This month finds bestselling author Amy Bloom releasing her first work of historical fiction, JoJo Moyes moves her beloved heroine to New York City, and two-time Booker Prize-winning author Peter Carey pens a page-turner set in 1950s Australia.
Learn more about these books below, or see all of our favorite fiction for February here.
Were Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena "Hick" Hickok lovers? We may never know for sure, but by many accounts they shared an intimacy that went far beyond friendship, and this unconventional union was so powerful that it inspired both women to do extraordinary good for the country during a very trying time in its history. White Houses is Amy Bloom’s first stab at historical fiction, and her aim is true.
JoJo Moyes is ever the crowd pleaser and her latest novel, Still Me, is no exception. In it, our British heroine Louisa Clark opts for adventure in New York City. But will this leave her relationship with “paramedic Sam” on life support? Full of Moyes’s signature humor and heart, Still Me will delight long-time fans, and new readers alike.
Peter Carey’s latest novel, A Long Way from Home, follows three characters on a (deceptively) madcap adventure around Australia, as they participate in the Redex Trial, a harrowing race that covers terrain no vehicle is meant to tread. Set in the 1950s, ‘Long Way’ addresses the racial tensions of the time, while slyly pointing out how alarmingly prevalent they still are today.