in a neighboring cottage. While the two get to know each other, feminist activists Molly Patterson and Phoebe Canton, who are livestreaming their hike along the coast as part of a domestic violence fundraiser, vanish. Cole becomes the prime suspect when a strand of Molly’s hair is found in his outhouse. Hall then shifts the story to Mel’s perspective. Chronicling the downfall of her and Cole’s marriage, Mel recounts her fertility struggles and alludes to unsettling truths about her former husband. Soon, the hikers’ disappearance captures public attention, with newscasters and social media sleuths alike weighing in on Cole’s involvement in Molly and Phoebe’s fates. From there, Hall begins to tie each of her story threads together with a series of twists about the disappearances and Cole and Mel’s marriage. Her plot and themes don’t exactly break new ground, but Hall keeps things moving at a brisk clip, and the thought-provoking conclusion will prompt readers to ask difficult questions about bad male behavior. Fans of Megan Abbott will want to check this out. Publisher’s Weekly, October 2023


Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Zevin (Young Jane Young) returns with an exhilarating epic of friendship, grief, and computer game development. In 1986, Sadie Green, 11, visits a children’s hospital where her sister is recovering from cancer. There, she befriends another patient, a 12-year-old Korean Jewish boy named Sam Masur, who has a badly injured foot, and the two bond over their love for video games. Their friendship ruptures, however, after Sam discovers Sadie’s been tallying the visits to fulfill her bat mitzvah service. Years later, they reconnect while attending college in Boston. Sam is wowed by a game Sadie developed, called Solution. In it, a player who doesn’t ask questions will unknowingly build a widget for the Third Reich, thus forcing the player to reflect on the impact of their moral choices. He proposes they design a game together, and relying on help from his charming, wealthy Japanese Korean roommate, Marx, and Sadie’s instructor cum abusive lover, Dov, they score a massive hit with Ichigo, inspired by The Tempest. In 2004, their virtual world-builder Mapletown allows for same-sex marriages, drawing ire from conservatives, and a violent turn upends everything for Sam and Sadie. Zevin layers the narrative with her characters’ wrenching emotional wounds as their relationships wax and wane, including Sadie’s resentment about sexism in gaming, Sam’s loss of his mother, and his foot amputation. Even more impressive are the visionary and transgressive games (another, a shooter, is based on the poems of Emily Dickinson). This is a one-of-a-kind achievement. Publisher’s Weekly, April 2022

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BiographyShehadeh,RajaWe Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I
General NovelMorgan, ShannonHer Little Flowers
Historical NovelAckerman, SaraThe Uncharted Flight of Olivia West
Mystery NovelBrennan, AllisonThe Missing Witness
Mystery NovelEllis, JoyThe Bag of Secrets 
Mystery NovelMartine, ArkadyRose/House
Mystery NovelShapiro, IrinaThe Highgate Cemetery Murder 
Mystery NovelThompson, VictoriaMurder on Trinity Place 
Mystery NovelWinters, MaryMurder in Masquerade
Science Fiction & FantasyArcher, C. J.The Dead Letter Delivery 

The Missing Witness by Allison Brennan

The plight of Los Angeles’s homeless population undergirds bestseller Brennan’s action-packed fifth adventure for LAPD detective Kara Quinn and her boyfriend, FBI agent Matt Costa (after Seven Girls Gone). Kara is back in L.A. to testify against David Chen, a sweatshop owner and human trafficker who put a price on Kara’s head after her investigations led to his arrest. When Chen is gunned down on the way to court one morning, his driver notices a young woman fleeing the scene. Is she the murderer or a witness? Kara attempts to track down the runaway woman and find out. Before long, someone tries to kill Kara as well, then frames her for the murder of one of Costa’s FBI colleagues. Brennan packs the proceedings with a large cast of potential suspects and a jumble of incidents that eventually reveal themselves to be links in the chain of a full-blown conspiracy to cheat the California government out of funds set aside to address homelessness. All the while, the pace never flags, even as Brennan adds a welcome new chapter to Kara’s backstory. Series fans will walk away satisfied. Publisher’s Weekly, December 2023


Murder in Masquerade by Mary Winters

Amelia, Countess of Amesbury, enjoys answering the “Lady Agony” letters she receives as columnist for a penny weekly. Her friend Simon, the Marquis of Bainbridge, is angry when his younger sister Marielle sends a letter complaining that her family doesn’t like the man she loves, George Davies; she says she plans to elope. Simon sees Davies, onetime stable manager for the Bainbridge estate, as a no-good gambler and social climber who’s after Marielle’s money and status. When Simon and Amelia attend an opera and spot Marielle and George, there’s tension in the boxes, but it’s nothing compared to the emotions when Marielle stumbles over George’s dead body in an alley afterward and accuses her brother of killing her betrothed. Simon asks Amelia to help find George’s killer and exonerate himself. Amelia is once again on the case, but she suspects Simon is hiding evidence from her. Horse races, croquet matches, and a garden party are all part of her scheme to root out a murderer. The follow-up to Murder in Postscript emphasizes Victorian social customs and society. Fans of Dianne Freeman’s “Countess of Harleigh” mysteries will enjoy. Library Journal, December 2023



We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I by Raja Shehadeh

Palestinian attorney and human rights activist Shehadeh (Where the Line Is Drawn) movingly blends the personal and political in this heartfelt take on his complex relationship with his lawyer father, Aziz. The latter, born in 1912, was a fearless advocate for his clients, including the men who assassinated Jordan’s King Abdullah in 1951, and an early supporter of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict despite having fled his home in Jaffa after the modern Jewish state was declared. He was murdered in 1985 by a former client, a crime for which Shehadeh still seeks answers. As Shehadeh writes, their interactions were often fraught with a hostility Shehadeh attributes to his father’s unpopular political positions, and his sense of regret after his father’s murder, over missed chances at healing their relationship is palpably and eloquently conveyed: “Not being aware of the extent and the sheer number of battles he had fought during his life,” Shehadeh writes, “I could not understand the measure of his anger, disappointment, and unhappiness.” This poignant memoir will resonate with many, whatever their positions on the political conflict at its center. Publisher’s Weekly, January 2023


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