Old Friends: Endless Love by William McDonald
Released in April 2023, this book is a collection of short stories that explore love and loss in beautiful, poignant prose. Its characters are crafted in a way that makes them feel extremely real, ethereal, and holy, while each individual narrative feels more important than the last. This book will absolutely make you smile and cry, while experiencing every emotion in between.
The Whispers by Ashley Audrain
In alternating points of view, The Whispers follows the lives of four women through a week that changes their lives in unexpected ways. The novel is replete with enough twisty reveals to keep the reader hooked, while also cleverly exploring what it means to be a wife, a mother, and indeed, a woman. Audrain manages to find humanity in our biggest flaws in a way that makes even the most antagonistic character understandable, if not relatable. The Whispers is a perfect fall read for cozy nights by the fire.
By Vanessa Hutchison
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